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Cuba

(In Trade)
July 20, 2016

“I would never speculate on what a next administration may do, but to the extent that this has yielded these positive results, it would be difficult to go backwards,”


(Daily News)
July 07, 2016

Supporters on July 6 withdrew their proposed amendment to the House financial services appropriations bill allowing private credit to be issued to Cuba for the purchase of U.S. agricultural products, with a promise in hand from the House GOP leadership that there will be a separate path forward through a committee markup for a separate stand-alone bill.


(Daily News)
June 20, 2016

The Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved a proposal that would end the U.S. government's prohibition on private companies offering credit to Cuba to purchase U.S. agriculture products, but the language faces intense political opposition in both the Senate and House and seems unlikely to advance any further.


(Daily News)
March 25, 2016

In conjunction with President Obama's trip, the Cuban government announced a key exchange rate policy change that experts say will make it easier for U.S. companies to do business on the island, although in general they argue that Havana is still moving too slow to reciprocate U.S. efforts to lift restrictions on trade and investment.


(Daily News)
March 04, 2016

The Havana Club rum brawl at the World Trade Organization took a technical turn at the February Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting where Cuba and the United States clashed over whether the dispute ought to remain on the "surveillance" portion of the DSB's agenda.


(Short Takes)
February 22, 2016

The U.S. government in mid-February extended Cubaexport's ownership of the Havana Club trademark through 2026, a move that the company's supporters say returns the fight over the trademark to U.S. courts but that Bermuda-based Bacardi downplayed as a non-event. The long-term renewal is the latest development in a fight over the Havana Club trademark that extends to the World Trade Organization.


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