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Havana Trade Fair Shows Confidence in Cuba's Market

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  • Walter Lippmann
    (Notice that there s a big pavillion from SOUTH Korea even though Cuba has very friendly relations with NORTH Korea, the DPRK.)
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2005
      (Notice that there's a big pavillion from SOUTH Korea even though
      Cuba has very friendly relations with NORTH Korea, the DPRK.)
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      Havana Trade Fair Shows Confidence in Cuba's Market

      Havana, Nov 1 (AIN) The presence of 1,900 firms from 43 countries at
      the Havana International Trade Fair (FIHAV 2005) is an example of the
      worldwide rejection of the nearly half century US economic blockade
      of the island.

      Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage led Monday's inaugural ceremony as
      the fair opened its doors at Havana's ample Expocuba Exhibition
      Facilities.

      Foreign Trade Minister Raul de la Nuez said the growing presence of
      foreign companies to the yearly event shows the confidence in the
      Cuban market despite Washington's aggressive policy.

      The Cuban official highlighted the assistance of 188 US companies
      represented by close to 400 business executives from 31 States,
      expected to sign contracts to sell the island farm products.

      De la Nuez gave a detailed explanation on the island's imports and
      local market. He noted that close to 50 percent of Cuba's trade is
      with the American continent, sustained under the premise of an
      integration process jointly promoted with Venezuela.

      With an exhibition area of 14,000 square meters, FIHAV 2005 has
      significant participation from Canada, South Korea, Mexico, China,
      Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, France, Germany and the Czech Republic,
      nations that each have their own official pavilion.

      The event winds up on Saturday and is open to the public starting
      Friday. Prizes will be awarded to the best products and stands as
      well as the nations with the most representatives among other
      categories.

      In 1983, 60 firms from three countries participated in the first
      edition of the Havana International Trade Fair, which has become a
      major commercial event of Latin America and the Caribbean.
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