(Chicago) It's our first international sale! A pallet of Old Havana Foods is onboard a transport vessel out of New Jersey, making the long journey to Australia. USAFoods is the name of the specialty food distributor based in Melbourne, Australia. They called us to order our famous Cuban black beans, Chili Cubano and savory sofrito (Spanish for sauteed seasoning).
Learned something new filling out the shipping documents. We completed the transaction under the USA - Australia Free Trade Agreement. It's excting to realize that this agreement between our two great nations allows my tiny family enterprise to compete for business in the "Land Down Under." Whether we're successful or not depends on the quality and price of our food. But it's astounding to me that my authentic Cuban specialites will soon be available on the other side of the globe.