United States agricultural sector want better conditions to trade with Cuba
HAVANA, Dec. 22nd In an exchange with Cuban diplomats in Washington, representatives of the sector exposed the need for a regulatory framework that does not deprive the Cuban economy of access to monetary resources and facilitates its growth and normal operation.
During a meeting at the Cuban embassy in Washington, representatives of the agricultural sector of the United States explained to Cuban diplomats various issues that could have an influence on better trade between the two countries.
A note published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment states that members of the United States Agricultural Coalition for Cuba and the Committee of Young Farmers and Ranchers of Arkansas participated in the exchange.
Also present were representatives of groups interested in trade with the island and U.S. Congress offices with jurisdiction over the matter.
According to reports, during the meeting the need for a new regulatory framework was pointed out, one that does not deprive the Cuban economy of access to monetary resources and that facilitates its growth and normal operation. They insisted that this would allow the expansion of two-way trade and cooperation to the benefit of both countries.
The head of the diplomatic mission, Lianys Torres, thanked the commitment of the United States agricultural sector to the Cuban market. She also mentioned the letters addressed to President Biden to request the lifting of sanctions on Cuba.
Emphasis was placed on the socioeconomic transformations taking place in Cuba, which provide greater opportunities for bilateral interaction.
According to the Agencia Cubana de Noticias (ACN) news agency, Torres recalled the participation of U.S. representatives in the 3rd Agriculture Conference held in Havana, the First Business Forum between the United States and Cuba, and the visit of a bipartisan Congressional delegation focused on that area.
At the end of November, the delegation, headed by Democratic Congresswoman Salud Carbajal, visited Cuba to analyze the current state of local agricultural practices and the status of food supplies from the United States.
In the most recent meeting, the co-chair of the United States Agricultural Coalition for Cuba, Paul Johnson, invited the participants not to stop exploring commercial opportunities with the island.