Kaufman & Forman, P.C.
Call to arrange a consultation
678-957-7769 | 770-390-9200
Contact Us
practice areas

Opening up business relations between Georgia and Cuba

Since 2001, the U.S. has exported chicken meat to Cuba because of an exemption in the trade embargo that permits the sale of agricultural products. Cuba is already our fifth-largest export market for chicken, but if the trade embargo is lifted, we could export more -- and that could be very good for Georgia.

According to the head of the University of Georgia Poultry Science Department, Georgia produces more poultry than any other state: approximately 1.4 billion meat chickens each year. The state's 2014 poultry export to Cuba was worth $8.6 million.

A few Georgia officials have been investigating potential business opportunities with Cuba if the trade embargo is lifted. Georgia Senator David Lucas accompanied a delegation to Cuba in the fall to study the matter. In June, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed visited Cuba in an effort to position Atlanta as a "business gateway to Cuba."

If the trade embargo is lifted, the poultry industry and other businesses in Georgia will need to be prepared to engage in trade with Cuba. One crucial element they will need is representation from attorneys who are experienced with international business law.

International business needs mirror domestic business needs in some respects. A business may need help drafting or negotiating employment agreements and other types of contracts. Disputes over issues such as intellectual property, shipping, breach of contract and fraud may arise. Resolving these matters when the laws of two or more countries are involved, however, requires a unique set of knowledge and skills.

Our law firm has considerable experience with international business law, including dispute resolution and litigation. If your business has international concerns or is considering expanding into foreign markets, discussing the matter with an international business law attorney will help to guide your decisions.

Source: http://news.wabe.org, "Better Relations With Cuba Could Boost Ga. Poultry," Elly Yu, Dec. 23, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Kaufman & Forman, P.C. Now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

get Legal Help Now

Kaufman & Forman, P.C.
8215 Roswell Road
Building 800
Atlanta, GA 30350

Toll Free: 800-461-5864
Phone: 678-957-7769
Fax: 770-395-6720
Atlanta Law Office Map

Review Us

Robert Kaufman has been selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in ‘Commercial Litigation’ as will be published in the May issue of The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine.Alex Kaufman has been selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in ‘Commercial Litigation’ as will be published in the December issue of The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.