A Jamaican delegation including Government officials and representatives of private companies is in Cuba for that country’s 16th Expo Caribe International Trade Fair.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green is leading the Jamaican delegation to the four-day trade fair with a mission to take full advantage of the opportunities for business, trade, and investment between Jamaica and Cuba.
Minister Green said that this will serve as a continuation of the trade discussions between both countries, as an avenue to form partnerships among businesses and, provide insight on how to satisfy the conditions needed to access the Cuban market.
“Cuba has a market that has considerable potential for Jamaican goods and services. The country imports over 70% of its food for a market of over 11 million people and Jamaica is willing to meet the demands for these products.”
He said engagements like this trade fair that will “see the advancement of trade for Jamaica’s manufacturing and services sectors; another step forward in the Cuba-Jamaica relationship.”
Cuba says the objective of Expo Caribe is to promote trade, foreign investment and the exchange of knowledge on topics of interest to the countries of the region, such as transport, commerce and multi-destination tourism. The exchange will also ensure that participants share experiences, best practices and development perspectives.
The delegation also includes head of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Dianne Edwards, along with representatives from GK Foods and Services Ltd, Free Form Factory Ltd, Jamaica Fleetwood Ltd, Continental Baking Company Ltd and Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances.