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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:28 AM

62 Chinese firms to attend Cuba's trade fair

62 Chinese firms to attend Cuba's trade fair
Updated: 2012-10-23 10:37
( Xinhua)

HAVANA - A total of 62 Chinese companies will attend the 30th Havana International Trade Fair (FIHAV) scheduled for Nov 4-10, a Chinese diplomat said Monday.

The number marks a 55-percent rise from the previous year, when some 40 Chinese firms attended the fair at Expocuba, the island country's largest expo venue, said Ma Keqiang, the economic and commercial attache of Chinese Embassy in Cuba.

Chinese firms are expected to occupy some 1,000 square meters of the exposition floor to exhibit a wide variety of primarily industrial products, including construction machinery, appliances and electronics, said Ma.

Among the participating Chinese companies is the Zhejiang Geely Automotive Corporation, one of the fastest growing automobile makers in China, which will showcase its latest models.

More:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2012-10/23/content_15838830.htm

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Judi Lynn Oct 2012 OP
BainsBane Oct 2012 #1
msongs Oct 2012 #2
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #6
Bacchus4.0 Oct 2012 #7
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #3
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #4
Bacchus4.0 Oct 2012 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:30 AM

1. Mitt's investment portfolio? nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:24 AM

2. and the number of american firms? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:25 PM

6. Found a short news clip from last November when the US had a scant number

of company reps attending the Trade Fair in Havana.

The clip indicates that of the very small list of items which are legal to sell from the U.S., having to do with corn, or rice, or maybe wheat, and chicken, and livestock, and a narrow category of medical products, all possible only after Hurricane Michelle a few years ago, when Cuba's stored food reserves were wiped out, even that small list of products was shortened when George W. Bush decided to require ALL products must be paid for well in advance of receipt before they could be shipped to Cuba, unlike the arrangement employed by all other countries.

No doubt that will get cleared up in time when human leaders are finally in charge of things on this side!

Here's the short clip:
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7387296n

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:23 PM

7. President Obama is the leader on this side n/t

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:49 AM

3. Spain for Larger Presence at Havana’s Trade Fair

Spain for Larger Presence at Havana’s Trade Fair

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 17 (ACN) Spain, Cuba’s third major commercial partner, is looking forward to again being the best represented country at Havana’s International Trade Fair, following its large participation at last year’s event.

The commercial counselor at the Spanish embassy in Havana, Guillermo Kessler told ACN that the number of companies at the 30th Havana Trade Fair will be larger this year. The European country was the best represented country last year, with 120 companies.

For the second consecutive year, Spain will have its own official pavilion at the fair, with stands displaying a gamut of products that will include spare parts, cooling equipment, machinery and construction materials among others.

Given the wide array of goods and services to be exhibited by Spanish companies, they will be inside the pavilion and in several other areas of the Expocuba exhibit ground, usual venue of the fair, located 25 kilometers from downtown Havana.

Addressing Spain-Cuba bilateral economic relations, Kessler referred to a two-way stable trade flow, while new projects are under consideration to further improve those links. “Spanish companies want to be included in Cuban trade plans in order to contribute to their success by bringing their products, technology and investment,” said the diplomat.

http://www.cubanews.ain.cu/2012/1017Larger-Presence.htm

(Short article, no more at link.)

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:54 AM

4. Over 60 Countries to Attend FIHAV 2012

Over 60 Countries to Attend FIHAV 2012

Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) More than 60 countries will be represented at the 30th International Fair of Havana (FIHAV 2012), which will run from November 4 to 10 in Expocuba, Havana, organizers of the event told reporters today.

Exhibitors from 62 nations have confirmed their participation so far, five more than in the previous edition, while exhibition area increased by about 2,000 square meters.

The Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX) and Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Rodrigo Malmierca, also said that FIHAV will be special this year and expected more participation.

The fair is an important moment in order to promote trade, and opens an opportunity for the exchange of goods and services, which is the main source of income for the country, Malmierca stated.

More:
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=629461&Itemid=1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:33 AM

5. looks like China and other countries have the products Cuba needs

I doubt Cuba has the money to buy what they need though.

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