You are the vice president of a sugar company based in southern Florida. Your firm is struggling lately to meet demand because of poor harvests in the Caribbean Islands where your firm sources most of its raw product. Because of the Helms-Burton Act and the U.S. embargo on Cuba, your firm is not allowed to trade with Cuba. If the embargo were dropped, your firm would have an excellent source of cheap sugar, and profits would improve significantly. A U.S. senator from your state of Florida serves on an influential committee in Washington, D.C., that is reviewing the status of the embargo on Cuba.
What arguments do you provide your senator that could help eliminate this trade barrier?