WASHINGTON – Ahead of President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba next week – the first visit by a sitting U.S. president in nearly ninety years – the Departments of Treasury and Commerce today announced amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and Export Administration Regulations that will significantly expand American access to the Island via educational travel and more secure commercial and private sector trade policies.
James Williams, President of Engage Cuba, released the following statement on this announcement:
“This is what historic change looks like. The new regulations will speed up a process that is now all but inevitable. It will lift important obstacles to the full normalization of relations. And now it is up to Congress to do its job and support the will and wishes of the majority of the American people by ending the trade and travel ban with Cuba."