The US decision to enforce a tough but long-delayed law in Cuba could have far-reaching effects, including triggering an avalanche of lawsuits as well as action before the World Trade Organization.

According to AFP News Agency, President Donald Trump’s administration said Wednesday it would allow lawsuits in US courts over properties seized by Cuba’s communist government, enforcing a key provision of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act that had been waived by successive presidents.

Chris Bennett, Managing Director of the Caribbean Council, a London-based trade consultancy focused on the region was quoted as saying that “It is highly likely there will be a flood of claims in south Florida, many of them frivolous, from Cuban Americans — against foreign companies, but also against Cuban entities,” said But he said that many of the claims would have little chance of success.

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