U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council

Tighter Cuba trade rules should have little impact on agriculture

The State, Treasury, and Commerce departments unveiled regulations, outlined by President Trump in June, to keep dollars out of the hands of Cuban military and intelligence agencies.

White House indicates Trump will not disturb U.S. ag exports to Cuba

President Trump will announce new trade rules with Cuba intended to keep dollars out of the hands of the country’s military and intelligence agencies, said senior White House officials in advance of a presidential speech today in Miami. The officials indicated that food and ag exports would not be affected.

Ag and food sales to Cuba dip in February for second year in a row

Cuba bought $17.8 million of U.S. food and agricultural products during February, compared to $22.8 million during January, said the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, which tracks trade between the nations.