22 U.S.C. § 6004 - Support for Cuban people
|Cite as:||22 U.S.C. § 6004|
|Currency:||Current through P.L. 116-135 (03/26/2020)|
(a) Provisions of law affected
The provisions of this section apply notwithstanding any other provision of law, including section 2370(a) of this title, and notwithstanding the exercise of authorities, before October 23, 1992, under section 5(b) of the Trading With the Enemy Act [ 50 U.S.C. 4305(b) ], the International Emergency Economic Powers Act [ 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.], or the Export Administration Act of 1979.
(b) Donations of food
Nothing in this or any other Act shall prohibit donations of food to nongovernmental organizations or individuals in Cuba.
(c) Exports of medicines and medical supplies
Exports of medicines or medical supplies, instruments, or equipment to Cuba shall not be restricted-
(1) except to the extent such restrictions would be permitted under section 5(m) 1 of the Export Administration Act of 1979 or section 203(b)(2) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act [ 50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2) ];
(2) except in a case in which there is a reasonable likelihood that the item to be exported will be used for purposes of torture or other human rights abuses;
(3) except in a case in which there is a reasonable likelihood that the item to be exported will be reexported; and
(4) except in a case in which the item to be exported could be used in the production of any biotechnological product.
(d) Requirements for certain exports
(1) Onsite verifications
(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), an export may be made under subsection (c) only if the President determines that the United States Government is able to verify, by onsite inspections and other appropriate means, that the exported item is to be used for the purposes for which it was intended and only for the use and benefit of the Cuban people.
(B) Subparagraph (A) does not apply to donations to nongovernmental organizations in Cuba of medicines for humanitarian purposes.
Exports permitted under subsection (c) shall be made pursuant to specific licenses issued by the United States Government.
(e) Telecommunications services and facilities
(1) Telecommunications services
Telecommunications services between the United States and Cuba shall be permitted.
(2) Telecommunications facilities
Telecommunications facilities are authorized in such quantity and of such quality as may be necessary to provide efficient and adequate telecommunications services between the United States and Cuba.
(3) Licensing of payments to Cuba
(A) The President may provide for the issuance of licenses for the full or partial payment to Cuba of amounts due Cuba as a result of the provision of telecommunications services authorized by this subsection, in a manner that is consistent with the public interest and the purposes of this chapter, except that this paragraph shall not require any withdrawal from any account blocked pursuant to regulations issued under section 5(b) of the Trading With the Enemy Act [ 50 U.S.C. 4305(b) ].
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