Jamaican Govt Safeguarding Longstanding Trade & Cultural Ties with Cuba

Kingston, Jamaica…State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, says the anticipated lifting of the United States trade embargo against Cuba, will dramatically expand the regional marketplace for businesses and organizations, particularly in Jamaica.

The State Minister noted that Jamaica has had a long history of trade and cultural exchange with Cuba, and in light of that expected development, the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has embarked on a programme of activities to safeguard its close relations, long term commitment and sustained efforts with the Cuban market.

As such, Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams informed that over the next six months, JAMPRO will be pursuing a market development plan for Cuba to take advantage of the increased economic prospects.

Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams was addressing an Exporting to Cuba Workshop, hosted by Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, yesterday.

Published Date: 
Thursday, February 5, 2015