Cuba: Expanded License Exception CCD

Cuba:  Expanded License Exception CCD

In addition to elements discussed in prior posts, the Commerce Department has expanded its existing License Exception CCD (“Consumer Communications Devices”) to its Export Administration Regulations (the “EAR”) by authorizing commercial sales of devices within the scope of the existing exception.  Eligible devices continue to include:

  • consumer computers designated EAR99 or classified under ECCN 5A992.c or 4A994.b;
  • consumer disk drives and solid state storage equipment classified under ECCN 5A992 or designated EAR99;
  • input/output control units (other than industrial controllers designed for chemical processing) designated EAR99;
  • graphics accelerators and graphics coprocessors designated EAR99;
  • monitors classified under ECCN 5A992.c or designated EAR99;
  • printers classified under ECCN 5A992.c or designated EAR99;
  • modems classified under ECCNs 5A991.b.2, 5A991.b.4., or 5A992.c or designated EAR99;
  • network access controllers and communications channel controllers classified under ECCN 5A991.b.4 or designated EAR99;
  • keyboards, mice and similar devices designated EAR99;
  • mobile phones, including cellular and satellite telephones, personal digital assistants, and subscriber information module (SIM) cards and similar devices classified under ECCNs 5A992.c or 5A991 or designated EAR99;
  • memory devices classified under ECCN 5A992.c or designated EAR99;
  • consumer “information security” equipment, “software” (except “encryption source code”) and peripherals classified under ECCNs 5A992.c or 5D992.c or designated EAR99;
  • digital cameras and memory cards classified under ECCN 5A992 or designated EAR99;
  • television and radio receivers classified under ECCN 5A992 or designated EAR99;
  • recording devices classified under ECCN 5A992 or designated EAR99;
  • batteries, chargers, carrying cases and accessories for the equipment described in this paragraph that are designated EAR99; and
  • consumer software (except encryption source code) classified under ECCNs 4D994, 5D991 or 5D992.c or designated EAR99 to be used for equipment described above.

Not surprisingly, permitted transfers of such items continue to be limited to independent non-governmental organizations (i.e., excluding the Cuban Government or Communist Party and organizations they administer or control) and Cuban individuals other than specified Cuban government or Communist Party officials.

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