31 CFR 515.574 - Support for the Cuban People.

§ 515.574 Support for the Cuban People.

(a)General license. The travel-related transactions set forth in § 515.560(c) and other transactions that are intended to provide support for the Cuban people are authorized, provided that:

(1) The activities are of:

(i) Recognized human rights organizations;

(ii) Independent organizations designed to promote a rapid, peaceful transition to democracy; or

(iii) Individuals and non-governmental organizations that promote independent activity intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba; and

(2) Each traveler engages in a full-time schedule of activities that:

(i) Enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people's independence from Cuban authorities; and

(ii) Result in meaningful interaction with individuals in Cuba.

(3) The traveler's schedule of activities does not include free time or recreation in excess of that consistent with a full-time schedule.

Note 1 to paragraph (a):

Each person relying on the general authorization in this paragraph must retain specific records related to the authorized travel transactions. See §§ 501.601 and 501.602 of this chapter for applicable recordkeeping and reporting requirements.

Note 2 to paragraph (a):

Staying in a room at a rented accommodation in a private Cuban residence (casa particular), eating at privately-owned Cuban restaurants (paladares), and shopping at privately-owned stores run by self-employed Cubans (cuentapropista) are examples of activities that qualify for this general license. However, in order to meet the requirement for a full-time schedule, a traveler must engage in additional authorized Support for the Cuban People activities.

(b) An entire group does not qualify for the general license in paragraph (a) of this section merely because some members of the group qualify individually.

(c)Certain direct financial transactions restricted. Nothing in paragraph (a)(1)(iii) of this section authorizes a direct financial transaction prohibited by § 515.209, with the exception of transactions on behalf of a non-governmental organization.

(d)Specific licenses. Specific licenses may be issued on a case-by-case basis authorizing the travel-related transactions set forth in § 515.560(c) and such other transactions as are related to support for the Cuban people that do not qualify for the general license under paragraph (a) of this section.

Example 1 to § 515.574:
An individual plans to travel to Cuba, stay in a room at a rented accommodation in a private Cuban residence (casa particular), eat at privately-owned Cuban restaurants (paladares), and shop at privately-owned stores run by self-employed Cubans (cuentapropista) during his or her four-day trip. While at the casa particular, the individual will have breakfast each morning with the Cuban host and engage with the Cuban host to learn about Cuban culture. In addition, the traveler will complete his or her full-time schedule by supporting Cuban entrepreneurs launching their privately-owned businesses. The traveler's activities promote independent activity intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba. Because the individual's qualifying activities are not limited to staying in a room at a rented accommodation in a private Cuban residence (casa particular), eating at privately-owned Cuban restaurants (paladares), and shopping at privately owned stores run by self-employed Cubans (cuentapropista) and the traveler maintains a full-time schedule that enhances contact with the Cuban people, supports civil society in Cuba, and promotes the Cuban people's independence from Cuban authorities, and that results in meaningful interaction between the traveler and Cuban individuals, the individual's travel qualifies for the general license.
Example 2 to § 515.574:
A group of friends plans to travel and maintain a full-time schedule throughout their trip by volunteering with a recognized non-governmental organization to build a school for underserved Cuban children with the local community. In their free time, the travelers plan to rent bicycles to explore the streets of Havana and visit an art museum. The travelers' trip would qualify for the general license because the volunteer activities promote independent activity intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba and constitute a full-time schedule that enhances contact with the Cuban people and supports civil society in Cuba, and results in meaningful interaction between the travelers and individuals in Cuba.
Example 3 to § 515.574:
An individual plans to travel to Cuba, rent a bicycle to explore the neighborhoods and beaches, and engage in brief exchanges with local beach vendors. The individual intends to stay at a hotel that does not appear on the Cuba Restricted List (see § 515.209). The traveler's trip does not qualify for this general license because none of these activities promote independent activity intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba.
[ 80 FR 2299, Jan. 16, 2015, as amended at 82 FR 52003, Nov. 9, 2017]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
U.S. Code: Title 22 - FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 50, APPENDIX - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

50a U.S. Code Rule - Designation of Act

50a U.S. Code Rule - Definitions

50a U.S. Code Rule - Acts prohibited

50a U.S. Code Rule - Licenses to enemy or ally of enemy insurance or reinsurance companies; change of name; doing business in United States

50a U.S. Code Rule - Suspension of provisions relating to ally of enemy; regulation of transactions in foreign exchange of gold or silver, property transfers, vested interests, enforcement and penalties

50a U.S. Code Rule - Alien Property Custodian; general powers and duties

50a U.S. Code Rule - Incurment of expenses by Office of Alien Property Custodian

50a U.S. Code Rule - Omitted

50a U.S. Code Rule - Lists of enemy or ally of enemy officers, directors or stockholders of corporations in United States; acts constituting trade...voluntary payment to custodian by holder; acts under order, rule, or regulation

50a U.S. Code Rule - Contracts, mortgages, or pledges against or with enemy or ally of enemy; abrogation of contracts; suspension of limitations

50a U.S. Code Rule - Claims to property transferred to custodian; notice of claim; filing; return of property; suits to recover; sale of claimed property in time of war or during national emergency

50a U.S. Code Rule - Acts permitted; applications for patents, or registration of trade-marks or copyrights; payment of tax in relation...against licensees; restraining infringements; powers of attorney; keeping secret inventions

50a U.S. Code Rule - Importations prohibited

50a U.S. Code Rule - Property transferred to Alien Property Custodian

50a U.S. Code Rule - Statements by masters of vessels and owners of cargoes before granting clearances

50a U.S. Code Rule - False manifest; refusal of clearance; reports of gold or silver coin in cargoes for export

50a U.S. Code Rule - Omitted

50a U.S. Code Rule - Offenses; punishment; forfeitures of property

50a U.S. Code Rule - Rules by district courts; appeals

50a U.S. Code Rule - Jurisdiction of courts of Philippines and Canal Zone of offenses

50a U.S. Code Rule - Print, newspaper or publication in foreign languages

50a U.S. Code Rule - Fees of agents, attorneys, or representatives

50a U.S. Code Rule - Claims of naturalized citizens as affected by expatriation

50a U.S. Code Rule - Fugitives from justice barred from recovery

50a U.S. Code Rule - Payment of income, etc., by Alien Property Custodian

50a U.S. Code Rule - Payment of taxes and expenses by Alien Property Custodian

50a U.S. Code Rule - Investments by Custodian in participating certificates issued by Secretary of the Treasury; transfers to and payments from German, Austrian or Hungarian special deposit accounts; allocation of payments

50a U.S. Code Rule - Allocation of “unallocated interest fund”

50a U.S. Code Rule - Return by Custodian, to United States, of payments under licenses, assignments or sales of patents

50a U.S. Code Rule - “Unallocated interest fund” defined

50a U.S. Code Rule - Waiver by Custodian of demand for property; acceptance of less amount; approval of Attorney General

50a U.S. Code Rule - Attachment or garnishment of funds or property held by Custodian

50a U.S. Code Rule - “Member of the former ruling family” defined

50a U.S. Code Rule - Return of property

50a U.S. Code Rule - Notice of claim; institution of suits; computation of time

50a U.S. Code Rule - Payment of debts

50a U.S. Code Rule - Hearings on claims; rules and regulations; delegation of powers

50a U.S. Code Rule - Taxes

50a U.S. Code Rule - Insurance of property

50a U.S. Code Rule - Shipment of relief supplies; definitions

50a U.S. Code Rule - Retention of properties or interests of Germany and Japan and their nationals; proceeds covered into Treasury; ex gratia payment to Switzerland

50a U.S. Code Rule - Intercustodial conflicts involving enemy property; authority of President to conclude; delegation of authority

50a U.S. Code Rule - Divestment of estates, trusts, insurance policies, annuities, remainders, pensions, workmen’s compensation and veterans’ benefits; exceptions; notice of divestment

50a U.S. Code Rule - Claims for proceeds from sale of certain certificates: jurisdiction, limitations; divestment of copyrights: “copyrights” defined,...interests, payment of royalties to Attorney General, suits for infringement

50a U.S. Code Rule - Divestment of trademarks

50a U.S. Code Rule - Motion picture prints, transfer of title

Statutes at Large
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 9193

Executive Order ... 9989

Executive Order ... 12854

Proclamation ... 3447