Now, U.S. companies selling farm machinery, power generators, and telecom equipment are hoping for similar authorization. Discussions are under way in Congress, says John Kavulich, president of New York-based U.S.-Cuba Trade & Economic Council Inc. EDITED BY Edited by Rose Brady
More Cracks in the Embargo?
Hundreds of American food companies will head to Havana for a trade fair on Sept. 26-30, hoping to seal deals worth a total of $45 million. That's what Cuba plans to spend on U.S. food products by yearend -- on top of $165 million in purchases so far in 2002. Despite the 40-year U.S. embargo on Cuba trade, the purchases are allowed under a law passed by Congress in 2000.