US Easing Iran and Cuba Sanctions

The United States continues to ease sanctions against Iran and Cuba by small increments.

Sellers of commercial aircraft parts (subject to US jurisdiction) are able to apply for U.S. licenses for exporting commercial aircraft parts to Iran and Cuba. For all commercial aircraft parts transactions to these two jurisdictions,  export licenses are still required from the U.S. government (currently you may not freely ship aircraft parts on a ‘No License required’ basis to either of these jurisdictions).

Licenses for exporting aircraft parts to Iran are issued by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC).  Licenses for exporting aircraft parts to Cuba are issued by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry Security (BIS).

Recently, the United States has started to remove Cuban nationals from the list of Specially Designated nations, which will make it easier to obtain licenses to do business with the Cuban aviation community.


About Jason Dickstein
Mr. Dickstein is the President of the Washington Aviation Group, a Washington, DC-based aviation law firm. He represents several aviation trade associations, including the Aviation Suppliers Association, the Aircraft Electronics Association, the Air Carrier Purchasing Conference, and the Modification and Replacement Parts Association. He also represents private clients drawn from the spectrum of the aviation industry.

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