The U.S. has a trade embargo with Cuba, but…
Do you wonder about the future of U.S.-Cuba trade relations?
Did you know that you can now export food, agricultural, and other products or services to Cuba?
Did you know that you can now import certain items from Cuba?
Have you ever considered traveling to Cuba for business?
The World Affairs Council of Austin’s International Trade Center, in collaboration with the Texas-Cuba Trade Alliance, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offers “Doing Business with Cuba”. This program is designed to provide the information, education, and contacts crucial to facilitate successful business relations with Cuba.
Attend this half-day seminar to learn more about opportunities in Cuba. Reserve your seat now! RSVP HERE.
Member Lounge, State Capital Annex, (Room E2.1002)
9:00 am Registration
9:10 Welcome Remarks by Texas State Representative Rafael Anchia, Chair, Texas House International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and Ben Ramirez, VP, World Affairs Council of Austin
9:30 Message from Governor Abbott delivered by Michael Treyger, Manager Department of Business Assistance, Office of the Governor, State of Texas
9:45 The Cuban Market for Agricultural Products Dr. Luis Ribera, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
10:05 Export Controls (via Skype) Alan W. Christian, Senior Export Policy Analyst Bureau of Industry and Security U.S. Department of Commerce
10:50 U.S. Perspective of Engagement with Cuba
Darrin Hall, United Airlines
Wayne Cleveland, Texas Grain Sorghum Association
Roy Gonzalez, Biehl & Company
11:20 US Treasury–OFAC Licenses Cynthia Thomas, TriDimension Strategies, LLC
11:40 Commercial Engagement with Cuba Ruben Ramos, Minister Counselor Economic and Trade Office, Embassy of Cuba
Containerized Shipments to Cuba Eradis González, President Almacenes Universales SA
Leonardo Sosa, Deputy Director Mariel Container Terminal SA.
Special Development Zone Mariel (ZEDM) Ana Teresa Igarza, General Director
12:55 pm Closing Remarks