Cuba participates from today in the Second Latin American Meeting of National Trade Facilitation Committees, which will be held in virtual mode for four days.

Convened by the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), with headquarters in Montevideo, Uruguay, it promotes an exchange of experiences between members with an agenda of aspects aimed at cooperation.
Cuban representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment and Public Health, the Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology, the Central Bank, the General Customs and the Chamber of Commerce will participate in this forum.

Cuba’s permanent representation to ALADI, of which 13 countries in the region are members, will also be present.
Among the topics to be discussed are the current status of the implementation of the Facilitation Agreement, challenges arising from e-commerce, best practices in national border agencies and transit.

In this regard, the World Trade Organisation, the World Customs Organisation and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) are expected to make presentations.