Association of Caribbean States and Mariel Special Development Zone meet on economic growth

In the framework of the Havana 2023 International Fair, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), Rodolfo Sabonge, met with the Director General of the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZED), Ana Teresa Igarza Martínez.

During the meeting, the business model of the ZED Mariel, which comprises 21 countries and is a first-class production and logistics platform that seeks to facilitate a higher level of production in Cuba while reducing import costs, boosting growth, creating jobs and facilitating foreign direct investment, was explored in depth.

Another central point of the meeting was the analysis of the functioning of the Single Window of the ZED Mariel, which has been established as a crucial component to facilitate and streamline processes related to investment and trade in the Zone.

About the ACS

The Association of Caribbean States is the organization for consultation, cooperation and concerted action in trade, transport, sustainable tourism and natural disasters in the Greater Caribbean. Its Member States are Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela. Its Associate Members are Aruba, Curacao, (France on behalf of French Guiana, Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin ), Guadeloupe, Martinique, Sint Maarten, (The Netherlands on behalf of Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius ), Turks and Caicos.