The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is requesting public comments on the effectiveness of its licensing procedures for exports of agricultural commodities to Cuba. BIS will include a description of these comments in the biennial report it is required to submit to Congress under the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000.
In particular, BIS is seeking comments on the following areas:
- The number and types of licenses applied for and approved.
- The average amount of time from the date of filing an application until the date of its approval.
- The extent to which the licensing procedures were effectively implemented.
For more information, see the Federal Register notice. Comments are due by October 17, 2018.