Governor Abbott to lead trade group to Cuba

Tom Hinde

Governor Abbott announced he'll lead a trade delegation to Havana, Cuba. The delegation arrives in Cuba on Monday, November 30. The meetings will focus on travel, trade and exports.

"With a new area of eased trade and travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba - and as the 12th largest economy in the world - Texas has an opportunity to capitalize and expand its economic footprint at home and abroad," said Governor Abbott. "Opening the door to business with Texas will expand free enterprise and the freedom that flows from it. I look forward to expanding business opportunities for both Texas and Cuba." This will be Abbott's second international business development trip since taking office.

The Obama Administration announced new rules in September to further ease trade, travel and investment restrictions with Cuba. The U.S. and Cuba also restored diplomatic ties and reopened their embassies earlier this summer.