Posted at 12:04 PM
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will travel to Havana on October 6-7, becoming the second U.S. cabinet official to visit Cuba since President Obama called for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 2014.
While there, Secretary Pritzker will meet with senior Cuban officials and co-chair a Regulatory Dialogue with Cuban officials, through which U.S. government leaders from the Departments of Commerce and Treasury will describe the recent changes made to rules governing trade, financial transactions, and travel with respect to Cuba. U.S. officials will also hear from Cuban leaders on the structure and status of the Cuban economy, including the nongovernmental sector. This Regulatory Dialogue is intended to facilitate more effective implementation of new U.S. policies toward Cuba.