The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued new and updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pertaining to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (see earlier blog posting here).
The new FAQs are explanatory (i.e. they do not have the force of law) and address issues such as:
- What travel is permitted to Cuba (travel for tourism is expressly excluded);
- How much a person can spend in Cuba;
- The value of goods ($100 only) that a person can import to the US from Cuba;
- Travel agency services;
- Sending money to Cuba;
- Trade with Cuba;
For a copy of the FAQs, see here.
Elaine Martin has been practising US and global immigration law since 1997. She is an immigrant herself (from Ireland), so has a special understanding of the legal and emotional challenges involved in relocating to a new country.