While not commenting for-the-record, the Trump Administration may delay the implementation of new and revised regulations relating to travel and commerce with the Republic of Cuba due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on both the state of Florida and the Republic of Cuba.
A consideration is not to negatively impact the travel, remittance and delivery of items by individuals subject to United States jurisdiction who are of Cuban descent and reside in the United States, specifically the locations of the largest number of individuals of Cuban descent who reside in southern Florida and northern New Jersey.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States Department of the Treasury, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the United States Department of Commerce, and the United States Department of State were expected to begin issuing new and revised regulations intended to diminish the number of individuals subject to United States jurisdiction who visit the Republic of Cuba, reduce the value of travel-related transactions benefiting Republic of Cuba government-operated entities, and discourage commercial engagement with Republic of Cuba government-operated entities, specifically those affiliated with the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) of the Republic of Cuba.
There are four timelines given in the 16 June 2017 Presidential Memorandum:
30 days for OFAC, State, Commerce and Transportation to "initiate a process to adjust current regulations regarding transactions with Cuba." (Emphasis added).
30 days for OFAC to "initiate a process to adjust current regulations regarding Cuba to ensure adherence to the statutory ban on tourism to Cuba." (Emphasis added).
180 days for the Inspector General of the Treasury Department to report to the President on results of an "inspection" of Treasury Department's initiation of a system of "regular audits" of travel to Cuba to ensure compliance with relevant statutes and regulations.
90 days for the Attorney General to issue a report on "issues related to fugitives from US justice living in Cuba."
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