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HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 16 (ACN) Cuban ambassador to Guyana Julio Cesar Gonzalez stressed a bilateral preferential tariff accord reached between the island and the Caribbean Community, Caricom.
The protocol stipulates free entrance of 349 products from Caribbean island nations into the Cuban market, while the Caricom market will grant preference to 86 Cuban products.
The Cuban diplomat told PL news agency that this is a second additional protocol of a Trade and Economic Cooperation Accord between the two sides, which is already under implementation and constitutes a contribution to what he described as the economic debate during a Caricom Summit that opened today in Guayana´s city Capital, Georgetown.
The Cuba-Caricom agreement will be officially announced next month in Havana during a gathering of foreign ministers from around the Caribbean.
During the current two-day summit, Caricom members will consider issues relevant to the economy, regional security and international relations.