Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Thad McBride provided comments for a Wall Street Journal article discussing what American companies can expect following the U.S. formally removing Cuba from its list of state terrorism sponsors. Thad, who is head of the firm’s international trade practice, told the Journal that while some people and companies are authorized to go to Cuba for business exploration purposes, they remain unable to sign deals. “You’re a step closer to doing business, but it ultimately doesn’t change the calculus about making it any easier to do business in Cuba now,” Thad said.

The full article, “Little Change for Companies Seeking Cuba Business After De-Listing,” was published by the Wall Street Journal’s Risk & Compliance Journal on May 29 and is available online.