HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has approved rules for a special commercial zone at Mariel, a massive port under construction west of Havana.
The goal is to lure increased foreign investment as the Caribbean nation seeks to boost its sagging economy with a series of recent reforms.
Commercial operators in the special zone will be exempt from paying labor and customs duties and will enjoy a 10-year tax holiday on profits.
The regulations were published Monday in the government's Official Gazette. They take effect Nov. 1.
Mariel is expected to replace Havana as Cuba's hub of shipping activity when it comes online around year's end.
Two-thirds of the project's $900 million cost has come from Brazilian investment.
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There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
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State Education Commissioner John King is on his way to Buffalo. He is coming for a forum on the Common Core curriculum, downtown Thursday.
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