Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances [Updated February 27, 2007]   [open pdf - 176KB]

"To date in the 110th Congress, several measures have been introduced that would lift or ease restrictions on travel and on the provision of remittances to Cuba. H.R. 654 (Rangel), the Export Freedom to Cuba Act of 2007, would lift overall restrictions on travel to Cuba. Two bills that would lift most economic sanctions on Cuba - H.R. 217 (Serrano), the Cuba Reconciliation Act, and H.R. 624 (Rangel), the Free Trade With Cuba Act - would lift restrictions on travel and on the provision of remittances to Cuba. H.R. 177 (Lee), the Pursuit of International Education (PIE) Act of 2007, would ease restrictions on educational travel to Cuba. H.R. 757 (Delahunt), the Cuban-American Family Rights Restoration Act, would lift restrictions on family travel and the provision of remittances for family members in Cuba. H.R. 1026 (Moran), a bill that would ease restrictions on exporting agricultural products to Cuba, includes a provision that would provide for a general license for travel transactions related to the marketing and sale of agricultural products, as opposed to the current requirement of a specific license for such travel transactions. This report will be updated to reflect major developments. For additional information on Cuba, see CRS Report RL33819, Cuba: Issues for the 110th Congress; CRS Report RL33622, Cuba's Future Political Scenarios and U.S. Policy Approaches; CRS Report RL32251, Cuba and the State Sponsors of Terrorism List; CRS Report RL33499, Exempting Food and Agriculture Products from U.S. Economic Sanctions: Status and Implementation; and CRS Report RS20468, Cuban Migration Policy and Issues."

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