Interested in Doing Business In Cuba? Join Our Conference Call on July 29
By Eileen Sánchez, SBA Official
Published: July 20, 2015
Updated: July 20, 2015
Small business owners often tell us that they have many questions about
how to enter a new market – and those questions are magnified when it
comes to doing business with Cuba. There have been several changes to
the bilateral relationship in recent months, and, to address your
questions, I hope that you will join SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet
and other senior officials on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. ET to discuss the
opportunities that exist for exporting to Cuba.
Today’s re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba and reopening
of embassies in Washington and Havana is an historic step marking the
new direction in U.S.-Cuba relations announced by President Obama last
December. This step was preceded by a series of significant measures: in
January, the Departments of Commerce and Treasury amended their
regulations to increase travel, trade and the free flow of information
to and from Cuba. In April, during the Summit of the Americas in
Panama, President Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro. And after
a six-month review, Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism
was rescinded. Significant challenges remain, and the President has
acknowledged the U.S. will continue to press the Cuban government on
areas of concern, in particular human rights and basic freedoms. And
the trade embargo remains, which can only be lifted through
Congressional action. Nonetheless, the President’s decision to
reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba and ease some commercial and
travel restrictions is a step toward increased economic opportunity in
our hemisphere – particularly for American small businesses.
Small Business Cuba Call-In:
The SBA stands ready to share information on how American small
businesses can seize the full potential of our rapprochement with Cuba.
Join the SBA Administrator and colleagues from the State Department,
Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and
Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control for a conference call to
discuss recent rule changes on Cuba.
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
Note: this call is not open to the press.
Source: Interested in Doing Business In Cuba? Join Our Conference Call
on July 29 | The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov –