The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, commonly known as OFAC, today issued formal guidance on who and what could be transported between the United States and Cuba via any “commercial passenger vessel” service that may or may not pop up in the near future.

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Bottom line: the rules that apply to airplane service between the two countries would not apply to any ferry service. The latter would need a specific license from OFAC, authorization from the Commerce Department and any number of “other U.S. government agencies.”

The Wall Street Journal says at least five companies have requested special licenses to operate ferries between the U.S. and Cuba.

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