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Obama to Trump: Before and After on Cuba

19 June 2017

International Trade Alert
One of the major international developments during the Obama Administration was the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba for the first time in 50 years.

On Friday, 16 June 2017, President Trump made his first major foray into U.S. - Cuban relations since assuming office. While it was a radical departure in tone from his predecessor, the changes he announced appear to leave the Obama-era sanctions relief largely intact. However, President Trump did announce changes that will eliminate the authorization for individuals to engage in “self-directed” people-to-people travel to Cuba, which will in turn have a significant impact on travel and carrier service providers. In addition, transactions with entities controlled by the Cuban military will be prohibited.

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