U.S. Senator Calls for Increasing Agricultural Exports to Cuba

Washington, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Republican Senator John Boozman said on his Twitter account that increasing U.S. agricultural sales to Cuba is an important step, a right action for U.S. producers and exporters.

The tweet posted by Boozman, senator from Arkansas, included the link to an article wrote by him and published by the website The Washington DC 100, in which he said that U.S. producers were unable to fully tap into the Cuban market because the federal law prohibits private financing for trade with Cuba.

Boozman said that such a wrong policy creates a major obstacle to trade, and reiterated that to handle that problem, he and Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp (from North Dakota) presented the bill Agricultural Export Expansion Act.

Boozman and Heitkamp first presented the project in April 2015 and later in February last year, ‘to help U.S. farmers and support high-paying jobs in Arkansas, North Dakota and across the country,’.

Boozman said that the current law prohibits the financing of agricultural exports to Cuba, establishing in advance payment in cash as well, which essentially prevents U.S. producers from selling their goods to Cuba.

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