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For decades, the United States has placed trade sanctions against the nation of Cuba. This includes prohibitions of the imports of goods and services to US companies. Quinn wins a massive global asset management contract to support a multinational company. While the contract originates in the US, part of the agreement includes support to properties in Japan. Takashi, Quinn's team member in Tokyo, would like to hire a Cuban vendor as part of the contract support in Japan. The Cuban vendor can provide a quality product for a cheaper price than any of their competitors. The country of Japan has no such embargo against Cuba.

Can Takashi hire the vendor since he is not in the United States?


While there are exceptions, Takashi should not hire the Cuban vendor. As a general rule, since CBRE is a company originally licensed in the United States, we follow the trade rules set forth in the US regardless of the location. Please note that this particular area of regulation can be difficult to navigate, and for further information, contact your legal or compliance office.

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