ECONOMIC EYE ON CUBA©
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.