Cuba, Curaçao sign trade agreement
HAVANA, WILLEMSTAD - The Chambers of Commerce of Cuba and Curaçao signed today an agreement to boosting bilateral economic ties, as part of the common purpose of promoting Caribbean integration.
This agreement is an important tool to identify sectors and companies to increase the exchange of goods and services, promote the development of investments and eliminate potential obstacles to trade, representatives from both chambers of commerce stated.
The document was signed during a business forum, in which Curaçao Economic Development Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath and the Cuban deputy minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), Ileana Nunez participated.
According to Rhuggenaath, there are favorable conditions to boost economic ties in areas such as energy, telecommunications, shipping, logistics and manufacturing. Meanwhile, Billy Jonckheer, president of the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce, said that the agreement signed on Thursday expressed interest in supporting the exchange of information, business forums and participation in fairs to broaden bilateral ties.