AED praises U.S. government's approach to reopened trade with Cuba

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Calling President Obama’s approach toward revising Cuban sanctions “common sense improvements,” Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) President and CEO Brian McGuire recently issued a statement from Washington, D.C., commending the nation’s direction on trade with the island nation.

“We’re very pleased that President Obama has made these additional, common-sense improvements to the Cuban sanction regulations,” McGuire said. “This is further progress toward normalized relations that will benefit both the American and Cuban people.” 

The announcement followed the administration’s public revelation that the U.S. government was in favor of humanitarian support, scientific collaboration, and mutual commerce and trade with Cuba. In his statement, McGuire said more work lies ahead.

“More has to happen,” McGuire said. ”It’s time for Congress to publicly and comprehensively review our nation’s Cuba policy, which seems out of step with geopolitical realities, public opinion and America’s economic interests. Until Congress acts to lift the embargo, U.S. equipment distributors and manufacturers and other businesses cannot take advantage of opportunities to help upgrade Cuba’s infrastructure and help the Cuban people build a better future."

Associated Equipment Distributors is a nationwide trade association based in Oak Brook, Illinois. It represents businesses dealing in construction, mining, forestry, agricultural, energy and industrial equipment.

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