Das Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) hat am 23.07.2015 in einem Newsletter zu den Änderungen der Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Folgendes mitgeteilt:
On July 22, 2015, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a rule in the Federal Register to implement the rescission of Cuba’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation. The rule removed anti-terrorism (AT) license requirements from Cuba and eliminated references to Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), while maintaining preexisting license requirements for all items subject to the EAR unless authorized by a license exception. The rule also removed Cuba from Country Group E:1 (terrorist supporting countries) in Supplement No. 1 to Part 740 of the EAR , making Cuba eligible for a general 25 percent de minimis level and portions of four license exceptions.
However, the United States continues to maintain a comprehensive embargo on trade with Cuba. The export and reexport to Cuba of all items subject to the EAR still requires a BIS license, unless authorized by a license exception specified in § 746.2(a)(1) of the EAR.
For additional information, please review the rule and BIS’s updated Frequently Asked Questions. For any specific questions regarding transactions involving Cuba, please contact the Foreign Policy Division at (202) 482-4252 (202) 482-4252.
Verfasst von: Matthias Merz, Geschäftsführer der AWA AUSSENWIRTSCHAFTS-AKADEMIE GmbH, Münster