All Information (Except Text) for S.249 - United States-Cuba Trade Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 02/04/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Actions Overview (1)
|02/04/2021||Introduced in Senate|
All Actions (1)
|02/04/2021||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.|
Action By: Senate
|Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]*||02/04/2021|
|Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]*||02/04/2021|
|Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]*||02/04/2021|
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|Senate Finance||02/04/2021||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Agricultural trade
- Caribbean area
- Congressional oversight
- Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
- Foreign aid and international relief
- Government liability
- Human rights
- Income tax credits
- Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
- Latin America
- Normal trade relations, most-favored-nation treatment
- Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents
- Taxation of foreign income
- Trade restrictions
- Travel and tourism
- War and emergency powers
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (02/04/2021)
United States-Cuba Trade Act of 2021
This bill repeals the trade embargo on Cuba and other provisions restricting trade and travel to Cuba.
Specifically, the bill (1) removes restrictions on certain transactions related to trademarks used in connection with a confiscated business or asset, (2) extends nondiscriminatory trade treatment to Cuban products, and (3) prohibits and rescinds limits on remittances to Cuba.
The bill authorizes common carriers to provide telecommunications services between the United States and Cuba. In addition, travel by U.S. citizens and residents to Cuba may not be regulated or prohibited if such travel would be lawful in the United States.
The President shall take all necessary steps to engage with Cuba to (1) negotiate settlements relating to claims that Cuba had taken the property of U.S. nationals, and (2) secure the protection of internationally recognized human rights. The President may, with respect to Cuba, impose new export controls and exercise powers related to declared national emergencies.
The President must submit a specified determination about a foreign country to Congress prior to denying an income tax credit for taxes paid to the foreign country.