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US-Cuba Commercial Thaw Progresses, cont’d

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email Continued from …US-Cuba Commercial Thaw Progresses While the visit to Cuba of the first sitting US President since Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) and the Rolling Stones free open-air concert were the undoubted highlights of President Obama’s visit to Cuba (March 21-22, 2016), to get a picture of how the US-Cuba commercial thaw progresses we need to look at who accompanied President Obama on his trip to Cuba. In addition...

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US-Cuba Commercial Thaw Progresses

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email The visit to Cuba of the first sitting US President since Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) and the Rolling Stones free open-air concert were the undoubted highlights of President Obama’s visit to Cuba (March 21-22, 2016). To get a picture of how the US-Cuba commercial thaw progresses, however, let’s take a look at who accompanied President Obama on his trip to Cuba. Three US Cabinet Secretaries: In addition to Secretary of State...

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Discover Your Market in the Americas

Posted by on May 13, 2015 | 0 comments

Follow Email With the population of the Latin American & Caribbean region comprising 9% of the world’s population and containing three of the world’s fastest growing emerging economies, it is time to discover your market in the Americas. The large and consumer-driven U.S. market is undoubtedly the favored destination in the Americas. At the same time, about 96 percent of the world’s consumers and two-thirds of the world’s...

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When Can You Start Trading with Cuba?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 | 0 comments

Follow Email When can you start trading with Cuba? Not just yet! On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced significant changes to U.S. foreign relations with Cuba. They included: Plans to re-establish US-Cuba diplomatic relations after a 50+-year break; Eased restrictions on travel to Cuba by specified categories of US persons; Opportunities for travelers to import up to US$400 worth of goods from Cuba; Export of U.S. building...

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GSP Has Expired!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 | 3 comments

Follow Email As of August 1st (2013), importers who rely on the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) preference program have lost those benefits. As I explained in previous posts the GSP program allows about 5,000 products from about 127 developing countries to enter the United States on a duty-free basis. The duty-free access benefits exporters from developing countries as it helps them to be competitive in the U.S. market. A variety of...

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GSP & Trade, Part I

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Follow Email The letters “GSP” can refer to a surprising number of things, most famously to the device that we increasingly rely on for directions to new destinations. This post provides directions for those new to importing or who rely on the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. The Generalized System of Preferences, or GSP, Program allows about 5,000 products from about 127 developing countries to enter the United States on...

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