Japan launches proposals to promote business and trade with Cuba

Tokyo, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Foreign trade authorities in Japan presented on Wednesday proposals aimed at promoting contacts and business opportunities with Cuba, despite the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the sector.

During a virtual meeting, Yoshitaka Hoshino, Executive Vice President of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), asked Antonio Carricarte, president of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce, to hold a virtual seminar to explain the opportunities the Caribbean nation is offering to Japanese businessmen.

The Japanese official suggested registering the Cuban companies in the virtual platform TTPP (Trade up Promotion Program) with the purpose of obtaining contracts with local counterparts, a note from the Havana Embassy in Tokyo said.

Carricarte cited food production, renewable energy and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, among the priority sectors in the Caribbean nation, as well as the prospects of increasing the presence of nutritional supplements in the Japanese market.

The ambassadors of Japan and Cuba, other senior leaders from JETRO Tokyo, ProCuba (entity promoting trade and investment in Cuba) and diplomatic officials, also attended the virtual meeting.

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