Imports under Section 515.582 (i.e., imports from licensed independent entrepreneurs not on the Department of StateÕs prohibited list) must comply with all current U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) formal and informal entry requirements, as applicable. This means that, while there is no value cap on the amount of goods that may be imported under this provision, the applicable duties in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) must be considered.
U.S. visitors to Cuba can now bring home a total of $400.00 worth of goods acquired for personal use and of that, $100.00 worth may be any combination of cigars, rum and other alcoholic products. Travelers may still purchase as much original Cuban artwork, music, and books as they would like to bring it back to the U.S. but, rules are changing frequently. Please note that any large items that do not fit in your luggage may have to be left behind at the Cuban airport of departure.