Governor of Missouri: the embargo is a difficulty to establish solid business
- Submitted by: Juana
- United States
- Business and Economy
- Politics and Government
- 06 / 02 / 2016
Democrat politician Jeremiah W. Nixon, governor of the US state of Missouri, acknowledged during his visit to Havana that the persistence of the embargo imposed by the United States on Cuba is a difficulty to establish solid business.
Before concluding his official visit to the island, Nixon told reporters about the wish of his state to strengthen trade with Cuba, although he admitted that companies will have to wait for the lifting of the policy to have normal economic ties.
However, the Governor expressed optimism about the progress made in the rapprochement between the two countries.
He highlighted Cuba as an ideal market for Missouri, which produces mainly rice, dairy products, soy, beef, corn and chicken, lines that can be marketed at competitive costs due to the proximity of the two territories.
After the new scenario opened between Cuba and the US in December 2014, Nixon is the fifth governor to visit the island, after Andrew Cuomo (New York, April 2015), Asa Hutchinson (Arkansas, September 2015), Greg Abbott (Texas, December 2015) and Terry McAuliffe (Virginia, January 2016).