WASHINGTON DC - The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) is disappointed in the decision to undo recent federal initiatives that lay the groundwork for normalizing trade relations with Cuba.
Roadblocks to trade - such as those included in these new rules put U.S. agriculture at a global disadvantage. U.S. market share is now less than 10 percent of Cuba’s agricultural imports, despite the superior quality of our products, our competitive prices, and the logistical advantages we have. Located just 90 miles from the U.S. coast, Cuba should be an obvious and reliable market for American businesses, as it has been in the past.
As the largest agricultural coalition in America, USACC remains committed to normal trade relations with Cuba. We will continue working closely with Congress on this important issue for our industry.