US-Cuban Relations in 2016: Navigating the Modern Embargo

(232 Ratings)

Produced on: June 10, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 64 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Since the 1960s, the United States has maintained an embargo against virtually all trade with Cuba. In December 2014, however, the Obama Administration announced the formal commencement of normalization of relations with Cuba. In the months that followed, the U.S. has opened an embassy, the President has visited Havana, and businesses have been lining up to tap into the untouched Cuban market.

Nevertheless, the United States’ embargo of Cuba remains in force. Although the embargo is subject to an ever-growing set of regulatory permissions and licenses, the penalties for unauthorized conduct remain significant. When counseling clients who are interested in pursuing opportunities in Cuba, it is imperative to understand both what is permissible today and how to navigate the applicable regulations to determine whether specific activities are permitted or require further authorization.

This course, presented by John Fuller of Fox Rothschild LLP’s International Trade group, will explore the contours of the United States’ embargo of Cuba in 2016: what activities are permitted, what activities are not, and how to ensure that any proposed commercial ventures avoid violating the network of relevant regulations.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the overlapping laws and regulations that make up the modern U.S. embargo of Cuba
  2. Learn how to interpret the key regulations of the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control and Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
  3. Identify what activities are and are not permitted under current regulations


John Fuller

Fox Rothschild LLP

John Cornell Fuller handles a variety of litigation matters in Fox Rothschild’s Philadelphia office. Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, John served as a law clerk to the Honorable Malachy E. Mannion in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, managing a varied caseload that included civil rights, product liability, personal injury, sales and insurance contract disputes, employment and education discrimination as well as class actions related to debt collection, bankruptcy and insurance coverage.

John received his LL.M. in International and European Law from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Specializing in International Trade and Investment Law, John focused on international business transactions and dispute resolution as well as global intellectual property right enforcement and protection.

While at the Villanova University School of Law, John served as Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. In addition, John served as an intern for Judge Michael M. Baylson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Committee of Seventy.


Diane E.

found the lecture informative

Julie A. B.

Accomplished presenter examines this timely topic.

Kenneth P.

Very informative and very well presented.

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