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NFTC Applauds Cuba Provisions in FY2010 Appropriations Bills
Date: 7/14/2009
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, 202-822-9491

Washington, DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today applauded members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for including provisions in the FY2010 financial services spending bills that would help to normalize U.S.-Cuba agricultural trade. NFTC Vice President for Global Trade Issues Jake Colvin released the following statement:

“The language included in the spending bills would represent a small but important shift in U.S.-Cuba policy that would benefit U.S. farmers, businesses and workers. By allowing U.S. farmers and other exporters to accept payment at the time of delivery, appropriators seek to remove an unnecessary barrier and open the door to increased exports to Cuba. We strongly encourage both chambers to include the provisions in the final version of the legislation.”

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