US eases Cuba sanctions

The USA has further eased its sanctions on Cuba (see previous blog).  The amendments (among other things) remove limits on the value of goods that authorised travellers to Cuba may bring back with them to the US for personal use, including a $100 cap on the value of alcohol and cigars, allow people subject to US jurisdiction to engage in joint medical research with Cuban nationals, and waive the prohibition on foreign vessels docking at US ports within 180 days of visiting Cuba. The US Treasury press release is here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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