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Cuba Introduces New Customs Limits

Posted September 02, 2014

Under International Trade Issues

(BBC News)

Cuba is bringing in new rules limiting personal imports of foreign goods into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive.

Some $2bn (£1.2bn) in goods have been flown into Cuba in travellers’ baggage each year since air travel restrictions were lifted in 2009.

Many ordinary Cubans say the new rules will throttle one of their few sources of high-quality consumer goods. The government says the new measures are aimed at professional “mules”. Read more here.