Health care companies interested in doing business in Cuba may want to learn more about recent regulatory changes to U.S. economic sanctions promulgated by the U.S. government. Due to the difficult political situation on the island, doing business in Cuba remains challenging; however, U.S. sanctions have traditionally allowed for food, medicine, and other forms of humanitarian travel. The new regulations, in part, allow U.S. persons to travel to the island for “transactions that are directly incident to the commercial marketing, sales negotiation, accompanied delivery, or servicing in Cuba” of medicine and medical devices. Finally, U.S. companies interested in engaging the Cuba market should also assess the U.S. domestic political considerations that may come with Cuba sales.

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