U.S. Food Could Be Headed To Cuba

Monday, December 10, 2001
Reuters reported that, for the first time in nearly four decades, a shipment of food from the U.S. could be headed to Cuba. According to the report, Archer Daniels Midland Co. - pending final U.S. Administrative approval - awaits to transport the corn, having already received approval to sell it, the New York-based U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council reported. The shipment is said to consist of 24,000 metric tons of corn from seven states. Last fall, the U.S. enacted legislation that eased some restrictions to allow cash sales of food and medicine to Cuba. A Singapore-registered and Mexican-owned bulk carrier M.V. Ikan Mazatlan is said to be the ship selected to carry the first U.S. shipment
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