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Short Titles as Introduced

Cuba Trade Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/11/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date All Actions
01/26/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
01/11/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (24)


Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs01/11/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means01/11/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade01/26/2017 Referred to
House Financial Services01/11/2017 Referred to
House Agriculture01/11/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/11/2017)

Cuba Trade Act of 2017

This bill repeals or amends current laws restricting trade with Cuba.

The prohibition on assistance to Cuba, and the President's authority for the embargo on Cuba, under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 are eliminated.

The Cuban Democracy Act of 1992 is amended to eliminate:

  • presidential authority to impose sanctions against Cuban trading partners,
  • restrictions on transactions between U.S.-owned or controlled firms and Cuba,
  • limitations on direct shipping between Cuban and U.S. ports, and
  • restrictions on remittances.

The Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 is amended to eliminate:

  • the enforcement of an economic embargo of Cuban provisions, and
  • the prohibition on indirect financing of Cuba.

The Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 is amended to:

  • remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism subject to agricultural and medical export restrictions;
  • eliminate the prohibition on U.S. assistance, including foreign assistance, export assistance, and any credit or guarantees being made available for exports to Cuba;
  • eliminate the prohibition against a U.S. person's providing payment or financing terms for sales of agricultural commodities or products to Cuba;
  • prohibit the United States from providing any foreign assistance to Cuba or any financial assistance, loans, loan guarantees, extension of credit, or other financing for exports to Cuba; and
  • eliminate the prohibition on the U.S. entry of merchandise that is of Cuban origin, is or has been located in or transported from or through Cuba, or is made or derived in whole or in part of any article which is the growth, produce, or manufacture of Cuba.

The federal government may not obligate or expend any funds to promote trade with or develop markets in Cuba, except through certain commodity promotion programs.