USA relaxes Shipping sanctions on Cuba

With effect from 17 October 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) have further relaxed sanctions in respect of Cuba. Of particular note and interest to the shipping industry are amendments to the USCG “180 day rule” pursuant to which, until…

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US Coast Guard Removes Conditions Of Entry On Vessels Arriving From Cuba

Following a comprehensive assessment, the United States Coast Guard has determined that Cuba meets the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code requirements established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and has effective security measures in their ports. Vessels arriving to the U.S. are no longer required to employ additional security measures while in…

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