New Regs for Cuba

BIS has issued new regulations for exporting from the US to Cuba. More to come on this as I plan to participate in BIS conference later this month. For help with export regulations contact mitch@

Cuba – Amendment to EAR and Treasury Regulations

January 16, 2015 – The Bureau of Industry and Security published a rule in the Federal Register today to implement some of the changes in Cuba policy that the President announced on December 17, 2014. The rule makes changes to License Exceptions GFT and CCD. It also creates a new license exception Support for the Cuban People (SCP). It also creates case-by-case licensing policy for items for environmental protection of U.S. and international air quality, waters and coastlines. This was published simultaneously with a rule amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations of the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.


The Addition of a New License Type (C62) for Support for the Cuban People (SCP) has been added to the Automated Export System

A new license type (C62) SCP was created in AES for the reporting of certain items exported and re-exported to Cuba that are intended to improve the living conditions of the Cuban people; support independent economic activity and strengthen civil society in Cuba; and improve the free flow of information to, from, and among the Cuban people.


Link to BIS rule

Link to Treasury rule