Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Trade, Commerce and Industry the Hon. Paul Chet Greene, will be addressing a seminar in Cuba today geared on doing business with Cuba.
Greene, who heads the Antigua and Barbuda Trade mission to the Spanish speaking country, is expected to use the opportunity to jump start on establishing trade links with Cuba, especially in light of the improving relations between the Spanish-speaking territory and the United States.
He is of the view that establishing early links with Cuba will benefit Antigua and Barbuda in the future.
Deputy Head of the mission, Ambassador to Caricom, Dr Clarence Henry is also expected to speak at the seminar. He is expected to outline the reasons for the mission and to lay the groundwork for future cooperation with the Cuban people in the areas of trade, tourism, culture and sports.
During the session, the first meetings between Cuban business people and manufacturers on the Antigua and Barbuda delegation will take place. The mission will visit several Cuban factories and other areas with strong trade potential.
The seminar, organized by the Chamber of Commerce in Cuba, will focus on two important subjects; The Legal Framework for Investing in Cuba and How to do Business with Cuba.
Greene is accompanied by a delegation that includes representatives from the Ministry of Trade, the Tourism Authority, the Department of Culture, the Office of the National Authorizing Office, several local manufacturers and cricket coach, Kenneth Benjamin.
From Cuba, the team travels to the Dominican Republic for similar engagements with their counterparts in that country.