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The United States allows for the export of agricultural products to Cuba in conformity with the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000. U.S. suppliers willing to navigate a detailed set of U.S. regulatory controls related to exporting to Cuba will find that the island is fairly receptive to U.S. products.

 Since implementation of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act (TSRA) in 2000, the United States has exported nearly $5 billion worth of agricultural products to Cuba. 


Agricultural Commodities Eligible for Export to Cuba


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The CBATO report: “2014 Cuba Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards, updated each December, provides information on Cuba's regulatory environment as it relates to U.S. agricultural exports. Cuban requirements related to product labeling, sanitary product registration, and export documentation in general are similar to those of other Latin American countries. However, the key difference in exporting to Cuba is that all U.S. agricultural exports must be channeled through one Cuban government agency, ALIMPORT.


The International Agricultural Trade Report: “U.S. Agricultural Exports to Cuba Have Substantial Room for Growth,” published June 22, 2015


The Economic Research Service Report: “U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present, and Possible Future,” published June 15, 2015


The U.S. International Trade Commission Report (Publication 3932):  "U.S. Agricultural Sales to Cuba:  Certain Economic Effects of U.S. Restrictions,” is a 180-page report published July 2007 that provides estimates for the U.S. export of various agricultural commodities based on different policy scenarios. 


The CBATO report: “Internet Resources for Agricultural Trade with Cuba,” published October 23, 2015, provides websites and links with useful information for companies seeking to export U.S. agricultural products to Cuba.  This report includes links to “Sanctions and updated U.S. Policy” related sites for trading with Cuba at the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Securities (BIS).


Note:  The Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) links to reports on Cuba from general agricultural background to market structure and regulatory requirements for U.S. products.  Recent Cuba country reports are defined as published since July 4, 2009.  Legacy Cuba country reports are defined as published between January 1, 2000 and July 3, 2009.  Such reports may contain market structure or regulatory information that remains current.    


On accessing the GAIN website, report filters can be defined by “Date”, “Category”, “Countries” and “Posts”.   Note: under “Countries:” select “Cuba” for Cuban reports or under “Posts:” select “Miami ATO” for all Caribbean regional reports and country specific reports published by the CBATO. 



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This page was last updated: 11/19/2015