By Darianna Reinoso Rodríguez
Cover photo: Courtesy of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce
Despite the circumstances of the pandemic, the Cuban Chamber of Commerce convened from October, 27th to November, 3rd the “Conference on the Promotion of Cuban Exportable Products and Services” to encourage the expansion of exports and relations with foreign investors.
ALCONA, in the voice of its Deputy Director, Neylis Cepero Valero was one of the companies that presented its exportable items aimed at the Spanish and Russian markets, with the presence of Javier González San Juan, Minister Counselor of Spain in Cuba, and Mr. Alexander Bogatir, Commercial Representative of the Russian Federation in Havana.
Also attended by officials from the Ministries of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, and of Foreign Affairs, as well as representatives of Spanish and Russian companies accredited in Cuba, the promotional days were timely to make ALCONA’s export portfolio even more visible.
Among the exportable products presented were handmade vegetable coal, pine resin and several species of live animals, all products of the Cuban ecosystems that are commercialized in a conservationist way, generating income destined to the programs of preservation of the natural heritage and of the agro-alimentary development of the country.
“ALCONA is ready to face the challenges. Producing companies taking firm steps to look for new markets,” said Loreta García, vice president of the Flora and Fauna Business Group, when assessing the company’s participation in the call of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce.
On the other hand, Berkys Medina, General Director of ALCONA, considered: “these promotion days are very timely and profitable. We need to make our exportable funds more visible to expand markets because the country and the national economy need it”.