During the first quarter of this year, relations between state-owned companies and self-employed workers increased in Cuba, with the aim of promoting the export of goods and services of the latter.

In that sense, as reported in her official Twitter profile Vivian Herrera, general director of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), the largest of the Antilles already has 41 companies that provide the service of contract management between non-state workers and interested foreign clients.

Such relations, up to the close of March, have consolidated the signing of more than 1,600 agreements, 79 of them for export, the MINCEX directive explains in its tweet.

“We closed March 2021 with 41 companies that provide comex services and signed 1,661 contracts with the FGNE. Of them 79 for export #SiSePuede,” Herrera tweeted.

In this regard, last March 23, SOFTEL, DESOFT and SOLINTEL S.A., companies belonging to the Grupo Empresarial de la Informática y las Comunicaciones (GEIC), took the first steps in the process of exporting and importing, for the benefit of non-state forms of management of the economy.

About it, the non-state management forms in Cuba are advancing in the development of foreign trade activities and as a result of contracts in the export area, the amount collected reaches five million, specified in a tweet María Isabel Pozo, director of Imports of MINCEX.

Regarding the importance of the consolidation of this activity, the head of MINCEX, Rodrigo Malmierca, referred in the same social network to the role of foreign capital for the progress of the national economy.

Malmierca highlighted on Twitter the contribution of foreign investment as an element for the financing of local development projects, a primary objective of Cuba’s economic and social development strategy.