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The U.S. further loosened its embargo of Cuba Friday, lifting the cap on the value of merchandise that Americans can bring back from Cuba for personal use—including rum and cigars. But for attorneys in the U.S., a more significant change is that Americans and their companies can now enter contingent contracts with Cuban entities.

This means companies can sign contracts contingent on the U.S. lifting the embargo in the future, said Andy Fernandez, a partner at Holland & Knight in Miami and leader of its Cuba action team.

The changes also allow Americans to travel to Cuba to negotiate contingent contracts, which means that business people can now travel to the island to discuss work that still isn’t permitted under the embargo. Previously, the underlying reason for travel had to be permitted, Fernandez said.

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