Mon., June 7, 2010 10:20am (EDT)

Perdue Leads Cuba Trade Mission
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Governor Sonny Perude  will return tomorrow from Cuba. (GPB file Photo)
Governor Sonny Perude will return tomorrow from Cuba. (GPB file Photo)
Governor Sonny Perdue and a contingent of more than 40 officials from Georgia are in Cuba this morning.

The delegation includes officials with the state’s dairy and poultry industries, Georgia ports officials, and other state officials. They’re there hoping to spur more business with the island nation.

Georgia ranks third among U.S. states in exports to Cuba. Before leaving for the trip, Perdue last week said Georgia would benefit heavily if there was more of an open trade policy between the US and Cuba:

“If in the foreseeable future, trade is relaxed, I think Georgia’s ports are well-positioned, both Brunswick and Savannah—to take advantage of a healthy trade relationship with Cuba.”

Perdue’s delegation is scheduled to return to Georgia tomorrow.