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October 2016 / Cuba Sanctions - Latest Developments

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Asagida Grup Kuluplerinden West Of England'in sirkulerinde,  Amerikan bayraklı olmayan gemiler icin, Kuba ugragi sonrasi Amerika limanlarına 180 gün sure ile girilememesi yasaginin kaldirildigi yonunde bilgiyi bulabilirsiniz. Bu duyuru Kuba'ya uygulanan ABD ambargolarinin tamamen kaldirildigi yonunde algilanmamalidir. Konu degisiklik ABD Hazine ve Ticaret Bakanligi tarafindan 14.10.2016 tarihinde duyurulmustur.

 

 

EAR = Export Administration Regulations

 

CCL = Commerce Control List

 

 

14 Ekim 2016 tarihinden sonra Kuba ugragi sonrası Amerika limanlarina ugrayabilmek icin, Kuba'ya tasinan yukun EAR 99 kategorisi kapsamında olması ve CCL  (ihrac sinirlamalari listesi)  kategori altında olmaması gerekmektedir.

 

Ihrac sinirlamalari listesine, yani CCL, <http://www.bis.doc.gov./index.php/regulations/commerce-control-list-ccl>

http://www.bis.doc.gov./index.php/regulations/commerce-control-list-ccl

adresinden ulasabilirsiniz. Eger tasinacak kargo CCL listesinde ise, 180 gun kuralı isleyecek olup, gemi Kuba ugragi sonrası 180 gun sureyle Amerika'ya eskiden oldugu gibi yine gidemeyecektir. Eger kargo CCL listesinde yer almıyorsa, o durumda kargo buyuk ihtimalle EAR 99 listesi dahilinde olacaktır ve Kuba ugragi sonrasi Amerika'ya gitmesinde bir sıkıntı olusmamaktadir. Kargonun kategorisi ile ilgili supheye dusmeniz halinde mutlaka kulubunuzden araciligimizla yardim alabilirsiniz.

 

 

Halen Amerika Birlesik Devletleri'nin Kuba'ya karsi uyguladigi diger yaptirimlar devam ettiginden, Amerikan menseili sigortaci ve reasurorler Kuba ve Kuba Kuruluslari soz konusunda oldugunda, SDN listesi (Specially Designated Nationals - yasakli kisi ve kuruluslar) geregince ABD'li reasurorlerinden iade alamamasi halinde hasar odemesi yapilamayacagina dikkat cekilmektedir. Dolayisiyla muhtemel seferlerinizde herhangi bir ihlal olmadigi konusuna azami dikkat gosterilmesi onemle tavsiye olunur.

 

Cuba Sanctions - Latest Developments

 

21st October 2016

 

The United States has long maintained sanctions against Cuba and which included a ban on vessels calling in US waters for 180 days after having traded to Cuba. It was recently announced that this prohibition has been amended so that a wider range of non-US vessels may now call at Cuba and then proceed directly to the US.

 

It should be noted however that this amendment does not amount to a complete lifting of the ban. As a helpful <http://www.westpandi.com/globalassets/news/20161019131553049.pdf> Client Alertproduced by the Club's US attorneys Freehill, Hogan & Mahar makes clear, a vessel may proceed to the US after calling in Cuba only if the cargo it carried to Cuba would, had it been subject to the US Export Administration Regulations, be categorised as "EAR99" and therefore not subject to export restrictions.

 

To determine whether a cargo would be classified as EAR99, Members should firstly determine if the item is designated by an Export Control Classification Number on the US Commerce Control List ("CCL"), which can be found <http://www.bis.doc.gov./index.php/regulations/commerce-control-list-ccl>

here. Click the link for the "Commerce Control List Index" on the left side of the page.

If a cargo cannot be found on the CCL then it is most likely classified as

EAR99 and a vessel is not then subject to the 180 rule. Conversely, if the cargo is on the CCL then whilst there is no prohibition on the vessel carrying and delivering it to Cuba, she will not be able to trade to US waters for 180 days afterwards, as before.

 

In case of doubt Members should seek guidance from the Managers. It should also be borne in mind that other provisions of US sanctions which remain in force against Cuba may mean that US insurers and reinsurers are unable to pay liabilities which involve Cuba or Cuban entities. Under the Rules the Club is unable to reimburse Members for sums which are unrecoverable from its reinsurers because of sanctions.

 

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