Pedro Freyre

Pedro Freyre

Akerman LLP

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U.S. Announces Goods and Services Eligible for Import

On February 13, 2015, the U.S. State Department issued new regulations regarding goods and services eligible for export from Cuba to the United States. The new regulations open a new chapter in U.S.–Cuba trade relations that...more

2/19/2015 - Amended Regulation CACR Cuba Department of State Economic Development Entrepreneurs Imports Trade Relations

U.S. Eases Cuba Travel Restrictions

The United States government this morning published new regulations greatly easing U.S. restrictions on travel to Cuba as part of broader efforts to implement policy directives issued by President Obama in mid-December. ...more

1/19/2015 - Cuba OFAC Travel Permits

New Channels of Economic Opportunity to Follow U.S.-Cuba Policy Changes

On December 17, President Obama announced sweeping changes to U.S.–Cuba policies that will usher in a new era in bilateral relations between the two countries. In the coming months, the United States will move to re-establish...more

12/19/2014 - Banking Sector Barack Obama Consumer Financial Products Cuba Financial Products Foreign Relations Manufacturers Travel

Cuba Practice Update

New National Poll Shows Broad Support for Overhaul of Cuba Policy - Akerman’s Pedro A. Freyre and Matthew D. Aho yesterday authored an opinion piece for the Washington D.C.-based Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin...more

2/13/2014 - Cuba Embargo Foreign Policy Travel

Cuba Practice Update -- May 16, 2013

Law to Punish Companies with Cuba Ties Struck Down - Last week, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami declared unconstitutional a 2012 Florida law intended to prevent foreign companies with ties to Cuba — or...more

5/16/2013 - Amended Legislation Economic Development Golf Courses

Cuba Practice Update - April 11, 2013

Cuba Details Rules for Special Economic Zone - The Cuban government last week released details of customs reforms for a long-planned free trade industrial manufacturing and maritime shipping facility in the Mariel...more

4/11/2013 - Customs Raul Castro Sanctions Special Economic Zones

Analysis: Raúl Announces Retirement, Appoints Likely Successor

Cuban President Raúl Castro's announcement last Sunday that he will retire in 2018, coupled with his decision to promote apparent successor Miguel Díaz-Canel, 52, to first vice president of the ruling Council of State, is a...more

3/1/2013 - Political Appointments

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