Lawyers call for clear regulations to define Trump’s Cuban policy

Lawyers say US businesses with investments in Cuba will be unfazed by policy changes put forward by President Donald Trump two weeks ago, but raised concerns about the implementation of clear-cut regulations to guide companies’ operations on the island, as well as the negative impact of Trump’s policies on Cuba’s economy.

Lawyers call for clear regulations to define Trump’s Cuban policy Andrés Fernández, Pedro Freyre and Simeon Kriesberg

Speaking in the symbolic Little Havana district of Miami on 16 June, Donald Trump pledged to “cancel” the Obama administration’s “completely one-sided” deal with Cuba. Trump announced various new commercial and travel restrictions designed to prevent US companies and individuals doing business with GAESA, the Cuban military conglomerate that controls numerous enterprises in the country. In restricting US commercial relationships with GAESA, Trump hopes to reduce the flow of US dollars to military and state-backed entities.

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