February 25, 2010 06:00 ET

U.S. and Cuba's Talks on Immigration Issues Show Breakthroughs in Lifting Trade Embargo, Says

Lift on Cuban Trade Embargo Would Make Cuban Cigars Legal in the U.S.

KINGSTON, NY--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) -  The momentum that came from President Obama's lifting of travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans last year may have slowed with his renewal of the embargo this past fall, but new talks between the U.S. and Cuba on immigration issues may show a breakthrough in lifting the trade embargo, says, a leading online distributor of brand name, premium cigars from around the world.

The direct talks on immigration issues had the most senior U.S. government official, Craig Kelly, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, visiting Cuba for the first time in many years, and may show signs of a possibility in the lift of the over 50 year-old trade embargo, hopes

"If the trade embargo lifts, we could start selling Cuban cigars, which has been a wish of ours and our customers, for many, many years," said Greg Fox, General Manager of "While we currently carry nearly all types of cigars and cigar accessories, we would love to be able to sell Cuban cigars online on our site."

In President Obama's State of the Union address earlier this year, he highlighted a goal of doubling U.S. exports to $2 trillion by 2015, and opening up to more emerging markets, including Cuba, may be essential to getting this goal off the ground. Obama last year eased travel rules to Cuba, so could an embargo lift be next? Only time will tell, says, but hopefully the lift will occur sooner, rather than later.

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