Cuba Customs Sets New Rules

HAVANA TIMES, Dec 28 — On December 30, Cuba’s customs office will put into effect two resolutions related to the import of non-commercial products by individuals, announced a special edition of the Gaceta Oficial.

The documents list the products and the new limits on them. These include food, beverages, tobacco products, cosmetics, perfumes, cleaning products, photographic products, paints, varnishes, tools, and jewelry.

It also restricts the bringing into the country of certain quantities of apparel, shoes, hand bags, linens, home appliances and computers, musical instruments, furniture, car parts and accessories, toys, sporting goods and building materials.

With these resolutions, the island’s government is attempting to prevent personal imports being used for profit through sale or direct employment, or as raw materials for the processing of marketable items.