Updating the State Department's List of Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba (Cuba Restricted List) Updated Publication of List of Entities and Subentities; Notice, 1561-1564 [2021-00061]

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[FR Doc. 2021–00062 Filed 1–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–AE–P PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1561 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11296] Updating the State Department’s List of Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba (Cuba Restricted List) Updated Publication of List of Entities and Subentities; Notice 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). The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) generally will deny applications to export or reexport items for use by entities or subentities on the Cuba Restricted List. DATES: Effective on January 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Belson, Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, 202–647–6526; Robert Haas, Office of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, tel.: 202–453–8456, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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 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/cubarestricted-list/) This update includes one additional subentity. This is the eighth update to E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 1562 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2021 / Notices 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), July 26, 2019 (see 84 FR 36154), November 19, 2019 (see 84 FR 63953), June 12, 2020 (see 85 FR 35972), a correction June 19, 2020 (85 FR 37146), and September 29, 2020 (85 FR 61079). 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 to 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/cubarestricted-list/). tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba as of January 8, 2021 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Holding Companies CIMEX — Corporacio´n CIMEX S.A. Compan˜ı´a Turı´stica Habaguanex S.A. GAESA — Grupo de Administracio´n Empresarial S.A. Gaviota — Grupo de Turismo Gaviota UIM — Unio´n de Industria Militar Hotels in Havana and Old Havana Aparthotel Montehabana Gran Hotel Bristol Kempinski Effective November 15, 2019 Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski H10 Habana Panorama Hostal Valencia Hotel Ambos Mundos Hotel Armadores de Santander Hotel Beltra´n de Santa Cruz Hotel Conde de Villanueva Hotel del Tejadillo Hotel el Bosque Hotel el Comendador Hotel el Meso´n de la Flota Hotel Florida Hotel Habana 612 Hotel Kohly Hotel Los Frailes Hotel Marque´s de Prado Ameno Hotel Marque´s de Cardenas de Montehermoso Effective June 12, 2020 Hotel Palacio Cueto Effective July 26, 2019 Hotel Palacio del Marque´s de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal Hotel Palacio O’Farrill Hotel Park View Hotel Raquel Hotel Regis Effective June 12, 2020 Hotel San Miguel Hotel Santa Isabel Effective April 24, 2019 Hotel Tele´grafo 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 15, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Iberostar Laguna Azul Iberostar Playa Alameda Melia´ Marina Varadero Melia´ Marina Varadero Apartamentos Effective April 24, 2019 Melia´ 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 Marı´a Effective November 15, 2018 Dhawa Cayo Santa Marı´a Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort and Spa Effective November 19, 2019 Golden Tulip Aguas Claras Effective November 15, 2018 Hotel Cayo Santa Marı´a Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Marı´a Iberostar Ensenachos Las Salinas Plana & Spa Effective November 15, 2018 La Salina Noreste Effective November 15, 2018 La Salina Suroeste Effective November 15, 2018 Melia´ Buenavista Melia´ Cayo Santa Marı´a Melia´ Las Dunas Memories Azul Memories Flamenco Memories Paraı´so Ocean Casa del Mar Paradisus Los Cayos Effective November 15, 2018 Royalton Cayo Santa Marı´a Sercotel Experience Cayo Santa Marı´a Effective November 15, 2018 Sol Cayo Santa Marı´a Starfish Cayo Santa Marı´a Effective November 15, 2018 Valentı´n Perla Blanca Effective November 15, 2018 Villa Las Brujas Warwick Cayo Santa Marı´a also Labranda Cayo Santa Marı´a Hotel Effective November 15, 2018 Hotels in Holguı´n Blau Costa Verde Beach & Resort E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2021 / Notices also Fiesta Americana Holguı´n Costa Verde Effective November 15, 2018 Hotel Playa Costa Verde Hotel Playa Pesquero Memories Holguı´n Paradisus Rı´o 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 Muthu Cayo Guillermo Effective November 15, 2018 Gran Muthu Imperial Hotel Effective November 15, 2019 Gran Muthu Rainbow Hotel Effective November 15, 2019 Hotel Playa Coco Plus Iberostar Playa Pilar Melia´ Jardines del Rey Memories Caribe Pestana Cayo Coco also Hotel Playa Paraiso Effective June 12, 2020 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 (Holguı´n) Marina Gaviota Varadero (Varadero) tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES Stores in Old Havana Casa del Abanico Coleccio´n Habana Florerı´a Jardı´n Wagner Joyerı´a Coral Negro—Additional locations throughout Cuba La Casa del Regalo San Ignacio 415 Soldadito de Plomo Tienda El Navegante Tienda Mun˜ecos de Leyenda Tienda Museo El Reloj Cuervo y Sobrinos Entities Directly Serving the Defense and Security Sectors ACERPROT—Agencia de Certificacio´n y Consultorı´a de Seguridad y Proteccio´n VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Alias Empresa de Certificacio´n de Sistemas de Seguridad y Proteccio´n Effective November 15, 2018 AGROMIN—Grupo Empresarial Agropecuario del Ministerio del Interior APCI—Agencia de Proteccio´n 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 Investigacio´n y Desarrollo Naval CIDAI—Centro de Investigacio´n y Desarrollo de Armamento de Infanterı´a CIDAO—Centro de Investigacio´n y Desarrollo del Armamento de ´ pticos y Artillerı´a e Instrumentos O ´ pticos Electro´nicos O CORCEL—Empresa Militar Industrial Emilio Barcenas Pier CUBAGRO—Empresa Comercializadora y Exportadora de Productos Agropecuarios y Agroindustriales DATYS—Empresa Para El Desarrollo De Aplicaciones, Tecnologı´as Y Sistemas DCM TRANS—Centro de Investigacio´n y Desarrollo del Transporte DEGOR—Empresa Militar Industrial Desembarco Del Granma DSE—Departamento de Seguridad del Estado Editorial Capita´n San Luis Effective July 26, 2019 EMIAT—Empresa Importadora Exportadora de Abastecimientos Te´cnicos Empresa Militar Industrial Astilleros Astimar Empresa Militar Industrial Astilleros Centro Empresa Militar Industrial Yuri Gagarin ETASE—Empresa de Transporte y Aseguramiento Ferreterı´a TRASVAL GELCOM—Centro de Investigacio´n y Desarrollo Grito de Baire Impresos de Seguridad MECATRONICS—Centro de Investigacio´n y Desarrollo de Electro´nica y Meca´nica NAZCA—Empresa Militar Industrial Granma OIBS—Organizacio´n Integracio´n para el Bienestar Social PLAMEC—Empresa Militar Industrial Ignacio Agramonte PNR—Policı´a Nacional Revolucionaria PROVARI—Empresa de Producciones Varias SEPSA—Servicios Especializados de Proteccio´n SERTOD—Servicios de ´ rganos de Telecomunicaciones a los O la Defensa Effective November 15, 2018 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1563 SIMPRO—Centro de Investigacio´n y Desarrollo de Simuladores TECAL—Empresa de Tecnologı´as Alternativas TECNOPRO—Empresa Militar Industrial ‘‘G.B. Francisco Cruz Bourzac’’ TECNOTEX—Empresa Cubana Exportadora e Importadora de Servicios, Artı´culos y Productos Te´cnicos Especializados TGF—Tropas de Guardafronteras UAM—Unio´n Agropecuaria Militar ULAEX—Unio´n Latinoamericana de Explosivos XETID—Empresa de Tecnologı´as de la Informacio´n Para La Defensa YABO—Empresa Militar Industrial Coronel Francisco Aguiar Rodrı´guez Additional Subentities of CIMEX ADESA/ASAT—Agencia Servicios Aduanales (Customs Services) American International Services (Remittances) Effective September 29, 2020 alias AIS Remesas Effective September 29, 2020 Cachito (Beverage Manufacturer) Contex (Fashion) Datacimex ECUSE—Empresa Cubana de Servicios FINCIMEX Effective June 19, 2020 Inmobiliaria CIMEX (Real Estate) Inversiones CIMEX Jupin˜a (Beverage Manufacturer) La Maiso´n (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 Logı´stica y Comercio (ZELCOM) Additional Subentities of GAESA Aerogaviota Effective April 24, 2019 Almacenes Universales (AUSA) ANTEX—Corporacio´n Antillana Exportadora Banco Financiero Internacional S.A. (BFI). Effective [date published in Federal Register] Compan˜ı´a Inmobiliaria Aurea S.A. Effective November 15, 2018 Direccio´n Integrada Proyecto Mariel (DIP) Empresa Inmobiliaria Almest (Real Estate) GRAFOS (Advertising) RAFIN S.A. (Financial Services) Sociedad Mercantin Inmobiliaria Caribe (Real Estate) TECNOIMPORT E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 1564 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2021 / Notices Terminal de Contenedores de la Habana (TCH) Terminal de Contenedores de Mariel, S.A. UCM—Unio´n de Construcciones Militares Zona Especial de Desarrollo Mariel (ZEDM) Zona Especial de Desarrollo y Actividades Logı´sticas (ZEDAL) ≤Additional Subentities of Gaviota AT Comercial Centro de Buceo Varadero Effective June 12, 2020 Centro Internacional de Buceo Gaviota Las Molas Effective June 12, 2020 Delfinario Cayo Naranjo Effective June 12, 2020 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 tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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.* * Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2021–00061 Filed 1–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–29–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36284] Seven County Infrastructure Coalition—Rail Construction & Operation Exemption—In Utah, Carbon, Duchesne, and Uintah Counties, Utah On May 29, 2020, the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition (Coalition) filed a petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for authorization to construct and operate an approximately 85-mile rail line connecting two termini in the Uinta Basin near South Myton Bench, Utah, and Leland Bench, Utah, to the national rail network at Kyune, Utah. The Coalition asks that the Board issue a preliminary decision addressing the transportation aspects of the project while the environmental review is ongoing. The Board received filings both supporting and opposing the petition. Several government officials have filed in support, as discussed below. The opponents include the Center for Biological Diversity (Center), the Argyle Wilderness Preservation Alliance (Argyle), and numerous individuals. These commenters argue, among other things, that the requested preliminary decision is not appropriate, that the transportation aspects of the petition do not satisfy the section 10502 standards, and that the Board should reject the petition and require an application under section 10901. As discussed below, the Board concludes that an application is not necessary and that the requested approach of issuing a preliminary decision on the transportation merits is appropriate here. The Board preliminarily concludes, subject to completion of the ongoing environmental review, that the proposed transaction meets the statutory standards for exemption under section 10502. This decision only addresses the transportation merits, however, and does not grant the exemption or allow construction to begin. After the Board has considered the potential environmental impacts associated with this proposal, and weighed those potential impacts with the transportation merits, it will issue a final decision either granting the exemption, with conditions, if appropriate, or denying it. Background The Coalition explains that it is an independent political subdivision of the State of Utah, whose member counties PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 include Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, San Juan, Sevier, and Uintah Counties. (Pet. 5.) It was formed to, among other things, identify and develop infrastructure projects that will promote resource utilization and development. (Id.) The Coalition is proposing to construct a rail line that would extend generally southwest from terminus points in the Uinta Basin to a connection with an existing rail line owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) near Kyune, Utah (the Whitmore Park Alternative). The rail line would generally parallel U.S. Route 191 through Indian Canyon and would be located within Utah, Carbon, Duchesne, and Uintah Counties in Utah. (Id. at 8–9, 43.) The Coalition asserts that goods produced or consumed in the Uinta Basin today can be transported only by truck and that the proposed project would give shippers an additional freight transportation option, eliminating longstanding transportation constraints. (Pet. 13–15.) The Coalition claims that adding a rail transportation option would provide local industries the opportunity to access new markets and increase their competitiveness in the national marketplace, and the removal of transportation constraints would benefit oil producers, mining companies, ranchers, farmers, and other local industries. (Id. at 15.) The Coalition argues that regulation of the construction and operation of the proposed line under section 10901 is not needed to carry out the rail transportation policy (RTP) at 49 U.S.C. 10101, that the project would promote several provisions of the RTP, and that an application under section 10901 is not required to protect shippers from an abuse of market power. (Pet. 21–22.) As noted above, the Coalition requests that, in considering the petition, the Board follow a two-step approach, addressing the transportation aspects of the project in advance of the environmental issues. (Id. at 26–28.) 1 On July 7, 2020, the Center filed a reply 2 arguing that the Coalition has failed to justify its request for a preliminary decision on the transportation merits and that the Board should reject the petition and require the Coalition to seek its authority through an application under section 10901. (Ctr. Reply 1.) On the same day, Argyle also filed a reply, likewise arguing that the Board should reject the 1 Based on a request from Argyle, the Board extended the due date for comments on the petition for an additional 20 days to July 7, 2020. 2 On July 13, 2020, the Center submitted a supplemental filing consisting of the references cited in its reply. E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 11296]


Updating the State Department's List of Entities and Subentities 
Associated With Cuba (Cuba Restricted List) 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). The 
Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 
generally will deny applications to export or reexport items for use by 
entities or subentities on the Cuba Restricted List.

DATES: Effective on January 8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Belson, Office of Economic 
Sanctions Policy and Implementation, 202-647-6526; Robert Haas, Office 
of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, tel.: 202-453-8456, Department of 
State, Washington, DC 20520.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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 Sec.  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 
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 one additional subentity. This is the eighth 
update to

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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), July 26, 2019 (see 84 FR 36154), November 19, 2019 (see 84 FR 
63953), June 12, 2020 (see 85 FR 35972), a correction June 19, 2020 (85 
FR 37146), and September 29, 2020 (85 FR 61079). 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 to 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 
January 8, 2021

    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 -- Corporaci[oacute]n CIMEX S.A.
Compa[ntilde][iacute]a Tur[iacute]stica Habaguanex S.A.
GAESA -- Grupo de Administraci[oacute]n Empresarial S.A.
Gaviota -- Grupo de Turismo Gaviota
UIM -- Uni[oacute]n de Industria Militar

Hotels in Havana and Old Havana

Aparthotel Montehabana
Gran Hotel Bristol Kempinski Effective November 15, 2019
Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski
H10 Habana Panorama
Hostal Valencia
Hotel Ambos Mundos
Hotel Armadores de Santander
Hotel Beltr[aacute]n de Santa Cruz
Hotel Conde de Villanueva
Hotel del Tejadillo
Hotel el Bosque
Hotel el Comendador
Hotel el Mes[oacute]n de la Flota
Hotel Florida
Hotel Habana 612
Hotel Kohly
Hotel Los Frailes
Hotel Marqu[eacute]s de Prado Ameno
Hotel Marqu[eacute]s de Cardenas de Montehermoso Effective June 12, 
2020
Hotel Palacio Cueto Effective July 26, 2019
Hotel Palacio del Marqu[eacute]s de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal
Hotel Palacio O'Farrill
Hotel Park View
Hotel Raquel
Hotel Regis Effective June 12, 2020
Hotel San Miguel
Hotel Santa Isabel Effective April 24, 2019
Hotel Tel[eacute]grafo
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 15, 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
Meli[aacute] Marina Varadero
Meli[aacute] Marina Varadero Apartamentos Effective April 24, 2019
Meli[aacute] 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 Mar[iacute]a Effective November 15, 2018
Dhawa Cayo Santa Mar[iacute]a
Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort and Spa Effective November 19, 
2019
Golden Tulip Aguas Claras Effective November 15, 2018
Hotel Cayo Santa Mar[iacute]a
Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Mar[iacute]a
Iberostar Ensenachos
Las Salinas Plana & Spa Effective November 15, 2018
La Salina Noreste Effective November 15, 2018
La Salina Suroeste Effective November 15, 2018
Meli[aacute] Buenavista
Meli[aacute] Cayo Santa Mar[iacute]a
Meli[aacute] Las Dunas
Memories Azul
Memories Flamenco
Memories Para[iacute]so
Ocean Casa del Mar
Paradisus Los Cayos Effective November 15, 2018
Royalton Cayo Santa Mar[iacute]a
Sercotel Experience Cayo Santa Mar[iacute]a Effective November 15, 2018
Sol Cayo Santa Mar[iacute]a
Starfish Cayo Santa Mar[iacute]a Effective November 15, 2018
Valent[iacute]n Perla Blanca Effective November 15, 2018
Villa Las Brujas
Warwick Cayo Santa Mar[iacute]a
also Labranda Cayo Santa Mar[iacute]a Hotel Effective November 15, 2018
Hotels in Holgu[iacute]n
Blau Costa Verde Beach & Resort

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also Fiesta Americana Holgu[iacute]n Costa Verde Effective November 15, 
2018
Hotel Playa Costa Verde
Hotel Playa Pesquero

Memories Holgu[iacute]n

Paradisus R[iacute]o 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 Muthu Cayo Guillermo Effective November 15, 2018
Gran Muthu Imperial Hotel Effective November 15, 2019
Gran Muthu Rainbow Hotel Effective November 15, 2019
Hotel Playa Coco Plus
Iberostar Playa Pilar
Meli[aacute] Jardines del Rey
Memories Caribe
Pestana Cayo Coco
also Hotel Playa Paraiso Effective June 12, 2020

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 (Holgu[iacute]n)
Marina Gaviota Varadero (Varadero)

Stores in Old Havana

Casa del Abanico
Colecci[oacute]n Habana
Florer[iacute]a Jard[iacute]n Wagner
Joyer[iacute]a Coral Negro--Additional locations throughout Cuba
La Casa del Regalo
San Ignacio 415
Soldadito de Plomo
Tienda El Navegante
Tienda Mu[ntilde]ecos de Leyenda
Tienda Museo El Reloj Cuervo y Sobrinos

Entities Directly Serving the Defense and Security Sectors

ACERPROT--Agencia de Certificaci[oacute]n y Consultor[iacute]a de 
Seguridad y Protecci[oacute]n
Alias Empresa de Certificaci[oacute]n de Sistemas de Seguridad y 
Protecci[oacute]n Effective November 15, 2018
AGROMIN--Grupo Empresarial Agropecuario del Ministerio del Interior
APCI--Agencia de Protecci[oacute]n 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 Investigaci[oacute]n y Desarrollo Naval
CIDAI--Centro de Investigaci[oacute]n y Desarrollo de Armamento de 
Infanter[iacute]a
CIDAO--Centro de Investigaci[oacute]n y Desarrollo del Armamento de 
Artiller[iacute]a e Instrumentos [Oacute]pticos y [Oacute]pticos 
Electr[oacute]nicos
CORCEL--Empresa Militar Industrial Emilio Barcenas Pier
CUBAGRO--Empresa Comercializadora y Exportadora de Productos 
Agropecuarios y Agroindustriales
DATYS--Empresa Para El Desarrollo De Aplicaciones, Tecnolog[iacute]as Y 
Sistemas
DCM TRANS--Centro de Investigaci[oacute]n y Desarrollo del Transporte
DEGOR--Empresa Militar Industrial Desembarco Del Granma
DSE--Departamento de Seguridad del Estado
Editorial Capit[aacute]n San Luis Effective July 26, 2019
EMIAT--Empresa Importadora Exportadora de Abastecimientos 
T[eacute]cnicos
Empresa Militar Industrial Astilleros Astimar
Empresa Militar Industrial Astilleros Centro
Empresa Militar Industrial Yuri Gagarin
ETASE--Empresa de Transporte y Aseguramiento
Ferreter[iacute]a TRASVAL
GELCOM--Centro de Investigaci[oacute]n y Desarrollo Grito de Baire
Impresos de Seguridad
MECATRONICS--Centro de Investigaci[oacute]n y Desarrollo de 
Electr[oacute]nica y Mec[aacute]nica
NAZCA--Empresa Militar Industrial Granma
OIBS--Organizaci[oacute]n Integraci[oacute]n para el Bienestar Social
PLAMEC--Empresa Militar Industrial Ignacio Agramonte
PNR--Polic[iacute]a Nacional Revolucionaria
PROVARI--Empresa de Producciones Varias
SEPSA--Servicios Especializados de Protecci[oacute]n
SERTOD--Servicios de Telecomunicaciones a los [Oacute]rganos de la 
Defensa Effective November 15, 2018
SIMPRO--Centro de Investigaci[oacute]n y Desarrollo de Simuladores
TECAL--Empresa de Tecnolog[iacute]as Alternativas
TECNOPRO--Empresa Militar Industrial ``G.B. Francisco Cruz Bourzac''
TECNOTEX--Empresa Cubana Exportadora e Importadora de Servicios, 
Art[iacute]culos y Productos T[eacute]cnicos Especializados
TGF--Tropas de Guardafronteras
UAM--Uni[oacute]n Agropecuaria Militar
ULAEX--Uni[oacute]n Latinoamericana de Explosivos
XETID--Empresa de Tecnolog[iacute]as de la Informaci[oacute]n Para La 
Defensa
YABO--Empresa Militar Industrial Coronel Francisco Aguiar 
Rodr[iacute]guez

Additional Subentities of CIMEX

ADESA/ASAT--Agencia Servicios Aduanales (Customs Services)
American International Services (Remittances) Effective September 29, 
2020
alias AIS Remesas Effective September 29, 2020
Cachito (Beverage Manufacturer)
Contex (Fashion)
Datacimex
ECUSE--Empresa Cubana de Servicios
FINCIMEX Effective June 19, 2020
Inmobiliaria CIMEX (Real Estate)
Inversiones CIMEX
Jupi[ntilde]a (Beverage Manufacturer)
La Mais[oacute]n (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 Log[iacute]stica y Comercio (ZELCOM)

Additional Subentities of GAESA

Aerogaviota Effective April 24, 2019
Almacenes Universales (AUSA)
ANTEX--Corporaci[oacute]n Antillana Exportadora
Banco Financiero Internacional S.A. (BFI). Effective [date published in 
Federal Register]
Compa[ntilde][iacute]a Inmobiliaria Aurea S.A. Effective November 15, 
2018
Direcci[oacute]n Integrada Proyecto Mariel (DIP)
Empresa Inmobiliaria Almest (Real Estate)
GRAFOS (Advertising)
RAFIN S.A. (Financial Services)
Sociedad Mercantin Inmobiliaria Caribe (Real Estate)
TECNOIMPORT

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Terminal de Contenedores de la Habana (TCH)
Terminal de Contenedores de Mariel, S.A.
UCM--Uni[oacute]n de Construcciones Militares
Zona Especial de Desarrollo Mariel (ZEDM)
Zona Especial de Desarrollo y Actividades Log[iacute]sticas (ZEDAL)

>Additional Subentities of Gaviota

AT Comercial
Centro de Buceo Varadero Effective June 12, 2020
Centro Internacional de Buceo Gaviota Las Molas Effective June 12, 2020
Delfinario Cayo Naranjo Effective June 12, 2020
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.* *

Manisha Singh,
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2021-00061 Filed 1-7-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-29-P