July 13, 2017

President Trump announces new Cuba policy; chicken exports not expected to be impacted

President Trump announced last Friday at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood his new Cuba policy.  “The previous administration’s easing of travel and trade does not help the Cuban people,” Trump said.  “They only enrich the Cuban Regime.” The partial reversal of former President Obama’s Cuba policy to normalize relations between the two nations must still be spelled out in regulations by the Treasury and Commerce Departments. Trump’s directive orders Treasury and Commerce to start writing the new regulations within 30 days.

Officials in the Trump administration say that if the Cuban Government releases political prisoners, grants Cubans more political and religious liberties, and allows more money to go to the private sector, the United States could reconsider its current actions.  Read more

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