The 3rd edition of the International Industrial Fair CUBAINDUSTRIA took place from 18th to 22th June 2018 in La Habana, Cuba. During this event all relevant sectors of the Cuban industry were represented. Cuban and international companies had the opportunity to show new products and talk about challenges and opportunities. A representative from the NACAG Secretariat had the opportunity to present the NACAG initiative, after being formally invited by “Grupo Empresarial de la Industria Química (GEIQ)”, one of the main organizers of this event. GEIQ is a conglomerate of state-owned and mixed enterprises in the chemical sector and the parent Company of EMPREQUIN, the company which operates a nitric acid production plant in Nuevitas, in Camagüey.
The first mission of the Secretariat in Cuba can be considered a great success. All relevant stakeholders – the plant operator, GEIQ, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – were informed about what NACAG can offer to the Cuban nitric acid production sector and all of them showed great interest in working together. The formalization of this process is expected to take form soon with the signature of the NACAG Declaration.