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Cuba ready to celebrate Havana International Fair 2022

feria-habana-580x435To date, some 60 countries will be present at the 38th edition of the Havana International Fair (Fihav), the head of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment of Cuba, Rodrigo Malmierca, highlighted today.

Malmierca highlighted that the event, to be held from November 14 to 18 at the Expocuba fairgrounds, will be attended by top-level delegations chaired by ministers and high-ranking government officials.

Similarly, the headline highlighted the presence of representatives of some 30 chambers of commerce of nations with which Cuba has commercial ties, as well as hundreds of companies from the five continents.

The minister explained that together with usual nations such as Spain, Italy, Russia, China, France, Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela, a high-level delegation from the United Arab Emirates will arrive at the event for the first time.

This confirms that despite the blockade of the United States, the economic difficulties that our country is facing and the situation of international economic crisis derived from the Covid-19 pandemic, the world trusts the Cuban market, Malmierca emphasized.

Likewise, as part of the official program of the event, the minister highlighted the materialization of the V Business Forum dedicated to foreign investment issues.

We are going to announce the updating of the portfolio of business opportunities with foreign capital, he stressed.

Fihav 2022 will also develop panels aimed at offering details about the Mariel Special Development Zone and the benefits of the single window for foreign investment, he said.
The minister explained that the event’s agenda will host exchanges with business production centers and agencies and will place special emphasis on foreign investment opportunities for Cubans residing abroad.

Our expectations are that FIHAV 2022 contributes to the insertion of the national economy in the international context, and promotes direct business between Cuban and foreign companies, Malmierca said.

For his part, the president of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce, Antonio Luis Carricarte, said that the island has 189 participants registered for the event with the presence, for the first time, of micro, small and medium-sized companies and cooperatives linked in some way. way to external activity.

Priority sectors of economic activity will be present, such as food, agriculture, light industry, health linked to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, education, transportation and renewable energy, Carricarte emphasized.

Meanwhile, the general director of the Palco Business Group, Eduardo Correa, pointed out that since last July the preparation phase for Fihav 2022 began at the Expocuba fairgrounds.

(With information from PL)

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