Current Regulations for Cuban Products

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  1. cabaiguan juan

    cabaiguan juan Well-Known Member

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    I have an out of country trip (not to Cuba) this summer. What are the regulations for bringing back Cuban cigars/rum/coffee from a country other than Cuba?
     
  2. CMontoya79

    CMontoya79 Newb Le professional!

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  3. MrAnderson41

    MrAnderson41 Cool Story 'Bro!

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  4. Scap

    Scap Well-Known Member

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    I brought back two bottles of Cuban run from Rome.

    Passed right through.
     
  5. duglynukem

    duglynukem Nuclear Advocate

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    Presently you can bring $100 each of cuban cigars and rum.
     
  6. Scap

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  7. cabaiguan juan

    cabaiguan juan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I hope it doesn’t change between now and my trip.
     
  8. Corneighdo

    Corneighdo Corneighdo

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    Same as bringing in booze or tobacco from any other country - same pre tax limits. Get Mobile Passport app if you are coming back in via an airport that supports it- faster than Global Entry and free.
     
  9. CigSid

    CigSid Love this place...

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    Had a friend bring back 15 boxes of cuban cigars from Spain a few weeks ago, he declared them and had to pay $80 in customs fees...
     
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  10. bfreebern

    bfreebern Yada, Yada, Yada.

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    I need to hang out with you guys.
     
  11. cabaiguan juan

    cabaiguan juan Well-Known Member

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    What is the Mobile Passport app that your talking about? What benefits does it have?
     
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  13. CigSid

    CigSid Love this place...

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    It is worth getting Global Entry and APEC (U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Travel Card Program)

    With APEC, not only do you bypass lines for customs, but you also do not need a Visa to any of the pacific countries...

    Global entry allows you to bypass customs in European countries as well...

    It only took about an hour (15 minute interview, 45 minute wait), then they do a background check, then mail you your cards...

     
  14. Scap

    Scap Well-Known Member

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    Does any of that go away or get denied if you've ever received a customs letter?
     
  15. CigSid

    CigSid Love this place...

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    I can tell you that I was approved, and have had several customs letters...
     
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  16. Scap

    Scap Well-Known Member

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    You have a very karma positive life, kind sir.

    Me, not so much. :oops:
     
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  17. Corneighdo

    Corneighdo Corneighdo

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    Its a FREE app, unlike Global Entry. You fill out the forms on your phone instead of on paper. Didn't even have to itemize declarations. We went INFRONT OF the Global Entry Schmucks. Only 24 or so airports support it, but if you are flying through one, I highly recommend it. Super fast, easy, expedited. Loved it!
     
  18. jfields

    jfields Where did all my money go?

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    I’ve had a a few letters myself and nothing ever happened. Strangely, I never freaked out about it either.
     
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  19. The Black Cloud

    The Black Cloud Well-Known Member

    Curses. I am one of those Global Entry schmucks. I fart in your general direction. Harumph.
     
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  20. cabaiguan juan

    cabaiguan juan Well-Known Member

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    I checked out the app and found that the one airport not supported by this in the DC airport happens to be the one I’m flying out off. Bummer.
     
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