American Bringing Cuban Goods into the U.S.
September 17, 2007 6:58 AM   Subscribe

I'm an American traveling to Cuba legally (under a general license). What are the restrictions on what I can/cannot bring back into the U.S.?
posted by cookie googleman to Travel & Transportation (3 answers total)

Prohibited Importation of Merchandise with the Exception of Cuban origin
Information and Informational Materials
Pursuant to 515.560(c)(3) of the Regulations, authorized travelers are prohibited from importing into the United States any merchandise purchased or otherwise acquired in Cuba, including but not limited to cigars and alcohol, whether as accompanied baggage or otherwise. The importation of Cuban-origin information and informational
materials, as defined in part in ยง 515.332 of the Regulations (for example, publications, films, posters, phonograph records, photographs, tapes, compact discs, and artworks classified under Chapter subheading 9701, 9702, or 9703 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States) are exempt from the prohibition.
posted by Comrade_robot at 7:05 AM on September 17, 2007

Ironic that you Google as part of your user name.
posted by LarryC at 8:57 AM on September 17, 2007

So you can import socialist propaganda but not cigars? I love our legal system.
posted by SpecialK at 9:29 AM on September 17, 2007

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