Cuba Sanctions

Cuba Sanctions, Department of the Treasury

Cuba Sanctions, Department of Commerce (See Part 746.2)

The United States maintains a comprehensive economic embargo on the Republic of Cuba. In February 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed an embargo on trade between the United States and Cuba, in response to certain actions taken by the Cuban Government, and directed the Departments of Commerce and the Treasury to implement the embargo, which remains in place today.

On October 17, 2016, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published amendments to their respective regulations to further implement President Obama’s new course with Cuba. For additional information, please visit the relevant links below.


Executive Orders


Remarks and Releases