The resources included in this guide relate to understanding the Cuban economy and shed light on the nature of the relations between Cuba and the United States. This guide does not focus on sources for individual industries like sugar, tobacco (cigars), etc., so additional research on those specific areas can yield more information. Going forward, normalized relations will lead to expanded opportunities in industries including coffee and tourism.
This guide also includes some, but not all, of the key dates, legislation, and U.S. government actions that are important to know as they are critical to understanding relations between the two countries. Information on major historical events and past legislation that can still impact and inform current events has been included, but since this is not a guide with a strictly historical focus material of that nature is limited.
Lastly, some information about Cuba's economy and business environment is limited but that is likely to change over time so searching in news sources will likely be an important component to keeping up with developments as they happen.
Part of the Science & Business Reading Room at the Library of Congress, the Business Section is the starting point for conducting research at the Library of Congress in the subject areas of business and economics. Here, reference specialists in specific subject areas of business assist patrons in formulating search strategies and gaining access to the information and materials contained in the Library's rich collections of business and economics materials.