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The issue of economic damages caused to the country by irregularities in foreign trade operations returned to the agenda of the meeting of the Council of Ministers, this time with problems reported or identified during 2016.
Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, Cuba´s Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, presented several examples of the effects caused by delays in the claims made for missing cargo arriving in the country, breaches of quality parameters and problems in contracts signed in import and export operations.
Regarding the damages related to internal transportation and ports, he said that the damage caused by the stay of containers in port and the delay in the unloading of the ships continue.
Malmierca reaffirmed the importance of continuing to carry out actions to increase training of personnel involved in these operations and increase the control of compliance with current regulations. 
In this sense, he pointed out that in the face of this type of problems we must find the causes that originate them, for which it is urgent to improve the working methods.(acn)

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