Doing Business in Cuba


My visit to Cuba (May 2016)

I recently returned from my second visit to Cuba. While comparing this visit to my first in 2012, during which I began studying Cuba’s political and economic reforms, some things have remained the same. However, a number of things pertaining to Cuba’s economy have noticeably changed. In addition, I enjoyed the opportunity to experience staying in someone’s home and gaining another perspective on the Cuban economy both in the city and in a rural area.

Since many people have expressed an interest in learning more about the changes in the Cuban economy and the opportunities for their goods or services, I will be hosting a live online webinar to share this information with you. The webinar is scheduled for June 2, 2016 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. PST. People are already signing up. Space is limited. Sign up today.


Making juice from sugarcane


Tobacco Factory in Havana, Cuba

Although the U.S. embargo against Cuba remains in place, some U.S. industries have experienced tremendous growth from 2000 to 2015. Particular industries show growth ranging from 26 percent to as high as 9,811 percent. This growth reflects the changing U.S. policies from 2000 to today, which are becoming more flexible in terms of the types of goods and services that U.S. businesses can export.

This live webinar is designed to highlight those various industries that benefit from U.S. policies as well as look at state of the same industry in Cuba. Furthermore, based on my visit to Cuba this month, I will discuss the areas of need in Cuba, which presents opportunities for U.S. companies to collaborate with Cuban entrepreneurs and contribute to the country’s economic development.

Date: June 2, 2016 (RSVP)

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. PST

Location: Online (Access information will be forwarded upon registration.)

Investment: $37.99 (covers access to Cuba trade briefs, audio recording and other material) (no refunds unless canceled or postponed)

Paladar (Private restaurant/home)

Paladar (Private restaurant/home)

Topics covered:

1. Opportunities for U.S. companies in specific industries;
2. Challenges for specific U.S. industries in the Cuban market;
3. Update on U.S. and Cuban political economic reforms;
4. Export compliance and appropriate resources; and
5. Cuban laws and what they mean for your business.

*The first 5 people to register will receive a free copy of GRIIT’s CD-Rom titled, “One Simple Decision Can Increase Your Profits.” This recorded seminar provides a fun discussion and interactive activity focusing on a unique step-by-step process of taking advantage of the global market to grow your profits.

 – RSVP here


Port of Havana

About Dr. Sarita D. Jackson

is the President and CEO of the Global Research Institute of International Trade, a think-tank/consulting firm that examines trade policies and their impact on domestic businesses. Prior to heading GRIIT, Dr. Jackson was a tenured associate professor of political science in North Carolina and worked as a trade policy consultant for an Arlington-based consulting firm. She has participated in trade policy projects and conducted research on free trade negotiations in Botswana, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Panama. Dr. Jackson has also traveled to Chile and Argentina to study their political systems and economic integration policies.
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2 Responses to Doing Business in Cuba

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  2. Kim Smith says:

    Good luck with the seminar.

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