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Taking t.v.'s into Cuba

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Taking t.v.'s into Cuba

A question for a friend ( I go to Cuba to escape TV):

He has heard you are now permitted to take televisions into Cuba, duty free. Anyone know of any change in regulations?

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1. Re: Taking t.v.'s into Cuba

For sale,gift or own use?

Sarnia, Ontario...
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Gift/own use for his wife's house.

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when I went to Cuba in September I saw many Canadian-Cubans bring down flat screens - one had a 52". I saw about 4 tvs go on our plane.

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Yes, but did they have to pay duty?

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yes you have to pay duty but that means that it it still cheaper than buying a flatscreen at the dollar store .

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Candy

The duty I paid on a 32" flat screen I sent BEFORE Sept 1 /12 was 300 cup the tax NOW is 300 cuc so I would check very carefully before they take one.

I sent it from Toronto and they picked it up in Holguin.

So depending on what you pay here it may be just as cheap overall to buy there.

LENNY

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Thanks, Lenny, but this chap is taking it with him on the plane, but being the tight wad he is, he doesn't want to pay both extra weight allowance AND duty.

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For some reason I can't find the flat duty rate list on the Aduana website, but I remember it being something like 300 CUC for a TV, 200 CUC for a laptop, 150 CUC for a Tablet, etc...

Your pal is going to be hit with duty, no question.

Cheers,

Terry

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Hey...Terry....I'm priming up this weekend for January. Got some Crystal in the fridge. Somehow I can't picture you on a snowboard with a red winter parka on. lmfao

Anyway, a buddy has heard that they've very recently reduced the duty on t.v's so I was wondering if Aduana has bothered to share the info .

Edited: 8:21 am, October 12, 2012
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10. Re: Taking t.v.'s into Cuba

I can't imagine Aduana reducing the import duty on electronics - especially TVs - but who knows...

I still can't find their flat rate duty list though... weird...

Cheers,

Terry