November 14, 2018: Cuba Restricted List updated

So, the State Department finally made the update to the Cuba Restricted List it promised a while back (over a week, I am sure). Unfortunately, instead of issuing a list of the new entities, it just reissued the entire list, with a note on the new ones saying the effective date of their listing. However, I’ve made it easy for you – here are just the new listings (and I’ve kept the section headers so you can see what category they belong to):

 

HOTELS IN HAVANA AND OLD HAVANA

Iberostar Grand Packard Hotel (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

SO/ Havana Paseo del Prado (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

HOTELS IN VARADERO

Blau Marina Varadero Resort (Gaviota) (also Fiesta Americana Punta Varadero effective November 15, 2018)

Hotel Las Nubes (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

Hotel Oasis (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

Iberostar Bella Vista (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

HOTELS IN CAYOS DE VILLA CLARA

Angsana Cayo Santa María (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

Golden Tulip Aguas Claras (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

Las Salinas Plana & Spa (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

La Salina Noreste (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

La Salina Suroeste (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

Paradisus Los Cayos (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

Sercotel Experience Cayo Santa María (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

Starfish Cayo Santa María (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

Valentín Perla Blanca (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

Warwick Cayo Santa María (Gaviota) (also Labranda Cayo Santa María Hotel effective November 15, 2018)

HOTELS IN HOLGUÍN

Blau Costa Verde Beach & Resort (Gaviota) (also Fiesta Americana Holguín Costa Verde effective November 15, 2018)

HOTELS IN JARDINES DEL REY

Grand Muthu Cayo Guillermo (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

HOTELS IN TOPES DE COLLANTES

Kurhotel Escambray (Gaviota) Effective November 15, 2018

ENTITIES DIRECTLY SERVING THE DEFENSE AND SECURITY SECTORS

ACERPROT — Agencia de Certificación y Consultoría de Seguridad y Protección (alias Empresa de Certificación de Sistemas de Seguridad y Protección effective November 15, 2018)

SERTOD — Servicios de Telecomunicaciones a los Órganos de la Defensa Effective November 15, 2018

ADDITIONAL SUBENTITIES OF CIMEX

Residencial Tarara S.A. (Real Estate / Property Rental) Effective November 15, 2018

ADDITIONAL SUBENTITIES OF GAESA

Compañía Inmobiliaria Aurea S.A. (GAESA) Effective November 15, 2018

ADDITIONAL SUBENTITIES OF GAVIOTA

Plaza La Estrella Effective November 15, 2018

Plaza Las Dunas Effective November 15, 2018

Plaza Las Morlas Effective November 15, 2018

Plaza Las Salinas Effective November 15, 2018

Plaza Las Terrazas del Atardecer Effective November 15, 2018

Plaza Los Flamencos Effective November 15, 2018

Plaza Pesquero Effective November 15, 2018

And the State Department issued a press release:

Media Note
 
 

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 14, 2018

 

As part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to prevent U.S. funds from reaching the Cuban military, intelligence, and security services, the State Department is adding 26 subentities to the Cuba Restricted List, including 16 hotels owned by the Cuban military. The Department is also updating the names of five already listed subentities to ensure they remain current. The changes take effect Thursday, November 15, 2018. The Department will continue to update the list periodically, in accordance with the June 2017 National Security Presidential Memorandum Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba. The Federal Register will publish the update, and the list will be available on the Department’s website here.

The Cuba Restricted List contains entities and subentities controlled by the Cuban military, intelligence, and security services or personnel. Direct financial transactions with these entities and subentities are generally prohibited because they would disproportionately benefit those services or personnel at the expense of the Cuban people or private enterprise in Cuba. For more information on the Cuba Restricted List, please refer to Treasury regulations at 31 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 515, here, and to Commerce regulations at 15 CFR parts 730-774, here.

For further information, please contact WHA Press at WHAPress@state.gov and EB Press at EEB-A-PD-Clearances@state.gov.

Important note: the crack researchers at my day job tell me that some of the existing names on the list have been updated – if I find out which ones, I will post them here. And, considering that the list doesn’t show the “old” name… sloppy, State, sloppy!

Links:

State Department Press Release

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