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17th ExpoCaribe Fair to focus on increasing exports

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17th ExpoCaribe Fair to focus on increasing exports

Santiago de Cuba, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The increase in exports and the reduction of imports will be the target of the 17th edition of the ExpoCaribe International Fair that is being organized here on Monday and is scheduled for June.
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In statements to Prensa Latina, Madelaine Cortes, director of development of the provincial government, described the event as an opportunity to pursuit both purposes to the extent that the Covid-19 has yielded in the epidemiological behavior in the midst of a complex economic situation.

The general coordinator of the commercial event, the second of its kind in Cuba after Havana, pointed out that during the 1996-2000 five-year period it was recognized for its projection by the Association of International Fairs of America (Afida).

Cortes referred to the importance of developing the potential of several economic sectors, mainly in Cuba’s eastern provinces, and their connection with Caribbean countries, the natural scenario par excellence of those ties.

Among the sectors, she mentioned energy in its perspective of changing the matrix in the region and the construction materials industry; coffee, the latter with a significant weight in these eastern territories, fishing and tourism, both with remarkable possibilities in the region.

She referred to the need to improve fish processing and freezing technologies and the leisure industry in Santiago de Cuba’s lands to the attractions of history, culture and nature as main options for visitors.

The Heredia Convention Center, the usual venue of the event, is getting ready to welcome Cuban and foreign entrepreneurs and business people who meet there from June 23 to 26.

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