World Trade Organization


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Position Paper TBSMUN 2017

Topic: The Cuban Embargo - Fostering the development of international trade with Cuba

Country: Japan

Committee: World Trade Organization (WTO)

The United States embargo against Cuba is a commercial, economic, and financial embargo imposed by the United States on Cuba. This famous embargo was first imposed by the United States on sale of arms to Cuba in 1958. On February 7, 1962 the embargo was extended to include almost all imports. The purpose of the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992 is to maintain sanctions on Cuba so long as the Cuban government refuses to move toward "democratization and greater respect f...