Late last week, the Trump Administration announced a planned reversal to key components of US-Cuba policy established under President Obama.  At President Trump’s direction, tighter restrictions will be applied to any activities or entities related to Cuba’s military-commercial conglomerate GAESA.  Additionally, the announcement reverses eased restrictions on travel to the island nation.

But how does this announcement affect changes made by the Obama Administration to Cuban cigars?  

In short - It doesn’t make any changes to existing policy.

Cuban cigars can still be brought into the US from travelers abroad for personal enjoyment and without any limit to quantity.  However, it remains US policy that Cuban cigars can not be imported for any retail purpose.

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