Policy And Doing Business in Cuba
While trade with Cuba holds untapped potential, the United States government closely regulates exports and travel. Several federal government web sites provide background information on Cuba and the U.S. requirements for trading with Cuba.
The United States Department of Agriculture has a web site with detailed
information on agricultural trade with Cuba:
The United States government has a list of currently allowed agricultural products for export to Cuba. See PDF document of list.
The United States Department of Commerce has a web page
for electronically applying for a license to export agricultural products to
Cuba. Assistance with the application process can be obtained by calling
the Commerce Help Desk at 202-482-4811.
The United States Department of State has a web site with an overview of U.S.
policy with Cuba and links to useful information:
The Office of Foreign Asset
Control (OFAC) within the United States Department of the Treasury administers
and enforces economic and trade sanctions against other countries. OFACís web
site contains a host of documents on Cuba, including instructions for applying
for a travel license to Cuba and a list of licensed US travel agents who can
book your travel to Cuba. United
States Department of the Treasury
The Office of Foreign Assets Control, within the U.S. Treasury, requires those needing a special travel license, or a transactional license to apply online. Below is a link to this online application page https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Pages/licensing.aspx
The Texas Department of Agriculture has a wealth of information and skilled staff to assist Texans export agricultural products. Its web sites provides contact information, along with other helpful export facts.