United States and Cuba Held Third Regulatory Dialogue
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 13, 2016
The third U.S.-Cuba Regulatory Dialogue took place in Havana July 12-13, 2016. The U.S. delegation included officials from the Departments of Commerce, the Treasury, and State, and continued discussions from previous dialogues held in October 2015 and February 2016.
U.S. officials described regulatory changes that were announced on March 16 related to Cuba-related travel, commerce, and financial transactions. The delegations addressed ways the two nations can work together within existing U.S. laws and regulations.
From The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Of The Republic Of Cuba:
CUBA, July 13, 2016.- Representatives of Cuba and the United States held, on 12 and 13 July in Havana, the third meeting of the Dialogue on Regulatory Issues, a mechanism established in October 2015 between government entities of both countries to assess the extent and impact of the changes introduced by the Government of the United States in implementing some aspects of the embargo on economic, trade and financial linkages, constraints and remaining obstacles to its implementation, as well as regulations force in Cuba for trade and financial relations.
The opening of the meeting was led by Cuban Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Ileana Nunez Mordoche, and Coordinator of the Office of Cuban Affairs, Department of State, Mark Wells. In the two-day exchange included officials of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, and the Central Bank of Cuba, as well as, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Economy and Finance and Prices. For the United States were present officials of the Departments of Treasury, Commerce and State. (Cubaminrex)
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