Trade network aims to demystify Cuba

Havana: a new initiative aims to foster trade links between Cuba and Ireland Picture: Getty

“No es fácil” (it’s not easy) was the popular Cuban expression used by US president Barack Obama last month as he announced plans to normalise relations with the Caribbean island after decades of hostility.

For many countries, the same phrase has long been true of forging trade links with Cuba, but this is about to change, according to the Ireland-Cuba Business Network, which this spring is hosting a series of “business familiarisation trips” ...