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SHIPPING FROM USA TO CUBA

WTDC provides consulting and transportation management for companies interested in shipping state-approved commodities to Cuba. Specific guidelines mandate which products a US company can Export to Cuba. This service is of great potential benefit to those in the construction, agriculture, and telecommunications industries.

BUSINESS WITH CUBA


On Friday, August 14, 2015, the American flag flew above the U.S. Embassy in Havana for the first time in 54 years.


And although tourist travel restrictions to Cuba have not changed and only U.S. Congress can fully lift the embargo, a number of smaller U.S.-Cuba policy changes have gone into effect in the first half of 2015. Most notably, the United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsored terrorism. Among them are changes to the amount of money that U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba can spend per day and their ability to use credit cards on the island, the ability to import a limited value of items from Cuba to the U.S., as well as easing of restrictions on the exportation of the following commodities from the United States to Cuba:


  • Agricultural commodities (AGR)
  • Consumer Communications Devices (CCD)

GAZITUA FAMILY TRAVELS TO CUBA FOR PAPAL PILGRIMAGE

Ralph L. Gazitua, President and CEO of WTDC, and Sean P. Gazitua, WTDC Vice President, traveled with their family to Havana, Cuba, on September 18 to see the Holy Father Pope Francis as part of the pilgrimage from the Archdiocese of Miami led by Archbishop Wenski.


Ralph L. Gazitua WTDC NBC


Click here to see news coverage on the Gazitua's visit to Cuba

US FLAG FLIES AGAIN OVER HAVANA

On Friday, August 14, 2015, Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO, was honored to attend both the raising of the flag at the Embassy and a flag raising at the residence of US Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis. Since President Obama’s announcement of the intent to restore relations between the US and Cuba last December, Mr. Gazitua has been involved in numerous high level meetings forecasting the coming changes. WTDC offers consulting services for companies looking to send state approved commodities to Cuba.

 

The US flag being raised at the US Embassy in Havana

USA TODAY FEATURES WTDC IN ARTICLE: CUBA AND IRAN NOT QUITE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

(8/24/15) As formal relations between the United States and Cuba continue to evolve, so do the business opportunities that exist for U.S. companies within Cuba. Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO, was quoted today in the USA Today article ‘Cuba and Iran not quite open for business’ by  Charisse Jones:


"I jumped on it,'' he says of the new opportunity. "We want to be able to break ground . ... That's why we decided to go there.''  Click here to read more