Derek B. Miller Statement on President Trump’s Changes to Cuba Policy

News Release

SALT LAKE CITY – World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) President and CEO Derek B. Miller released the following statement about President Trump’s revised Cuba policy:

“Just last month I was on a fact-finding mission to Cuba with my colleagues at the Salt Lake Chamber exploring opportunities for Utah companies if the U.S. embargo was lifted. I marveled at the resourcefulness of the Cuban people and was intrigued by the potential for collaboration between Utah and Cuba in areas such as tourism, exporting and infrastructure development,” said Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah. “While there is virtue in President Trump’s focus on human rights, the best way to accomplish that goal is through building relationships and increasing mutual understanding, not through isolating policies and posturing.”


About World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah)

The mission of World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is to help Utah companies think, act and succeed globally. WTC Utah accomplishes this mission through three key objectives. First is to motivate and educate Utah businesses to expand their global presence through training seminars, regional forums and newsletters focused on international business development, trade issues and export opportunities. Second is to build capacity of Utah businesses for international trade through B2B consultations to identify expansion goals, assess current capabilities, determine overseas opportunities and connect companies with market experts and potential partners. Third is to expand global network of Utah businesses through trade missions and networking with foreign trade officials.