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Developing productive chains, replacing imports and promoting collaboration

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At the end of 2020, the Ministry of Construction (Micon) had five approved projects that directly substitute imports, overseen by its Local Production of Materials department. Among the productions of these projects are approximately 1,000 tons of base for ecological paint, 900,000 liters of Pinturas Corona, 300,000 plugs, 20,000 switches, 280,000 sockets, 170,000 LED-lamp bases and 285,000 plumbing fixtures.

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Made in Cuba: The challenge of conquering the market

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Ministry of Foreign Trade reports that a survey has been conducted in all provinces to identify potential exports, since every product or service placed on the world market, no matter the scale, provides needed hard currency. When we hear about a non-state economic actor venturing into import and/or export operations, almost automatically our mind associates such activity with agro-industrial products, equipment, accessories, raw materials….

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Cuba’s largest coffee exporter completes first direct commercial operation to European market

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After almost a year of adjustments to gain self-sufficiency in foreign trade operations, the Asdrúbal López Coffee Processing Company, the largest Cuban exporter of the aromatic grain, this month completed its first direct commercial operation, towards the European market. And so this efficient socialist company was launched in its category as the first exporting pole of Guantánamo – approved in January of this year – which authorizes it to trade with the world directly, a crucial step to assume its promising position within the strategic program of local development.

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Cuba’s largest marble finisher expands export production

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The production this year of around 20,000 marble slabs destined to exports could mean the return to foreign trade of the Manuel Hernández Osorio industrial combine, the largest Cuban rock processing facility, located in this eastern town.

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Ceballos agricultural enterprise begins export of fresh mango

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The province’s agricultural pole has broadened its portfolio of export products with the first deliveries of fresh mango to several European countries, another positive development here that contributes to the national economy.

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Working toward more Cuban products in the tourism sector

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The recently concluded International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2018) marked record participation (3,000 participants from 62 nations). Through May 18, Cuba had received two million international visitors this year. The figures are promising, but they are no accident. Making Cuba an attractive, safe, and comfortable destination for its visitors, and ensuring a profitable tourism sector that in turn contributes to the development of the country, entails joint efforts.

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Production with environmental conscience

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Behind every bottle of Cubay rum produced at the Agustín Rodríguez Mena distillery in this municipality, is a centenary history that includes the best of rum making traditions in Central Cuba – the reason the brand has become one of Cuba’s best-selling spirits around the world.

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Working on solutions with popular participation

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The experience in the provinces of Mayabeque and Artemisa offers an extraordinarily beneficial model for Cuba, especially regarding the separation and delimitation of different functions, which should lead to more coherent processes and comprehensive results.

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Antillana Steelworks revitalized

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Increasing production is the watchword, at the José Martí Metallurgical Enterprise. Established with U.S. capital in 1957, Antillana de Acero, as the steelworks is still popularly known, first produced reinforcing bars for the companies of Cuban oligarchs.

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Ecological agriculture in Cuba: Key to sustainability

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Cuban farmers are today betting on ecological agricultural techniques, using more environmentally friendly resources, focusing on food production as well as maintaining a balanced, sustainable ecosystem.