New Jersey & Cuba in the News Opinion: This winter N.J. can benefit from a trade thaw with Cuba

History was made when President Obama called for an end to the Cuban trade embargo in his final State of the Union. It's a topic deserving of attention, especially because of what a policy change on U.S. trade with Cuba could mean for the people of New Jersey and for businesses operating in the Garden State. N.J. business delegation to Cuba sees future ties

Better trade links between New Jersey and Cuba appear highly likely due to the country's improved relations with the U.S., but they won't happen quickly, members of a delegation of business leaders who have just returned from the Caribbean nation said Tuesday. They found that although their Cuban counterparts are eager to have business ties with the United States, Cuban officials and businesspeople are cautious about moving too quickly, and don't expect much to change simply as a result of the initial steps toward normalized relations announced by President Obama late last year, the New Jersey visitors said.