To implement policy changes recently announced by President Obama, efforts are being made to increase people-to-people with those in Cuba.  The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending, effective immediately, the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to allow greater licensing of travel to Cuba for certain activities and to expand licensing of remittances to Cuba.  76 Fed. Reg. 5072  (January 28, 2011).  The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) promulgated a final rule establishing a program whereby eligible US airports may apply for approval to accommodate flights arriving directly from or departing directly for Cuba.  This rule is also effective immediately.  76 Fed. Reg. 5058  (January 28, 2011).

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