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Cuba restricts inflow of foreign-bought products

By Associated Press in Havana ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-09-02 07:39:53

Authorities: Rules to curb 'mules' from importing goods for black market

Cubans braced on Monday for a clampdown on the flow of car tires, flat-screen televisions, bluejeans and shampoo in the bags of travelers who haul eye-popping amounts of foreign-bought merchandise to the country, where consumer goods are scarce and expensive.

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans and Cuban-Americans fly to and from the island each year thanks to the easing of travel restrictions by the US and Cuban governments over the last five years.

Cuba restricts inflow of foreign-bought products

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