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Doing Business With Cuba: What You Need to Know

By Tracy Schorn

August 21, 2017

Capitol Building, Havana, Cuba

Considering business in Cuba? Join us for the new CLE course “The Shifting Legal Landscape for Doing Business With Cuba 2017: Recent Developments” on Monday, August 28, to learn about the implications of U.S. policy shift toward the Caribbean island nation.

The course will be presented by Andrew Keller, a partner at Hogan Lovells and former deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

“President Trump has dramatically shifted the tone of our relationship with Cuba, but so far that has not meant a significant rollback of the Obama-era sanctions easing,” says Keller. “We’ll examine the current business landscape against the backdrop of the regulatory approaches of the Trump and Obama administrations and the overall U.S. legal framework for Cuba sanctions.”

This course will examine where things stand on the easing of trade restrictions related to certain exports, imports, financial transactions, remittances, and travel. The discussion will cover:

  • Historic changes to U.S.–Cuba relationship;

  • Scope of remaining embargo;

  • Expanded opportunities for exports of US-origin goods;

  • Eased restrictions on certain transactions in the banking, finance, and insurance sectors;

  • Eased travel restrictions;

  • Establishment of legal entities and branch offices in Cuba;

  • Banking and financial transactions;

  • Transactions with Cuban nationals; and

  • Outlook and practical considerations in the Trump era.

Keller has engaged with companies around the world and across almost all major industry sectors to explain how U.S. sanctions and sanctions relief impact businesses. He combines a deep understanding of the internal workings of the executive branch and Congress with the ability to deliver practical and timely solutions to complex problems.

The course takes place from 1 to 3:15 p.m. at the D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K Street NW.

Register today for the in-person course or the Webinar.