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[liberationtech] Telecommunications to Cuba in New Policies

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 11:09:08 PDT 2015


Thanks, will do call the BIS hotline..


Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,

Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
<alps at acm.org>
+1 (347) 766-5008

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 1:07 PM, Collin Anderson <collin at averysmallbird.com>
wrote:

> Apple at least recognizes that these License Exceptions apply to their
> equipment (they are quiet but decent when it comes to sanctions issues):
> https://www.apple.com/legal/more-resources/gtc.html
>
> License Except SCP is probably the shortest route to a permissible export
> through perhaps the "private entrepreneurship" angle. I would call the BIS
> hotline and see what they say.
>
> On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes <
> alps6085 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Thanks, Collin!
>>
>> I was starting to look at those things yesterday, but wanted to see if
>> there was a "shortcut" that would save me from having to sift through
>> bureaucratic red tape doc piles.. :-)
>>
>> The situation is that of a Cuban Maestro in the US for a concert, wanting
>> to purchase this type of equipment and stuff for his studio back home,
>> including Apple gear but possibly also special-purpose hw & sw. Not a
>> "commercial export.."
>>
>>
>> Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,
>>
>> Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
>> <alps at acm.org>
>> +1 (347) 766-5008
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 12:39 PM, Collin Anderson <
>> collin at averysmallbird.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I cannot be your lawyer, but you might find some assurances within
>>> License Exceptions Consumer Communications Devices (CCD)
>>> <http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&SID=9ae4a21068f2bd41d4a5aee843b63ef1&rgn=div5&view=text&node=15:2.1.3.4.25&idno=15#se15.2.740_119>
>>>  and Support for the Cuban People (SCP) (§740.21 (d))
>>> <http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&SID=9ae4a21068f2bd41d4a5aee843b63ef1&rgn=div5&view=text&node=15:2.1.3.4.25&idno=15#se15.2.740_121> on
>>> media production equipment.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 3:21 AM, Andrés Pacheco <alps6085 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> *Collin David Anderson*
>>>>>> averysmallbird.com | @cda | Washington, D.C.
>>>>>>
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>>>>
>>>>
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>>>> *Collin David Anderson*
>>>> averysmallbird.com | @cda | Washington, D.C.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> *Collin David Anderson*
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>>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> *Collin David Anderson*
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