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 June 16, 2017, President Trump issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM) on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba. On November 8, 2017, the Departments of State, Commerce, and the Treasury announced certain changes to implement President Trump’s June 2017 NSPM. For additional information, please visit the relevant links below and the Cuba Restricted List.
- 09/23/2020: Announcement of the Cuba Prohibited Accommodations List; Washington, DC
- 09/06/2019: United States Restricts Remittances and “U-Turn” Transactions to Cuba; Washington, DC
- 09/06/2019 ; Washington, DC
- 07/26/2019: State Department Updates the Cuba Restricted List; Washington, DC
- 06/04/2019: United States Restricts Travel and Vessels to Cuba; Washington, DC
- 06/04/2019: ; Washington, DC
- 03/11/2019: State Department Updates the Cuba Restricted List; Washington, DC
- 11/14/2018: State Department Updates the Cuba Restricted List; Washington, DC
- 06/16/2017: ; Washington, DC
- 06/15/2017: ; Washington, DC
Please visit the state.gov archive to view material related to Cuba Sanctions from prior to January 21, 2017.
Section 515.582: Authorized Importations Into the United States From Independent Cuban Entrepreneurs
- 04/22/2016 The State Department’s Section 515.582 List
- 04/22/2016 Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of State Section 515.582 List