Advocacy & Trade Policy
The World Trade Center Trade Policy Advocacy Committee is made up of members with an interest in international legislative activity and is a resource for members of the World Trade Center Denver.
The Council endeavors to provide timely and objective information about actions, policies and proposals of the federal, state and local governments that may affect conditions for international trade, commerce and investment by companies and entrepreneurs located in Colorado. Consistent with that mission, the Council maintains this page regarding current and prospective bills and resolutions under consideration by Congress and the Colorado General Assembly that might be of interest to World Trade Center Denver members.
This list is provided in two formats - a chronological list, giving you the most recent information on bills and resolutions, and a topic list, giving you bills and resolutions arranged by topic and region. Both can be access via the menu bar to the left.
If you are interested in a bill or resolution listed on this website, or, if you are interested in adding a bill or resolution to the list, please email the World Trade Center Denver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Clips: Engage Cuba Colorado State Council
The United States has more ties to Cuba than just Miami, including in telecommunications, health care, biotechnology and agriculture. Engage Cuba, a new advocacy organization, wants you to know that. The group launched its Colorado State Council on Tuesday in front of an audience of about 70 people at Denver’s World Trade Center. It’s part of an ongoing effort to gain support for the end of the travel and trade embargo with Cuba.
Daily Sentinel: Senator hopes to boost Colorado trade with Cuba
by Charles Ashby
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., wants to link as many Colorado farmers and ranchers with Cuba as possible. As part of an effort to help open up markets in that Caribbean nation, and help boost Colorado’s agriculture exports, the senator has partnered with a group called Engage Cuba, a Washington, D.C.-based coalition of private companies and organizations that is working to lift travel and trade embargoes on the island nation.
KOA-AM (Radio) - Denver, CO
Colorado was the 12th state to join the Engage Cuba Coalition. It’s a group trying to completely end the trade and travel ban with Cuba. Coalition President James Williams says Colorado and Cuba have a lot to gain. “Cuba imports over two billion dollars a year in food. Colorado is a major agricultural state and stands to benefit, whether it’s dairy, corn, or potatoes, which are many of Colorado’s leading agricultural exports.” Senator Michael Bennet is a co-sponsor of the Freedom to Travel to Cuba bill.
KOA-AM (Radio) - Denver, CO
The barricades between the United States and Cuba have not been completely lifted just yet, but some groups in favor of that are playing a pretty big economic card. James Williams with the Engage Cuba Coalition says Colorado farmers would have new markets for crops and livestock. “Cuba imports over two billion dollars a year in food. Colorado is a major agricultural state and stands to benefit, whether it’s dairy, corn, or potatoes, which are many of Colorado’s leading agricultural exports.” The Engage Cuba Coalition is working to completely end any trade and travel restrictions with Cuba.