Cuba Sanctions Update: Removal of Cuba From Terrorism List Will Result in Modest Easing of Trade Sanctions

As part of the historic shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba announced on 17 December 2014, President Obama instructed the Secretary of State to launch a review of Cuba's designation as a state sponsor of terrorism (SSOT), and to prepare a report within six months regarding Cuba's support for international terrorism. The State Department has completed its review and reportedly has recommended that Cuba be removed from the list of SSOTs. The president's decision on whether to proceed with removal of Cuba's SSOT designation is expected to be announced soon.

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