Washington D.C.- National Foreign Trade Council Chairman Carlos Gutierrez today released the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement of changes to U.S. policy towards Cuba:
“The changes announced today will undermine the ability of Americans to engage with the Cuban people and threaten to further poison relations with key U.S. allies.
“We’ve seen this movie before. The United States limited travel by U.S. citizens and remittances for years without achieving our stated foreign policy goals. Today’s announcement repeats mistakes of the past and does nothing but harm the Cuban people.
“In addition, by activating Title III and stepping up enforcement of Title IV of the Helms-Burton Act, the Administration is needlessly picking a fight with key American allies whose businesses and citizens could be subject to U.S. court proceedings and travel restrictions.”
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