2019-25066. Updating the State Department's List of Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba (Cuba Restricted List)  

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    ACTION:

    Updated publication of list of entities and subentities; notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Department of State is publishing an update to its List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated with Cuba (Cuba Restricted List) with which direct financial transactions are generally prohibited under the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR). This Cuba Restricted List is also considered during review of license applications submitted to the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

    DATES:

    This list of entities and subentities is effective on November 19, 2019.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Taylor Ruggles, Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, tel.: 202-647-7677; Robert Haas, Office of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, tel.: 202-453-8456, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520.

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    Background

    On June 16, 2017, the President signed National Security Presidential Memorandum-5 on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba (NSPM-5). As directed by NSPM-5, on November 9, 2017, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending the CACR, 31 CFR part 515, and the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending, among other sections, the section of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) regarding Cuba, 15 CFR 746.2. The regulatory amendment to the CACR added § 515.209, which generally prohibits direct financial transactions with certain entities and subentities identified on the State Department's Cuba Restricted List. The regulatory amendment to 15 CFR 746.2, notes BIS will generally deny certain applications to export or re-export items for use by entities or subentities identified on the Cuba Restricted List. The State Department is now updating the Cuba Restricted list, as published below and available on the State Department's website (https://www.state.gov/​cuba-sanctions/​cuba-restricted-list/​).

    This update includes five additional subentities. This is the fifth update to the Cuba Restricted List since it was published November 9, 2017 (82 FR 52089). Previous updates were published November 15, 2018 (see 83 FR 57523), March 9, 2019 (see 84 FR 8939), April 24, 2019 (see 84 FR 17228), and July 26, 2019 (see 84 FR 36154). The State Department will continue to update the Cuba Restricted List periodically.

    The publication of the updated Cuba Restricted List further implements the directive in paragraph 3(a)(i) of NSPM-5 for the Secretary of State to identify the entities or subentities, as appropriate, that are under the control of, or act for or on behalf of, the Cuban military, intelligence, or security services or personnel, and publish a list of those identified entities and subentities with which direct financial transactions would disproportionately benefit such services or personnel at the expense of the Cuban people or private enterprise in Cuba.

    Electronic Availability

    This document and additional information concerning the Cuba Restricted List are available from the Department of State's website (https://www.state.gov/​cuba-sanctions/​cuba-restricted-list/​).

    List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba as of November 15

    Below is the U.S. Department of State's list of entities and subentities under the control of, or acting for or on behalf of, the Cuban military, intelligence, or security services or personnel with which direct financial transactions would disproportionately benefit such services or personnel at the expense of the Cuban people or private enterprise in Cuba. For information regarding the prohibition on direct financial transactions with these entities, please see 31 CFR 515.209. All entities and subentities were listed effective November 9, 2017, unless otherwise indicated.

    * * * Entities or subentities owned or controlled by another entity or subentity on this list are not treated as restricted unless also specified by name on the list.* * *

    Ministries

    MINFAR—Ministerio de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias

    MININT—Ministerio del Interior

    Holding Companies

    CIMEX—Corporación CIMEX S.A.

    Compañía Turística Habaguanex S.A.

    GAESA—Grupo de Administración Empresarial S.A.

    Gaviota—Grupo de Turismo Gaviota

    UIM—Unión de Industria Militar

    Hotels in Havana and Old Havana

    Aparthotel Montehabana

    Gran Hotel Bristol Kempinski Effective November 19, 2019

    Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski

    H10 Habana Panorama

    Hostal Valencia

    Hotel Ambos Mundos

    Hotel Armadores de Santander

    Hotel Beltrán de Santa Cruz

    Hotel Conde de Villanueva

    Hotel del Tejadillo

    Hotel el Bosque

    Hotel el Comendador

    Hotel el Mesón de la Flota

    Hotel Florida

    Hotel Habana 612

    Hotel Kohly

    Hotel Los Frailes

    Hotel Marqués de Prado Ameno

    Hotel Palacio Cueto Effective July 26, 2019

    Hotel Palacio del Marqués de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal

    Hotel Palacio O'Farrill

    Hotel Park View

    Hotel Raquel

    Hotel San Miguel

    Hotel Santa Isabel Effective April 24, 2019

    Hotel Telégrafo

    Hotel Terral

    Iberostar Grand Packard Hotel Effective November 15, 2018

    Memories Miramar Havana

    Memories Miramar Montehabana

    SO/Havana Paseo del Prado Effective November 15, 2018

    Hotels in Santiago de Cuba

    Villa Gaviota Santiago

    Hotels in Varadero

    Blau Marina Varadero Resort

    also Fiesta Americana Punta Varadero Effective November 15, 2018

    also Fiesta Club Adults Only Effective March 12, 2019

    Grand Aston Varadero Resort Effective November 19, 2019

    Grand Memories Varadero

    Hotel El Caney Varadero Effective April 24, 2019

    Hotel Las Nubes Effective November 15, 2018

    Hotel Oasis Effective November 15, 2018

    Iberostar Bella Vista Effective November 15, 2018

    Iberostar Laguna Azul

    Iberostar Playa Alameda

    Meliá Marina VaraderoStart Printed Page 63954

    Meliá Marina Varadero Apartamentos Effective April 24, 2019

    Meliá Peninsula Varadero

    Memories Varadero

    Naviti Varadero

    Ocean Varadero El Patriarca

    Ocean Vista Azul

    Paradisus Princesa del Mar

    Paradisus Varadero

    Sol Sirenas Coral

    Hotels in Pinar del Rio

    Hotel Villa Cabo de San Antonio

    Hotel Villa Maria La Gorda y Centro Internacional de Buceo

    Hotels in Baracoa

    Hostal 1511

    Hostal La Habanera

    Hostal La Rusa

    Hostal Rio Miel

    Hotel El Castillo

    Hotel Porto Santo

    Villa Maguana

    Hotels in Cayos de Villa Clara

    Angsana Cayo Santa María Effective November 15, 2018

    Dhawa Cayo Santa María

    Golden Tulip Aguas Claras Effective November 15, 2018

    Hotel Cayo Santa María

    Hotel Playa Cayo Santa María

    Iberostar Ensenachos

    Las Salinas Plana & Spa Effective November 15, 2018

    La Salina Noreste Effective November 15, 2018

    La Salina Suroeste Effective November 15, 2018

    Meliá Buenavista

    Meliá Cayo Santa María

    Meliá Las Dunas

    Memories Azul

    Memories Flamenco

    Memories Paraíso

    Ocean Casa del Mar

    Paradisus Los Cayos Effective November 15, 2018

    Royalton Cayo Santa María

    Sercotel Experience Cayo Santa María Effective November 15, 2018

    Sol Cayo Santa María

    Starfish Cayo Santa María Effective November 15, 2018

    Valentín Perla Blanca Effective November 15, 2018

    Villa Las Brujas

    Warwick Cayo Santa María

    also Labranda Cayo Santa María Hotel Effective November 15, 2018

    Hotels in Holguín

    Blau Costa Verde Beach & Resort

    also Fiesta Americana Holguín Costa Verde Effective November 15, 2018

    Hotel Playa Costa Verde

    Hotel Playa Pesquero

    Memories Holguín

    Paradisus Río de Oro Resort & Spa

    Playa Costa Verde

    Playa Pesquero Premium Service

    Sol Rio de Luna y Mares

    Villa Cayo Naranjo

    Villa Cayo Saetia

    Villa Pinares de Mayari

    Hotels in Jardines del Rey

    Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski Effective July 26, 2019

    Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort and Spa Effective November 19, 2019

    Grand Muthu Cayo Guillermo Effective November 15, 2018

    Gran Muthu Imperial Hotel Effective November 19, 2019

    Gran Muthu Rainbow Hotel Effective November 19, 2019

    Hotel Playa Coco Plus

    Iberostar Playa Pilar

    Meliá Jardines del Rey

    Memories Caribe

    Pestana Cayo Coco

    Hotels in Topes de Collantes

    Hostal Los Helechos

    Kurhotel Escambray Effective November 15, 2018

    Los Helechos

    Villa Caburni

    Tourist Agencies

    Crucero del Sol

    Gaviota Tours

    Marinas

    Marina Gaviota Cabo de San Antonio (Pinar del Rio)

    Marina Gaviota Cayo Coco (Jardines del Rey)

    Marina Gaviota Las Brujas (Cayos de Villa Clara)

    Marina Gaviota Puerto Vita (Holguín)

    Marina Gaviota Varadero (Varadero)

    Stores in Old Havana

    Casa del Abanico

    Colección Habana

    Florería Jardín Wagner

    Joyería Coral Negro—Additional locations throughout Cuba

    La Casa del Regalo

    San Ignacio 415

    Soldadito de Plomo

    Tienda El Navegante

    Tienda Muñecos de Leyenda

    Tienda Museo El Reloj Cuervo y Sobrinos

    Entities Directly Serving the Defense and Security Sectors

    ACERPROT—Agencia de Certificación y Consultoría de Seguridad y Protección alias Empresa de Certificación de Sistemas de Seguridad y Protección Effective November 15, 2018

    AGROMIN—Grupo Empresarial Agropecuario del Ministerio del Interior

    APCI—Agencia de Protección Contra Incendios

    CAHOMA—Empresa Militar Industrial Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara

    Casa Editorial Verde Olivo Effective July 26, 2019

    CASEG—Empresa Militar Industrial Transporte Occidente

    CID NAV—Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Naval

    CIDAI—Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Armamento de Infantería

    CIDAO—Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo del Armamento de Artillería e Instrumentos Ópticos y Ópticos Electrónicos

    CORCEL—Empresa Militar Industrial Emilio Barcenas Pier

    CUBAGRO—Empresa Comercializadora y Exportadora de Productos Agropecuarios y Agroindustriales

    DATYS—Empresa Para El Desarrollo De Aplicaciones, Tecnologías Y Sistemas

    DCM TRANS—Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo del Transporte

    DEGOR—Empresa Militar Industrial Desembarco Del Granma

    DSE—Departamento de Seguridad del Estado

    Editorial Capitán San Luis Effective July 26, 2019

    EMIAT—Empresa Importadora Exportadora de Abastecimientos Técnicos

    Empresa Militar Industrial Astilleros Astimar

    Empresa Militar Industrial Astilleros Centro

    Empresa Militar Industrial Yuri Gagarin

    ETASE—Empresa de Transporte y Aseguramiento

    Ferretería TRASVAL

    GELCOM—Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Grito de Baire

    Impresos de Seguridad

    MECATRONICS—Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Electrónica y Mecánica

    NAZCA—Empresa Militar Industrial Granma

    OIBS—Organización Integración para el Bienestar Social

    PLAMEC—Empresa Militar Industrial Ignacio Agramonte

    PNR—Policía Nacional Revolucionaria

    PROVARI—Empresa de Producciones Varias

    SEPSA—Servicios Especializados de Protección

    SERTOD—Servicios de Telecomunicaciones a los Órganos de la Defensa Effective November 15, 2018

    SIMPRO—Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Simuladores

    TECAL—Empresa de Tecnologías Alternativas

    TECNOPRO—Empresa Militar Industrial “G.B. Francisco Cruz Bourzac”Start Printed Page 63955

    TECNOTEX—Empresa Cubana Exportadora e Importadora de Servicios, Artículos y Productos Técnicos Especializados

    TGF—Tropas de Guardafronteras

    UAM—Unión Agropecuaria Militar

    ULAEX—Unión Latinoamericana de Explosivos

    XETID—Empresa de Tecnologías de la Información Para La Defensa

    YABO—Empresa Militar Industrial Coronel Francisco Aguiar Rodríguez

    Additional Subentities of CIMEX

    ADESA/ASAT—Agencia Servicios Aduanales (Customs Services)

    Cachito (Beverage Manufacturer)

    Contex (Fashion)

    Datacimex

    ECUSE—Empresa Cubana de Servicios

    Inmobiliaria CIMEX (Real Estate)

    Inversiones CIMEX

    Jupiña (Beverage Manufacturer)

    La Maisón (Fashion)

    Najita (Beverage Manufacturer)

    Publicitaria Imagen (Advertising)

    Residencial Tarara S.A. (Real Estate/Property Rental) Effective November 15, 2018

    Ron Caney (Rum Production)

    Ron Varadero (Rum Production)

    Telecable (Satellite Television)

    Tropicola (Beverage Manufacturer)

    Zona Especializada de Logística y Comercio (ZELCOM)

    Additional Subentities of GAESA

    Aerogaviota Effective April 24, 2019

    Almacenes Universales (AUSA)

    ANTEX—Corporación Antillana Exportadora

    Compañía Inmobiliaria Aurea S.A. Effective November 15, 2018

    Dirección Integrada Proyecto Mariel (DIP)

    Empresa Inmobiliaria Almest (Real Estate)

    GRAFOS (Advertising)

    RAFIN S.A. (Financial Services)

    Sociedad Mercantin Inmobiliaria Caribe (Real Estate)

    TECNOIMPORT

    Terminal de Contenedores de la Habana (TCH)

    Terminal de Contenedores de Mariel, S.A.

    UCM—Unión de Construcciones Militares

    Zona Especial de Desarrollo Mariel (ZEDM)

    Zona Especial de Desarrollo y Actividades Logísticas (ZEDAL)

    Additional Subentities of Gaviota

    AT Comercial

    Diving Center—Marina Gaviota Effective April 24, 2019

    Gaviota Hoteles Cuba Effective March 12, 2019

    Hoteles Habaguanex Effective March 12, 2019

    Hoteles Playa Gaviota Effective March 12, 2019

    Manzana de Gomez

    Marinas Gaviota Cuba Effective March 12, 2019

    PhotoService

    Plaza La Estrella Effective November 15, 2018

    Plaza Las Dunas Effective November 15, 2018

    Plaza Las Morlas Effective November 15, 2018

    Plaza Las Salinas Effective November 15, 2018

    Plaza Las Terrazas del Atardecer Effective November 15, 2018

    Plaza Los Flamencos Effective November 15, 2018

    Plaza Pesquero Effective November 15, 2018

    Producciones TRIMAGEN S.A. (Tiendas Trimagen)

    Additional Subentities of Habaguanex

    Sociedad Mercantil Cubana Inmobiliaria Fenix S.A. (Real Estate)

    * *Activities in parentheticals are intended to aid in identification but are only representative. All activities of listed entities and subentities are subject to the applicable prohibitions.* *

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    David Meale,

    Senior Bureau Official, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-25066 Filed 11-18-19; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Effective Date:
11/19/2019
Published:
11/19/2019
Department:
State Department
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Updated publication of list of entities and subentities; notice.
Document Number:
2019-25066
Dates:
This list of entities and subentities is effective on November 19, 2019.
Pages:
63953-63955 (3 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Public Notice: 10947
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2019-25066.pdf