Importing Cuban Goods

Treasury and Commerce announced amendments to Cuba Sanctions Regulations on October 14, 2016 to support people-to-people contact by facilitating authorized travel and commerce.  The amendments removed the previous monetary value limitations on what authorized travelers may import from Cuba into the United States as accompanied baggage.  OFAC also removed the prohibition on foreign travelers importing Cuban-origin alcohol and tobacco products into the United States as accompanied baggage.  This includes the value limitation on alcohol and tobacco products.  Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction are authorized to import Cuban-origin merchandise acquired in third countries into the United States as accompanied baggage, again without value limitations.  In all cases, the Cuban-origin goods must be imported for personal use, and normal limits on duty and tax exemptions will apply.

To see the Treasury regulations, which can be found at 31 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 515, please see here.  To see the Commerce regulations, which can be found at 15 CFR parts 730-774, please see here.