August 21, 2007 00:07 ET

Lift on Cuban Trade Embargo Would Bring Cuban Cigars to U.S.

As U.S. Senators Propose Easing U.S. Trade Restrictions With Cuba, Prepares Connections to Import Cuban Cigars

STONE RIDGE, NY--(Marketwire - August 21, 2007) - A recent report by the U.S. International Trade Commission showed that a lift on the Cuban trade embargo would allow American farmers to supply up to 50 percent of Cuba's agricultural products and provide Americans with Cuban imports such as Cuban cigars. The report was requested by the Senate Finance Committee to draw support for a new proposal that would ease restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba.

Since 2000, American farmers and other agricultural exporters have been allowed to sell goods to Cuba, but on a cash-only basis. Cigar connoisseurs looking for world famous Cuban cigars have been unable to buy them in the United States and have had to smoke other types of cigars instead.

U.S. policies are only a part of the embargo problem however. Cuba has few lucrative exports, Cuban cigars being one of them, and it remains heavily dependent on financial support from other leftist nations. In order to ease restrictions, Cuba would need to increase their exports to the U.S. substantially.

Although economic conditions are unlikely to change for several years in Cuba, and President Bush has said he opposes easing restrictions on the Communist government, American cigar importers have remained hopeful.

"When the Cuban embargo ends we will be aggressively serving our cigar customers through the great connections that we have made," said General Manager David Cagan. "Until the Cuban embargo ends and can legally sell Cuban cigars in the United States, we will continue to offer the best cigars the world has to offer."

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