Cuba-US relations update:
Secretary Kerry visits Miami, weighs in on Carnival Cruise line policy excluding Cuban Americans
This week U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Miami to discuss the diplomatic re-engagement of Cuba with Cuban-American leaders and speak at Miami Dade College for its Honors Ceremony.
Sec. Kerry condemned Carnival Cruise Line’s adherence to a Cuban law which does not allow Cuban born citizens to return to the island via boat. Carnival is now sailing to Cuba from Port Miami and its policy to exclude Cuban Americans has caused considerable controversy.
IAADFS Duty-Free Show of the Americas Wrap-Up
Another successful IAADFS Duty-Free Show of the Americas is in the books! It was great to see so many familiar faces as we discussed our Foreign Trade Zone Warehousing and Logistics capabilities for the Duty-Free & Travel Retail industry.
While WTDC President & CEO Ralph L. Gazitua and Vice President Sean P. Gazitua were busy at the show, construction was completed on our 5000 sq.ft. expansion to our FTZ Temperature Control area. We are now better suited than ever to serve this industry and we look forward to an opportunity to discuss our services with you.
IAADFS is a trade association supporting the airport duty-free stores and the companies that supply them. Annually IAADFS hosts Duty-Free Show of the Americas, the largest Duty-Free and Travel retail trade show in the hemisphere.
2015 a banner year for Spirits
Sales of whiskey fueled another year of growth for the Spirits industry in 2015, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS). Demand for American made Rye, Bourbon, and Tennessee whiskeys grew 7.8%. Bourbon also leads all exports with $728 million in shipments in 2015.
1948 Chrysler Windsor ready for export at WTDC