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Standard Club and North are becoming NorthStandard on 20 February 2023. For more information on NorthStandard visit our info page. If you would like more information regarding the changes for Standard Club members and clients click here.

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The main sanction that has been imposed and that affects the club’s membership, is a prohibition on vessels calling at US ports for 180 days after trading to a port in Cuba. Further details are provided in a client alert issued by Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP, which is available here

In October 2016, the Cuban Asset Control Regulations (CACR) were amended to create an exception to this ‘180-day rule’ for foreign vessels. Under the terms of the exception, a foreign vessel is exempt from the 180 day rule if it carries to Cuba from a third country, goods that are subject to the US Export Administration Regulations (classified as EAR99). 

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