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Fihav shows that Cuba is not alone despite the blockade

Feria de La Habana

For over three decades now, the Havana International Trade Fair has provided fertile ground for developing commercial ties and exploring new markets. Confirmed to attend the latest edition, opening next week, are companies from more than 60 nations.

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Strengthening national industries

Expo cuba

Work toward substituting imports by strengthening the role of national industries within the domestic market will be the focus of the Fifth National Trade Fair, open to all sectors of the economy and taking place May 7-23 at Havana’s Expocuba fairgrounds. In this sense, first deputy minister of Economy and Planning, René Hernández Castellanos noted that it is vital to fully exploit the potential of Cuban industry in order to meet the increasing demands of the economy.

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Minister Assures a New Era in Vietnam-Cuba Trade After Trong’s Visit

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The visit to Cuba of the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, opens a new chapter in our trade and cooperation relations, assured today here the Minister of Industry and Trade, Tran Tuan Anh. One of the most important results was reaching a consensus between this portfolio and that of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment of Cuba.

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Billion peso investment in Cuban energy and mines

Cuba planta Niquel

Speaking to the press, the official from the Ministry of Energy and Mines noted that investments in 2015 amounted to around one billion pesos, representing 94.9% fulfillment of the scheduled plan. He described 2015 as a good year for activities in the sector, which saw key industries achieve high levels of production.

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U.S. blockade sees British Cuba Solidarity Campaign bank accounts close

Banco Bloqueo

THERE are many examples of the extraterritorial character of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for over half a century. The cases range from multi-million dollar fines against banks or companies for doing business with Cuba, to the refusal to provide services to persons or entities that have some link with the island.

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Raúl receives Federal President of Austria

Raul y Pdet Austria Palacio

During the friendly encounter, the two leaders discussed the positive state of bilateral relations, celebrating their 70th anniversary this year, and their desire to gradually strengthen trade, economic and cooperation ties. They also addressed topics of mutual interest on the international agenda.

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Cuba and Austria sign bilateral agreement on Cuban debt

Austria, comercio cuba

Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, a Council of Ministers vice president, held a working meeting in the afternoon of Wednesday, March 2, with Rudolf Scholten, director general of the Austrian Control Bank. The two undertook a comprehensive analysis of the current situation and the outlook for economic, commercial and financial relations between the two countries, considering the results of the Cuba-Austria Business Forum, held earlier that the day.

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Unilever among first European companies in Mariel

unilever productos

“It is an honor to be among the first companies to receive authorization from the Cuban government for a joint investment in Mariel and contribute to the development of the county and wellbeing of the population, in keeping with Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan,” stated Fabio Prado, president of Unilever Mexico & Caribbean, speaking to Granma International.

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The second Cuban Trade Minister to visit Washington in four decades

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In early October 1977, some 70 U.S. businesspeople gathered in Washington to demand the lifting of the blockade against Cuba. The meeting had an unusual guest, the then Minister of Foreign Trade of the island, Marcelo Fernández Font. Theatmosphere was favorable. A thawin relations betweenthe James Carter administration and Havana had begun, and that same yearinterest officeswere openedin both capitals.Travelto Cubaby U.S. citizenswas fully authorized, although this onlylasted a shortperiod.

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U.S. tractor company to set up shop in Cuba

Tractor USA CUba

Without even touching Cuba soil, tractors manufactured by the U.S. company Cleber LLC are already making their mark on international public opinion and relations between Washington and Havana.