Do you sell Cuban cigars?

Do you sell Cuban cigars?

No! We do not sell Cuban Cigars. The sale of cigars manufactured in Cuba is prohibited by law. The Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR), also known as the Cuban embargo, were issued by the U.S. Government on July 8, 1963, and are still in force today and affect all U.S. citizens and permanent residents wherever they are located, all people and organizations physically in the United States.

In addition, there have been recent updates to the law that not only prohibit the sale of Cuban tobacco products in the United States but prohibits bringing Cuban tobacco products into the United States for personal use.

According to an article published by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection, “Bringing in Cuban goods and/or cigars into the United States”:

“Effective September 24, 2020, authorized travelers may no longer return to the United States with alcohol and/or tobacco products acquired in Cuba as accompanied baggage for personal use.

Persons authorized to travel to Cuba may purchase alcohol and tobacco products while in Cuba for personal consumption in Cuba.

Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction may purchase or acquire Cuban-origin merchandise, including alcohol and tobacco products, while in a third country for personal consumption outside the United States.

According to 31 C.F.R. § 515.204 no person subject to U.S. jurisdiction may purchase, transport, import, or otherwise deal in or engage in any transaction with respect to any merchandise outside the United States if such merchandise:

Is of Cuban origin; or

Is or has been located in or transported from or through Cuba; or

Is made or derived in whole or in part of any article which is the growth, produce or manufacture of Cuba.” [1]

To summarize, it is still illegal to purchase Cuban tobacco products in the United States if you are a US citizen or resident, over the Internet or catalog mail order. Also, as of September 24, 2020, it is illegal to bring into the United States such products for personal use.

The department of treasury considers "Cuban cigars" any cigar that is manufactured in Cuba or manufactured with Cuban tobacco outside of Cuba. Do not confuse with Cuban seed cigars, which are produced from tobacco grown and harvested in a third country from Cuban seeds. These are not considered Cuban products.

For additional information, please click here Cuba Sanctions.[2]


[1] Bringing in Cuban goods and/or cigars into the United States,,,for%20personal%20consumption%20in%20Cuba, Accessed on 9/16/2021

[2] Cuba Sanctions: 769. What types of Cuban-origin goods are authorized for importation directly into the United States?,, Accessed on 9/16/2021

Updated on 11/15/2021

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04/23/2021Anonymous2021 and still this nonsense
11/23/2017AnonymousCuban cigars are overrated anyway .
04/29/2016AnonymousThis was very informative and concise.