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Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
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October 7, 2004
Question Take at October 7, 2004 Daily Press Briefing

Purchase of Cuban Cigars by Employees of the U.S Interest Section in Havana for Transport to the United States (Taken Question)

Question:   Are U.S. government employees of the U.S. Interest Section in Havana prohibited from bringing Cuban cigars to the United States for personal use?

Answer:   Current rules that prohibit the importation of Cuban cigars into the United States apply to all persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction, including the staff of the U.S. Interest Section in Havana, Cuba. This prohibition also applies to U.S. government staff temporarily assigned to the Interest Section.

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Released on October 7, 2004

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