HAVANA, Members of the agriculture and food business community agreed to form a coalition to overcome commercial obstacles between the United States and Cuba, an expression of today’s increasing rejection of the blockade against the Caribbean island.
According to the Prensa Latina news agency, the group of business persons, which includes the American Soybean Association (ASA) pointed out that their members believe that this is the moment to put an end to that hostile policy of Washington, which has survived 11 U.S. administrations, including that of President Barack Obama, which has intensified it.
The farmers are in favor of allowing the opening of trade and investment, operations that were forbidden with the implementation of that economic, financial and commercial siege.
The information was published by the Ohio’s Country Journal, destined to farmers of that state, located in the region of the Great Lakes and one of the main centers of the northern country.
According to the publication, the U.S. agricultural companies sell their products to Cuba since 2000, when Washington authorized that commercial exchange under previous license, but subjected to arbitrary regulations like cash payment in advance on the part of Havana.
The Ohio’s Country Journal adds that the AAS has the intention of getting actively involved in the struggle against the blockade and for the normalization of commercial relations between the two nations.
In this regard, it plans to carry out lobbying, communication strategies and other efforts that can lead to the end of the U.S. restrictions.
By PL, Periodico26.cu
September 17, 2014