On the Ground in Cuba: The Myths and Facts of Trading Today
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
The U.S. has done much to liberalize trade with Cuba over the past year but a general embargo remains in place. ST&R’s Lenny Feldman, who recently met with Cuban business experts in Havana, will debunk the myths and provide the facts about doing business in Cuba.
• How the import and export process works in and with Cuba
• parties allowed to trade
• required licenses or authorizations
• “cuentrapropistas” (independent entrepreneurs) and their significance
• when U.S. companies can trade with Cuba and with which companies
• products increasingly traded in Cuba
• the type of commercial presence a U.S. company can have in Cuba
• ensuring payment to or from a Cuban company
• future of the port of Mariel and its significance
Lenny Feldman, Esq., a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, serves as customs counsel and global compliance and enforcement strategist to corporate clients around the world. While a senior attorney at CBP’s Office of Regulations and Rulings (1991-2000) he was responsible for issuing decisions and training CBP officials enforcing the U.S. government’s sanctions programs, among other trade issues. Mr. Feldman currently serves as one of 20 members of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee, where he co-chairs the Trade Modernization Subcommittee.