Part of BIS's mission is to advance national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system. They offer country guidance on all countries including Cuba.
Cuba is not as of the end of 2016 a member of CARICOM, but given that member countries have an interest in Cuba it could offer a different perspective and additional information that may not be widely available.
This title is devoted to country profiles from around the world. It includes, demographic, social, military/security, transportation, government, economic, and other data for individual countries, Cuba included.
Begun in December 2016, Cuba Trade is a magazine devoted to "trade and investment between international corporations and Cuba, with a special focus on U.S. companies" that is published by the same company that produces Latin Trade and LatinCEO magazines. They have a print magazine component as well.
FAS produces many reports and data related to trade in agricultural products. Included are materials related to Cuba:
* Cuba: Internet Resources for Agricultural Trade with Cuba (2015)
* Cuba: FAIRS Country Report (2015) which focuses on Cuba's regulatory environment as it relates to U.S. agricultural exports.
* U.S.-Cuba Agriculture Memorandum of Understanding, signed March 21, 2016
This is a non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of corporations and individuals with property claims against the government of Cuba, which have been certified by the U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. There is a helpful timeline of events, primarily revolving around the claims process.
This guide was created by Business Reference Staff at the Library of Congress. It contains a number of resources for those looking business and economic information on Latin America and it may offer other avenues of research on Cuba that are not covered in this guide.
NARA is the place for the official records of the United States government. It includes: Records of the Military Government of Cuba (1898-1903) and the Records of the Provisional Government of Cuba (1906-1909). The Archives is also responsible for the presidential library collections External. There are also online exhibits, articles, occasional digitized items, and insight on events illustrated with material held by the Archives.
OFAC administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions. The Resource Center has a particular area for information relating to Cuban sanctions. There are general as well as specific guidance regarding Cuban sanctions including information about special OFAC licenses. Some of this content may change over time as relations between the two countries change.
Many of the reports like Indicadores sociales básicos de la subregión norte de América Latina y el Caribe: edición 2012-2013 are in Spanish, others like Structural constraints and determinants of economic growth in Cuba are in English. There are several statistical sources/tools including CEPALSTAT which is a way to find statistical information on the countries and REDATAM creates thematic maps based on the gathered statistical data.
UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. Its goal is to assist developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy and to help equip them to deal with the potential drawbacks of greater economic integration.
As the name of the agency suggests, most of the data and information related to food and agriculture as well as forestry, fishery, and water management. There is data and information on both trade and production.
The FAO leads international efforts to defeat hunger with the goal is to achieve food security. FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings from 1961 to the most recent year available.
Comtrade is a free database from the UN that allows users to search on commodities and trade from various countries. Historical international merchandise trade statistics from 1900-1960 can be found on the UN Trade Statistics "Monthly Bulletin."
The Trade Commission site includes information, reports, data, etc. for many countries including Cuba. Many reports go back in time somewhat like "U.S. Agricultural Sales to Cuba: Certain Economic Effects of U.S. Restrictions" (2007) but does have more current reports like "Overview of Cuban Imports of Goods and Services and Effects of U.S. Restrictions" (2016).
The State Department includes digitized copies of all the related Statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders related to Cuba. There is a section for Remarks and Releases but content may change when a Presidential administration changes. However, the State Department does archive full sites of past presidential administrations. Includes the Cuba Restricted List.
The Council was formed in 1994 to be a credible source of data (especially trade data) as well as a source to rationalize data from competing sources (Treasury's OFAC, Commerce, SUDA, Cuba). There are a number of reports and publications as well as information on many of the U.S. laws and regulations that govern the United States relationship with Cuba. There is a blog that is good for topical insights and current awareness.