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post #10831 of 10897
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Originally Posted by tom153 View Post

That usa today article was the only one I saw where it said anybody could bring them in. The other ones I've read all indicate that the restriction is lifted just on those traveling to Cuba, thus, still illegal unless you're on the "allowed" list.

Here's a quote from the Treasury Dept's press release:
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Importation of Cuban-origin merchandise as accompanied baggage for personal use.
[...]Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction will be further authorized to import Cuban-origin merchandise acquired in third countries into the United States as accompanied baggage, again without value limitations.[...]
post #10832 of 10897
Great! Haven't had the time yet to fully research it myself and assumed that the article was just wrong. smile.gif
post #10833 of 10897
It's going to be interesting to watch what happens to the market, speculation on supply and demand but how much is it really going to change things.
post #10834 of 10897
Honestly I don't believe anything is going to happen to the market regarding quality and price... For now. As long as there is a restriction that it has to be from travel, and normal duty rates apply on importing them, the numbers that come in that way will be low. Higher than they are currently, but still low. This may be a good time for Habanos to increase production (if this is even possible. I have been privy to speculative discussions about Habanos production, and how they may well be at their limit of production right now. That would not be a good thing for the market or current customers when the US allows full access to Cuban goods).

When the flood gates open completely, I think we're going to see something happen. Quality dip probably, price increase may be slight. Only because I doubt most American cigar smokers (who are value conscious about their cigars) are going to spend the necessary sums to smoke CCs often. Pricing will be in the Davidoff/Patron anniversary pricing to start for robustos I imagine, and move very sharply from there.
post #10835 of 10897
Agreed. Don't expect to see any real change given the amount of cubans already ending up in the states. Don't expect a huge number of people bringing them back when they travel either, simply because they are pretty expensive due to tobacco taxes in a lot of countries.
post #10836 of 10897
Anyone who has taken to the hobby and is as into it as much the people on this thread have known for a while how to access so I don't think any impact for now, although I heard a little story earlier about some folks on the island looking to buy the famed BHK only to be told they couldn't as pricing was being amended..
Anyway good luck to all, I am potentially going next year.
post #10837 of 10897
Sorry if this has been asked before.

What's the best way to store boxes of cigars if your humidor is at capacity? I could probably vacuum seal them and keep them in my cellar, or is there something else I should be doing? TIA.
post #10838 of 10897
Boxes? Order some humidification beads and grab a cooler. Put the beads in the cooler with the cigars. Make sure it's shut.

Singles? I'd say just grab a Boveda pack at one of your local cigar shops, and put the cigars and the boveda pack in a sealed tupperware container
post #10839 of 10897
Boxes. Thanks, I'll try that.
post #10840 of 10897
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post

Boxes? Order some humidification beads and grab a cooler. Put the beads in the cooler with the cigars. Make sure it's shut.

Singles? I'd say just grab a Boveda pack at one of your local cigar shops, and put the cigars and the boveda pack in a sealed tupperware container

What's the shelf life of cigars in Tupperware with a boveda pack
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post #10842 of 10897
Shelf life of what? The cigars will be good indefinitely, so long as the seal is good. The more you open it, the more the humidity escapes, and the more frequently you'll have to replace the Boveda pack. Tupperware is food safe, so I assume it's not going to do anything to your cigars. There are guys out there that only use tupperware to store their cigars. I don't, and hell I haven't had cigars in tupperware at all (except for when I was buying cigars to fill a humidor as a gift for my brother and was away from the humidor), but I see no issue with it so long as the seal is good on the tupperware and the Boveda pack is inspected every so often to make sure it is still moist.
post #10843 of 10897
Thank you sir that answers my question.
post #10844 of 10897
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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

Boxes. Thanks, I'll try that.
Might as well get the biggest marine cooler you can get delivered free: https://amzn.com/B00J0RZQJ4

Regarding the fine print above, it's interesting, if I'm reading that right, that you'll be permitted bringing back Habanos bought at duty free shops in-transit? Would that extend to bringing cigars home purchased abroad?

Regarding HSA, between being nearly at capacity/breaking down trying, wrapper shortages, iffy recent harvests, bad weather streaks, el Laguito rolling Partagas cigars recently, RyJ Churchills, Monte PE's...it's going to be really fun to watch. Personally, I've stocked up so much and I've been so unimpressed with anything post 2013, if I bought anything it's going to be vintage stuff and an occasional RE.
post #10845 of 10897
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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

Regarding the fine print above, it's interesting, if I'm reading that right, that you'll be permitted bringing back Habanos bought at duty free shops in-transit? Would that extend to bringing cigars home purchased abroad?
Yes. It looks like you can bring back any amount you bought anywhere. Declaring is the same as declaring anything else (certain amount you can bring back before duties are levied, etc.).

IANAL but it seems that is the way it reads.

I defer to you and your knowledge regarding Habanos SA and the machinations of it, so now I am very curious. I have two full humidors right now so I'm not in a place to consider putting away any more, but if we move I may be adding an Aristocrat to the mix, so this information is interesting to me and could be pertinent to my life.
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