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Economic and trade information


Australia supports legitimate trade and business activities where those activities do not breach Australian sanctions or laws.

Australia implements UNSC sanctions regimes and Australian autonomous sanctions regimes under Australian sanction laws. Different sanctions regimes impose different sanctions measures.

We recommend that you check the DFAT Consolidated List of designated individuals and entities with whom it is prohibited to transact without authorisation (a sanctions permit), to ensure that transactions do not involve any other persons or entities that may be subject to targeted financial sanctions under Australian law.

We encourage businesses operating in Australia to obtain independent legal and financial advice regarding compliance with Australian sanction regimes and those of other countries, and to discuss these matters with their financial institutions.

Comprehensive due diligence remains crucial for any Australian company seeking to do business overseas. We encourage Australian businesses to examine and take legal advice on implications of US sanctions. The US Office of Foreign Assets Control is responsible for administering United States sanctions, including by the issuance of Interpretative Guidance notes on request. It is the authoritative source of advice for businesses impacted by US sanction regimes.

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Heads of Government

Embassies and consulates


The Australian Embassy in Mexico is responsible for Cuba


Embassy of the Republic of Cuba

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