Cuban Imports Allowed—Alas, Still No Cigars

By Jieying Ding

Two months after Obama’s historic announcement to normalize relations between U.S. and Cuba, the U.S. relaxed restrictions on imports of goods and services from Cuba, reported by The Guardian.  However, many goods still remain under embargo-including the famous and beloved Cuban cigars. The new trade agreement also excludes business controlled by the Cuban government. Nevertheless, the news excites the trade market between U.S. and Cuba, and major companies such as Netflix and Twitter expressed interest in expanding their business to Cuba.