United States Lifts Sanctions on Entities Linked with Cuba

The US Treasury Department (TD) announced that dozens of Cuban entities, or somehow linked to the island, will be removed from a list including people and companies whose assets are blocked by the US government. According to a statement from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), such companies, people

The US Treasury Department (TD) announced that dozens of Cuban entities, or somehow linked to the island, will be removed from a list including people and companies whose assets are blocked by the US government.

According to a statement from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), such companies, people and vessels related to Cuba were removed from the List of Specially Designated Nationals (SDN), which prohibits engaging in commercial or financial dealings with US citizens or companies for alleged reasons of terrorism or drug trafficking.

Companies freed from OFAC control policy, including tour operators, cruise lines, ships, are based in countries such as Panama and the United States.

This step is in tune with the process towards the restoration of diplomatic relations between Havana and Washington started on 17 December.

However, lifting these measures does not mean that Cuba has been removed from the list of state sponsors of international terrorism.

Washington uses Cuba’s inclusion in this list as an argument to intensify the policy of economic sanctions and international prosecution of the island’s assets, as part of the blockade imposed for over half a century.

In January, the White House eased some restrictions on bilateral trade and certain travel categories to the Caribbean country.

LIST OF ENTITIES REMOVED FROM THE OFAC LIST (OFFICIAL)

1- ABASTECEDORA NAVAL Y INDUSTRIAL, S.A. (a.k.a. ANAINSA), Panama [CUBA].

2- ANAINSA (a.k.a. ABASTECEDORA NAVAL Y INDUSTRIAL, S.A.), Panama [CUBA].

3- ABDELNUR, Nury de Jesus, Panama (individual) [CUBA].

4- AGENCIA DE VIAJES GUAMA (a.k.a. GUAMA TOUR; a.k.a. GUAMATUR, S.A.; a.k.a. VIAJES GUAMA TOURS), Bal Harbour Shopping Center, Via Italia, Panama City, Panama [CUBA].

5- VIAJES GUAMA TOURS (a.k.a. AGENCIA DE VIAJES GUAMA; a.k.a. GUAMA TOUR; a.k.a. GUAMATUR, S.A.), Bal Harbour Shopping Center, Via Italia, Panama City, Panama [CUBA].

6- GUAMATUR, S.A. (a.k.a. AGENCIA DE VIAJES GUAMA; a.k.a. GUAMA TOUR; a.k.a. VIAJES GUAMA TOURS), Bal Harbour Shopping Center, Via Italia, Panama City, Panama [CUBA].

7- GUAMA TOUR (a.k.a. AGENCIA DE VIAJES GUAMA; a.k.a. GUAMATUR, S.A.; a.k.a. VIAJES GUAMA TOURS), Bal Harbour Shopping Center, Via Italia, Panama City, Panama [CUBA].

8- ALEGRIA DE PIO (Naviera Maritima de Arosa, Spain) (vessel) [CUBA].

9- AVALON, S.A., Colon Free Zone, Panama [CUBA].

10 –BEWELL CORPORATION, INC., Panama [CUBA].

11- CARBONICA, S.A., Panama [CUBA].

12- CARIBBEAN HAPPY LINES (a.k.a. CARIBBEAN HAPPY LINES CO.), Panama [CUBA].

13- CARIBBEAN HAPPY LINES CO. (a.k.a. CARIBBEAN HAPPY LINES), Panama [CUBA].

14- CARIBSUGAR, S.A., Panama [CUBA].

15- CARISUB, S.A., Panama [CUBA].

16- CASTELL VALDEZ, Osvaldo Antonio, Panama (individual) [CUBA].

17- CHAMET IMPORT, S.A., Panama [CUBA].

18- COMPANIA PESQUERA INTERNACIONAL, S.A., Panama [CUBA].

19- DELGADO ARSENIO, Antonio, Panama (individual) [CUBA].

20- DUQUE, Carlos Jaen, Panama (individual) [CUBA].

21- FAMESA INTERNATIONAL, S.A., Panama [CUBA].

22- GLOBAL MARINE OVERSEAS, INC., Panama [CUBA].

23- HERMANN SHIPPING CORP., INC., Panama [CUBA].

24- HYALITE (Whiteswan Shipping Co., Ltd., Cyprus) (vessel) [CUBA].

25- INVERSIONES LUPAMAR, S.A. (a.k.a. LUPAMAR INVESTMENT COMPANY), Panama [CUBA].

26- LUPAMAR INVESTMENT COMPANY (a.k.a. INVERSIONES LUPAMAR, S.A.), Panama [CUBA].

27- KOL INVESTMENTS, INC., Miami, FL, United States [CUBA].

28- LOUTH HOLDINGS, S.A., Panama [CUBA].

29- PADRON TRUJILLO, Amado, Panama (individual) [CUBA].

30- PESCADOS Y MARISCOS DE PANAMA, S.A. (a.k.a. PESMAR S.A.; a.k.a. PEZMAR S.A.), Panama City, Panama [CUBA].

31- PESMAR S.A. (a.k.a. PESCADOS Y MARISCOS DE PANAMA, S.A.; a.k.a. PEZMAR S.A.), Panama City, Panama [CUBA].

32- PEZMAR S.A. (a.k.a. PESCADOS Y MARISCOS DE PANAMA, S.A.; a.k.a. PESMAR S.A.), Panama City, Panama [CUBA].

33- PIRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL, Panama [CUBA].

34- RADIO SERVICE, S.A., Panama [CUBA].

35- RECICLAJE INDUSTRIAL, S.A., Panama [CUBA].

36- ROSE ISLANDS (Shipley Shipping Corp., Panama) (vessel) [CUBA].

37- SIBONEY INTERNACIONAL, S.A., Edificio Balmoral, 82 Via Argentina, Panama City, Panama; Venezuela [CUBA].

38- STERN, Alfred Kaufman, Prague, Czech Republic (individual) [CUBA].

39- TALLER DE REPARACIONES NAVALES, S.A. (a.k.a. TARENA, S.A.), Panama City, Panama [CUBA].

40- TARENA, S.A. (a.k.a. TALLER DE REPARACIONES NAVALES, S.A.), Panama City, Panama [CUBA].

41- TECHNIC DIGEMEX CORP., Calle 34 No. 4-50, Office 301, Panama City, Panama [CUBA].

42- TEMIS SHIPPING CO., Panama [CUBA].

43- TRAVEL SERVICES, INC., Hialeah, FL, United States [CUBA].

44- TREVISO TRADING CORPORATION, Edificio Banco de Boston, Panama City, Panama [CUBA].

45- HEYWOOD NAVIGATION CORPORATION, c/o MELFI MARINE CORPORATION S.A., Oficina 7, Edificio Senorial, Calle 50, Apartado 31, Panama City 5, Panama [CUBA].

46- POCHO NAVIGATION CO. LTD., c/o EMPRESA DE NAVEGACION MAMBISA, Apartado 543, San Ignacio 104, Havana, Cuba [CUBA].

47- BROTHERS (f.k.a. TULIP ISLANDS) (C4QK) Bulk Carrier 25,573DWT 16,605GRT Cyprus flag (Ciflare Shipping Co. Ltd.) (vessel) [CUBA].

48- TULIP ISLANDS (a.k.a. BROTHERS) (C4QK) Bulk Carrier 25,573DWT 16,605GRT Cyprus flag (Ciflare Shipping Co. Ltd.) (vessel) [CUBA].

49- CARIBBEAN SALVOR (9H2275) Tug 669DWT 856GRT Malta flag (Compania Navegacion Golfo S.A.) (vessel) [CUBA].

50- HARNMAN H (f.k.a. PEONY ISLANDS) (5BXH) Bulk Cargo 26,400DWT 15,864GRT Cyprus flag (PEONY SHIPPING CO. LTD. (SDN)) (vessel) [CUBA].

51- PEONY ISLANDS (a.k.a. HARNMAN H) (5BXH) Bulk Cargo 26,400DWT 15,864GRT Cyprus flag (PEONY SHIPPING CO. LTD. (SDN)) (vessel) [CUBA].

52- NEW GROVE (f.k.a. KASPAR) (P3QJ3) General Cargo 1,909DWT 754GRT Cyprus flag (Oakgrove Shipping Co. Ltd.) (vessel) [CUBA].

53- KASPAR (a.k.a. NEW GROVE) (P3QJ3) General Cargo 1,909DWT 754GRT Cyprus flag (Oakgrove Shipping Co. Ltd.) (vessel) [CUBA].

54- PINECONE (f.k.a. GRETE) (P3QH3) General Cargo 1,941DWT 753GRT Cyprus flag (Pinecone Shipping Co. Ltd.) (vessel) [CUBA].

55- GRETE (a.k.a. PINECONE) (P3QH3) General Cargo 1,941DWT 753GRT Cyprus flag (Pinecone Shipping Co. Ltd.) (vessel) [CUBA].

56- RAVENS (9H2485) General Cargo 2,468DWT 1,586GRT Malta flag (ATAMALLO SHIPPING CO. LTD. (a.k.a. ANTAMALLO SHIPPING CO. LTD.) (SDN)) (vessel) [CUBA].

57- TEPHYS (f.k.a. PAMIT C) (H2RZ) General Cargo 15,123DWT 8,935GRT Cyprus flag (Tephys Shipping Co. Ltd.) (vessel) [CUBA].

58- PAMIT C (a.k.a. TEPHYS) (H2RZ) General Cargo 15,123DWT 8,935GRT Cyprus flag (Tephys Shipping Co. Ltd.) (vessel) [CUBA].

59- WEST ISLANDS (C4IB) General Cargo 15,136DWT 9,112GRT Cyprus flag (WEST ISLAND SHIPPING CO. LTD. (SDN)) (vessel) [CUBA].

 

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