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Cuba introduces new customs limits

Published:Monday | September 1, 2014 | 4:31 PM

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

Some $2 billion 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 affect one of their few sources of high-quality consumer goods.

However, the government says the new measures target people it calls professional 'mules'.

The changes across Cuba are taking effect today.


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