U.S.–Cuba Relations: President Obama Announces a New Approach

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On December 17 President Obama announced a new approach to U.S.–Cuba diplomatic relations.

The new approach includes:

  • Re-establishing diplomatic relations in matters such as migration, counternarcotics, environmental protection, among others.
  • Adjusting regulations to improve travel and remittance policies, support the flow of information between Americans and Cubans, and more.
  • Facilitate an expansion of travel to Cuba by Americans. Travel licenses will be made available in 12 existing categories, such as family visits, humanitarian projects, journalism, import/export, professional meetings, etc.
  • Authorize expanded sales and exports to Cuba. This expansion will empower the Cuban private sector, and Cubans will have access to certain lower-priced goods to improve their living standards.
  • Authorize American citizens to import goods from Cuba. Those with travel licenses will be authorized to import $400 worth of goods from Cuba, of which no more than $100 can consist of tobacco products and alcohol combined
  • Initiate new efforts to increase Cubans’ access to communications and their ability to communicate , by allowing telecommunications providers to set up the mechanisms and infrastructure to provide commercial telecommunications and Internet services.
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To find out more, read the official announcement from the White House.

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