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Canadian companies such as this one: http://www.vancouvercigar.com/ordercubancigars.html claim to be able to ship authentic Cuban cigars to U.S. citizens. How is this possible? If I'm not mistaken its a felony to possess Cuban cigars…how do some Americans supposedly get around it? Wouldn't the U.S. government require that orders from companies that sell Cuban cigars be turned over to the authorities by Fed Ex or whatever is shipping them?
Cuban cigars are NOT illegal in Canada, just the US. So they are legally able to sell and ship them, because there is no law against their distribution in Canada. If a US citizen wants to deal with the illegality once they cross the border, that's their perogative.
I wanted to send him cuban cigars from online from here usa to cananda. Any good sites? Is this possible?
…be careful with your "on-line" purchase… The A.T.F. has "sting" web-sites up and running that will make you a very very un-happy "camper" for violating the Trade Embargo with Cuba… You can get "Cubans" in Miami and Tampa but you'll have to go there personally…
If you are sneaking cuban cigars over from another country and just have the cigars in your pocket with the labels off how can they catch you? How would they know its a cuban cigar and what is the penalty for being caught?
To answer an earlier question from another poster yes Cuban Cigars are illegal (until Castro dies) from anywhere. It would be kind of pointless to have an embargo against a country if we allowed them to trans ship to the US through 3rd parties.
To answer this question, all items coming to the US must have country of origin labels on them. If your cigars don't have them we could technically take them. The fact is though we really don't care that much. We are not going out looking for Cuban Cigars, we just have to take them if we find them. Even then it is a little iffy. If we have a line in secondary of good targets, we could care less about your four Cuban cigars.
The penalty if we decide to seize them is we take them and cut them up and you go on your way, no big deal.
By the way, most of the "Cuban" Cigars we see coming through are not actually Cubans. There are a lot of people taking advantage of the embargo and selling some poor quality cigars, We can tell when we break them and they are the driest crap you can imagine.
the store (in my country) suggested to place the cigars in a dominican cigar box and have it sealed!!! but this is unethical and wrong. would u.s airport immigration confiscate the box (cuban)? and would they cause me any trouble? even if it was for personal use or a gift! the store owner told me that all americans use dominican boxes to decieve the port authority! who cares anyways, since castro should die any moment now.
yes it's illegal.
I prefer nicaraguan to cuban anyway