US: Updating Cuba market access proposals

Several efforts to open the Cuban market for US potatoes have occurred in the last 17 years.  The most recent was last March with a potato industry visit to the island just 103 miles south of Florida.  Cuban officials expressed an interest in US potatoes after that visit. Because of that interest, industry officials met last week to review the most recent proposed market access protocol for US seed and fresh potato market access to Cuba. To restart the process, industry experts are looking at the 2009 unsigned agreement and seeing how it might be improved.  APHIS will submit the agreed upon version to Cuba to kick off the new effort. (Source: Potatoes USA)