USA*ENGAGE Supports Humanitarian Trade Effort

Tuesday, 31 March 1998

"We are hopeful that President Clinton's recently announced easement of some minor restrictions against Cuba marks the beginning of a new policy of engagement," said Frank Kittredge, President of the National Foreign Trade Council and Vice Chairman of USA*ENGAGE. "The diverse group participating in today's effort is indicative of the broad and growing support for a new Cuban policy. Certainly, lifting restrictions on the sale of food and medical supplies is long overdue. We urge the Congress to move quickly to approve this important legislation."

USA*ENGAGE supports bipartisan legislation that would allow sales of food and medicine to Cuba. The Cuban Humanitarian Trade Act currently has 104 co-sponsors and the Cuban Women and Children Humanitarian Relief Act has 23 co-sponsors.

USA*ENGAGE is a coalition of 661 small and large businesses, agriculture groups and trade associations working to seek alternatives to the proliferation of unilateral U.S. foreign policy sanctions and to promote the benefits of U.S. engagement abroad.

 

Contact: Eric Thomas 202/822-9491

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