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[liberationtech] Telecommunications to Cuba in New Policies

Andrés Pacheco alps6085 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 00:21:13 PDT 2015


Quick, somewhat urgent question: where do sound studio / video equipment & software stand? Can they be exported to Cuba now?

> On Jan 15, 2015, at 10:01 AM, Collin Anderson <collin at averysmallbird.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello Libtech,
> 
> The Cuba new rules are out, since there are two jurisdictions covering the country, they are split between services (Treasury's OFAC) and goods (Commerce's BIS). The short story is that Cuba is close to Iran's policies now, which a bit of difference owing to how it was done. Positive news though.
> 
> OFAC: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-00632.pdf
> BIS: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-00590.pdf
> 
> Cordially,
> Collin
> 
>> On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:37 AM, Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes <alps6085 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I agree that the credit card stuff is by far the most important, and not principally because of its implications in terms of "tech"
>> 
>> Not sure about the impact or not of the "democracy promotion" programs, but my feeling is that there's going to be a "surge" of those "programs!" So what? I'm pretty sure though that hardly anybody in Cuba would stop making a CC transaction in the island thanks to his US relatives & Obama because of that..
>> 
>> 
>> Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,
>> 
>> Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
>> <alps at acm.org>
>> +1 (347) 766-5008
>> 
>>> On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 7:47 PM, Collin Anderson <collin at averysmallbird.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 8:33 PM, Ellery Biddle <ellery.biddle at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> The financial piece here is also really important to follow, I think. Although a lot of what Obama laid out today was actually somewhat preliminary and short on detail, he very explicitly stated that US credit cards would now be accepted in Cuba.
>>> 
>>> Actually in this regard, perhaps the most important contribution will be the removal of Cuba from the state sponsors of terrorism list and the allowance of direct correspondent banking relationships.
>>> 
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>>> Collin David Anderson
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