HAVANA TIMES — After decades of absence from the market, Cubans can now buy lumber. Thanks to a resolution of the Ministry of Domestic Commerce, published in the Official Gazette on January 15, 2016, the retail market of building materials can now offer wood to the population.
The announcement comes with a long list of types of wood with their prices.
This isa necessarystep becauseseveral years agothey legalizedself-employedcarpenters, and designated a store for them to purchasetools. However, the most essential element, the wood, could only be bought on the black market.