Secretaries Pritzker, Vilsack & Lobbying Group… State Department Violates US Law
Based Upon 2016 Actions by State Department, Representatives of U.S. Companies Could Have Participated in 2015 Visits by Secretaries Pritzker & Vilsack and Benefited from Them
Evolution of Legal Thinking or Political Calculation?
In 2015, why would two Obama Administration cabinet members and a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit lobbying group advocate a legal and policy positions that would prohibit and/or restrict the ability of departments to 1) promote United States companies to a government and 2) assist United States companies with meeting government entities that might purchase products and/or services from the companies?
In 2016, why does the United States Department of State take a decision which undermines those legal and policy positions? The answer may be due to the less than expected commercial engagement by Republic of Cuba government-operated entities with United States-based companies and unlikely successful legislative initiatives before 20 January 2017.
Established in 1994, the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council provides an efficient and sustainable educational structure in which the United States business community may access accurate, consistent, and timely information and analysis on matters and issues of interest regarding United States-Republic of Cuba commercial, economic, and political relations.