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On May 16, 2022, the Biden administration announced the relaxing of certain limited Cuban sanctions and other regulatory changes to expand communication, travel, and commerce between the United States and Cuba. The related fact sheet can be found here. The US State Department outlined four changes to Cuba policy in the announcement: Facilitate family reunification: The Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program will be reinstated and capacity for consular services and visa processing will continue to…

On June 9, 2022, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued eleven new Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) (FAQs 1058 – 1068) to provide further guidance on the prohibition on the export of certain services pursuant to Section (1)(a)(ii) of Executive Order (“EO”) 14071 and the Determination Pursuant to Section 1(a)(ii) of Executive Order 14071 (“OFAC Service Ban”).  As detailed in our previous blog post here, the OFAC Service Ban applies to certain…

On May 25, 2022, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control issued Russia-related General License 13A, “Authorizing Certain Administrative Transactions Prohibited by Directive 4 under Executive Order 14024” (“GL 13A”), which amends and replaces the former GL 13. Our previous blog post on GL 13 can be found here. Consistent with GL 13, GL 13A continues to authorize, subject to certain conditions, US Persons to pay taxes, fees, or import duties…

Accounting, Trust and Corporate Formation, and Management Consulting Services Ban On May 8, 2022, the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), in consultation with the US Department of State, issued a Determination Pursuant to Section 1(a)(ii) of Executive Order 14071 (“EO 14071 Determination”) determining that the prohibitions under Section (1)(a)(ii) of Executive Order (“EO”) 14071 (our previous blog regarding EO 14071 can be found here) shall apply to accounting, trust and…