US-Cuba Travel And Trade Policies Updated

Recently there were new regulations put in place that allow United States citizens to travel to Cuba without the need for obtaining a special license from the United States government. This marks the first time since 1961 that the two countries will engage in diplomatic relations. The latest measures regarding diplomatic relations have begun breaking down the US trade embargo, though only Congress can completely lift the ban. US Citizens can now use credit cares in Cuba and US businesses can export some technologies to the island. Americans can also bring back up to $100 in alcohol and tobacco from Cuba. Cigars for everybody!

tumblr_mslxo4YIjv1rdutw3o1_400

Cuba has also released 53 political prisoners as part of the agreement.

Today’s announcement takes us one step closer to replacing out-of-date policies that were not working and puts in place a policy that helps promote political and economic freedom for the Cuban people

Said US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. US firms will now have an easier time providing internet services in addition to mobile phones and software. This marks an historic moment for what’s been decades of alienation between the two nations.

Via BBC

Oy! I'm the Viral Pirate, but you can just call me "thepirate," savvy? I'm the moderator here on Viral Pirate and I collect, share, and write up the best booty -- news, media, etc. -- that can be found throughout the four corners of the World Wide Web!

Comments