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Cuba updates procedures for reception of international cooperation

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Cuba updates procedures for reception of international cooperation

Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba updated its regulations for the reception of goods arriving in the country as part of international cooperation programs, Granma newspaper reported on Friday.
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The General Customs of the Republic changed the requirements and conditions to be met by agencies, entities and companies for the formalization before that institution of international shipments through Resolution 14 of this year, which introduces the simplification of the documents to be submitted and the steps to be developed by those involved in the process.

Under the new regulations, the entities appointed to carry out the formalization of donations must submit to Customs, among other documents, a printed or digital approval text and an affidavit certifying that the goods to be imported are contained in the international cooperation projects. During the confrontation of the Covid-19 pandemic, several governments and associations sent aid to Cuba and, according to official figures, in 2021 the Caribbean nation received about 135 donations from 40 nations, mainly with medical supplies and food.

The general director of Economic Collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Magalys Estrada, highlighted in an interview on the Cubadebate website the role in the management of financial resources of the agencies, programs and funds of the United Nations System and the international cooperation agencies of different countries in Europe and Asia.

He also thanked the associations of Cubans living abroad and the groups of solidarity with Cuba that have sent donations.

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