The government has made measured consessions to encourage more entrepreneurships and private sector growth. The economy remains relatively cut off from the international market place. Only state enterprises are allowed to engage in international trade and investment. Communist party-endorsed reforms to cut government payrolls and expand approved professions have not been broad enough to ensure any meaningful advancement in overall economic freedom.

Cuba Compared to the United States

The United states has always had more business, trade, and fiscal freedom than Cuba has. The United States also has more government spending than Cuba.