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Titles (2)

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United States-Cuba Trade Act of 2021

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/04/2021Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
02/04/2021Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
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 Finance02/04/2021 Referred to

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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.