Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How the OFAC Stole Christmas

santa_f16Reprinted with permission from Clif Burns of the Export Law Blog.

A spokesman for the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) told Export Law Blog this morning that discussions between OFAC and the North Pole over Santa Claus’s Christmas Eve itinerary had once again broken down and were not expected to be resumed before Santa’s scheduled departure on December 24 at 10 pm EST.

Friday, December 19, 2014

TOP Questions and Answers on Obama's Cuba Announcement

cubaTop Questions and Answers in regards to the December 17, 2014 announcement by President Obama stating the U.S. will lay out “a new course in our relations with Cuba.”

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Congressional Response to President Obama's Announcement on Future Relations with Cuba

CubaIn a Miami Herald article published today, Congressional opposition to President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will lay out “a new course in our relations with Cuba” was discussed.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Business with Cuba - What's Legal and What's Not?

Cuban cigarBy now, you've likely seen the many news stories about the BIG announcement made today by our President. The news release starts by stating... "Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people." Whatever your personal and/or political beliefs are, this is big news and potentially big opportunity for those who heed it. The legality of importing Cuban cigars is one of the many changes discussed below. Read on for the full details.