US HB525 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 43-17)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-01-13 - Referred to House Agriculture
Pending: House Agriculture Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Cuba Agricultural Exports Act This bill amends the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 to exempt from prohibitions against U.S. assistance to Cuba: (1) any exports under the market access program, the export credit guarantee program, and the foreign market development cooperator program; or (2) any obligation or expenditure of funds to promote trade with Cuba by federal commodity promotion programs established in accordance with a commodity promotion law. This exemption shall not apply if the U.S. assistance recipient would be an entity controlled by the Cuban government, including the armed forces, the Ministry of the Interior, or any subdivision of either governmental entity. A person subject to U.S. jurisdiction may invest in the development of an agricultural business in Cuba if the Department of State and the Department of Agriculture jointly determine that the agricultural business: is not controlled by the government of Cuba, including the armed forces, the Ministry of the Interior, or any subdivision of either governmental entity; and does not traffic in property of persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction that was confiscated by Cuba on or after January 1, 1959. Certain language limiting financing of agricultural sales to Cuba is repealed.

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Title

Cuba Agricultural Exports Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2017-01-13HouseReferred to House Agriculture
2017-01-13HouseReferred to House Financial Services
2017-01-13HouseReferred to House Foreign Affairs
2017-01-13HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2017-01-13HouseIntroduced in House

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