Legal Advisory

Legal Direction

The Legal Direction of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba, offers, guides and satisfies needs of information of top level of national and international business executives regarding activities of registration and legal-merchant consultation as well as quality services required.

It offers consultation and advice to its associates and national and foreign business executives regarding the registers ration of their charge, certifications, legal regulations on trade issues as well as traditions and uses on trade issues.  

 

 

Management and activities scheme.

  • Legal Director
  • One-Stop Shop
  • Registers
  • Legal advice.
  • Certification of origin and legalization of documents.

 

Legal Director
Lic. Natacha Garcia Gumá

Deputy Legal Director
Lic. Ulloa Katia Monzón Ulloa

 

Telephone: (53) 78302643, Switchboard (53) 7838 1321 to 1324, ext. 208
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Secretary: Vacant, ext. 224

International Jurists

Lic. Susana Enriquez Dominguez, ext. 226
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Lic. Maria Gonzalez Castellá, ext. 224
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Lianne Duvergel Yamila Gonzalez ext. 224
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Immigration status and work permits

Maria Elena Diaz Garcia, ext. 223
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I. Caridad Gonzalez Moreno, ext. 223
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Lilibet Garcel Fonseca, ext. 223
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Legal Assistants:

Arianne Eagle Dora Ruiz, ext.228
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Sara Julbe, ext.230
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Ada Pozo Victoria Perez, ext.226
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Yaima Clemente Perez, ext.224

Armenteros Odelaisy Valdes, ext.226

 

Certificates of Origin

 

Certification of origin is a document by which the final product, or in the case of the exporter, declares under oath that the merchandize to export has fulfilled with established norms of origin related to the International Agreement regarding the product. This document is presented in different formats, corresponding to the respective agreement and will allow the importer to recognize the nationality of the merchandize benefited by the recognized tariffs. The certificate of origin is issued by the exporting country by a public or private institution that is responsible for the declared certification of the final product or of the Exporter.

In commercial practice it is necessary that the Cuban companies obtain certain certificates and legalizations that are responsibility of the Legal Department of the Chamber of Commerce to fulfill the certification.

 

Our campaign design of Public Relations is for Cuban companies in charge of exporting and importing, with more knowledge of tariff benefits offered them in the Regional Agreements and Norms of Origin.

 

ACES

1er PROTOCOLO ADICIONAL ACE PANAMA

AAP CE CUBA MERCOSUR ACE 62

AAP CUBA - NICARAGUA - TEXTO FINAL ORIGEN EN LIMPIO 181013 - Observ NIC Rev 231013

AAP PARA LA LIBERACION Y EXPANSION DE SEMILLAS AG-2

AAP SALVADOR Y CUBA

AAP-A25TM NO-40- Cuba-Caricom

ACE 051 CUBA MEXICO

ACE 42 CUBA CHILE

ACE 46 CUBA ECUADOR

ACE No 70 BOLIVIA,CUBA, NICARAGUA Y VENEZUELA

ACE NO-40-CUBA-VENEZUELA

ACE NO-47-BOLIVIA-CUBA

ACE NO-49-COLOMBIA-CUBA

ACE NO-50-CUBA-PERU

ACE PANAMA Y CUBA 071

ACUERDO MARCO OTC

ACUERDO REGIONAL DE APERTURA DE MERCADOS BOLIVIA

ACUERDO REGIONAL DE APERTURA DE MERCADOS ECUADOR

ACUERDO REGIONAL DE APERTURA DE MERCADOS PARAGUAY

ACUERDO REGIONAL No. 4

Acuerdo Regional CYT NO-6

Art-25-36 CUBA GUATEMALA

Salvador

 

Migratory Procedures

 

This office registers and daily carries out procedures of requests that have received permissions of work as well as up dates and/or renovations. It also receives request of migratory procedures of persons working in registered Branches in the Chamber of Commerce and inscribed in the Registry of Branches and Agents of foreign Mercantile Societies or Registry of Branches of Travel Agencies and under Contracts of tourism representation.

 

Work Permit

 

The President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba is the authority empowered to request granting Work Permits for foreigners or persons without citizenship who develop activities in Branches of mercantile companies, travel agencies and foreign airlines.

 

The documentation to be submitted for the realization of this type of procedure is as follows:

 

To apply for Work Permit:

 

  • Letter of request (signed by the representative), it must appear on the same validity of the license when submitting the permit, which is granted for the same term.
  • Fill out Annex 13 ((original and copy)
  • Photocopyof the employment contractwith the Headquarters
  • Photocopy of the License of the Chamber of Commerce
  • Brief description of the functions signed by the representative (or other official)
  • Photocopy of passport (page where general information of the person appears)
  • 4 carnet photos 1 x 1 (not scanned), updated for the current year or official document showing that procurement
  • 25.00 CUCcash for the Work Permitservice.

 

For the renewal of Work Permit:

 

  • Letter of request of renovation (signed by the representative), It must appear on the same validity of the license when submitting the permit, which is granted for the same term.
  • Photocopy of the License of the Chamber of Commerce
  • Photograph of the passport (page with the general information of the person) and last permission of entry/or exit of the country (for those who have no residence card). Photocopy of the Identity card of the foreign in Cuba, both sides.
  • Previous work permission (original, not photocopy)
  • 3 carnet photos 1 x 1 (not scanned), updated for the current year
  • 25.00 CUC in cash for Work Permit service

 

For a duplicate of Work Permit

 

  • Letter requesting duplicate (signed by the representative).
  • Photocopy of passport (page with general information of the person).
  • 3 1 x 1 carnet photos (not scanned), updated for the current year.
  • 10.00 CUC in cash for Work Permit service

 

For an update of Work Permit

 

  • Letter requesting up date (signed by the representative)
  • Previous Work Permission.
  • Photocopy of the passport (page with general information of the person)
  • Photocopy of the License of the Chamber of Commerce
  • 3 carnet photos 1 x 1 (not scanned), updated for the current year.
  • 10.00 CUC in cash for Work Permit service
  • The update is only done when there is a change in functions within the same Branch and/or when the person maintains the same activity and requests inclusion of his Works permit in another position in a different entity.

 

TO DOWNLOAD (documents in Spanish)

Request for Work Permit (Annex no. 13)

Resolution No 31/2014 of the Chamber of Commerce

 

Force Majeure

They considered exculpatory causes of those commercial liability arising after the conclusion of the contract and prevent its total or partial compliance as a result of the occurrence of extraordinary events beyond the control of the parties, unforeseeable and unavoidable.

Force Majeure clause is of great importance in the implementation of the contracts, as defined when the defaults can be considered exculpatory or not causes of responsibility and establishes compliance or not the obligations of the parties. That is why is contained in Article 79 of the International Convention for the sale of goods signed by the Republic of Cuba.

The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba is in charge of issuing certificates evidencing the existence of Force Majeure.