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  • STARTJan 23rd - 9:00am

  • ENDJan 23rd - 1:00pm

  • VENUEState Capitol

Doing Business with Cuba

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

10:35  Break

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



January 23, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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