HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 13 (ACN) Companies from China and Cuba paved the way for the commercialization of Cuban coffee, honey and charcoal, after the signing of letters of intent on the subject, reported Prensa Latina (PL) news agency.
Aner Perez, representative of the company Coratur S.A., told PL that the documents envision the possibility of exporting these products to that market by Cubaexport.
Two of them were signed in Shanghai during a recent exhibition of Cuban goods and services. The first was with China National Huayen Energy to sell coffee brands such as Serrano and Turquino, and Apisun honey; while the other, with IDON International Trading, would be to export green and roasted coffee to the Asian nation.
A third agreement - Perez specified - was signed a little earlier with Xiamen Carisol and points to the incorporation of first and second quality charcoal, in addition to cinder.
The official highlighted the importance of the memoranda because it shows the interest of Chinese companies in expanding business prospects with these exportable items.
He added that Cubaexport has already begun to contact potential clients in order to specify commercial details and clear up doubts from both parties before finalizing the business.
Cuba seeks to diversify and ensure new destinations for its goods and services, both traditional and new ones.
With that goal and to better position its commercial offer in development zones and technology parks in China, the Caribbean island attended the first and second International Import Exposition held in Shanghai in November 2018 and 2019, respectively.
In both editions it participated with dozens of companies in spheres such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, tourism, education and culture, along with cigar and rum, insignia of its export portfolio.