Canada has an established and stable trade relationship with Cuba. There have been immediate changes following the US/Cuba rapprochement and economic benefits in terms of travel, remittances, and trade restrictions, but the US has yet to fully remove sanctions on the island, and the trade embargo remains firmly in place. President Trump announced a roll-back in June 2017 of some of the economic benefits previously announced by Obama which was seen as a setback in the US/Cuba relatinos. Cuba signed a historic agreement with Paris Club creditors in December 2015 resulting in billions of debt forgiveness. However, no short-term change is expected that would benefit Canadian exporters and investors; the economic conditions remain weak and the business climate remains challenging.
- Construction & Infrastructure
- Consumer Goods
- Machinery - Packaging, Industrial & Analytical Instruments
- Services - Non-Industrial
- Specialty Vehicle
How we can support your business
Through our Head Office operations in Ottawa, we provides support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Cuba.