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Duty when exceeding my $100 limit...

Old Dec 19, 15, 9:18 pm
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Duty when exceeding my $100 limit...

In a couple of weeks, I will make my first trip to Cuba. I'm trying to beat the hoards that will certainly start arriving once restrictions loosen a bit more.

I will likely want to exceed the $100 limit on Cuban cigars and rum combined by 2 or 3 times...or more. . Will US customs just charge me a duty on the value exceeding $100? Any idea what that amount is? Or is that a hard limit that they will enforce by drinking and smoking my things for me after I board my flight back to LA?
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Old Dec 19, 15, 10:03 pm
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My experience most the time they don't charge anything, unless you're over considerably
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Old Dec 20, 15, 12:22 am
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In the research I did for the new edition of a guidebook to Cuba, I was told that the $100 limit is absolute. The overage will be confiscated.

Remember, also, that you get the $100 allowance only if it's a legal trip to Cuba. If you're just going on your own as an independent tourist, your allowance is zero.

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Old Dec 20, 15, 1:05 am
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I'll be on a legal trip to Cuba. I was just hoping I could bring back more than the $100...
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Old Dec 20, 15, 8:12 am
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According to the information I got, it won't happen, and $100 doesn't go very far.

Enjoy Cuba.

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