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Cuba Facility

The Cuba Financing Facility includes two complementary sub-products: the Cuba-General Facility to finance projects developed in any of the country’s provinces, and the Cuba- Mariel Special Economic Development Zone (ZEDM) Facility. Through these, COFIDES provides Spanish companies with financing for investing in Cuba. 

Priority sectors are:

  • Tourism
  • Agrofood
  • Renewable energy
  • Light industry

The key characteristics of the financial support provided are as follows:

Cuba -General Facility:

  • Eligible projects: Viable private projects developed in Cuba and involving some degree of Spanish interest: productive and commercial deployments
  • Ceiling: €30m, with a maximum of 80% of the total project investment. Capital holdings are limited to 49% of the project company’s share capital.
  • Minimum: €75,000
  • Access: Applications must be submitted to COFIDES.


As well as the Cuba-General Facility, the Cuba-Mariel Special Economic Development Zone (ZEDM) Facility also applies to the Mariel ZED.

  • Eligible projects: Viable private projects undertaken in the Mariel Special Economic Development Zone (ZEDM) and involving some degree of Spanish interest.
  • Ceiling: €2m for working capital requirements
  • Minimum: €75,000
  • Access: Applications must be submitted to COFIDES.

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Last update...2018-04-20