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New Regulations Could Allow American Cars to Come Back From Cuba

Posted November 09, 2016 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic autos Cuba restoration

Regulations passed last month designed to ease trade restrictions with Cuba could permit the Forties and Fifties American cars still prowling the streets of Havana to make their way back to their homeland either for restoration or for good.

The regulations, announced with much fanfare for their provision lifting restrictions on the amount of Cuban rum and number of Cuban cigars travelers can bring back from the country, also include a number of other provisions encouraging joint medical research, permitting grants and scholarships, and allowing certain U.S. citizens to again open bank accounts in Cuba. One of those provisions authorizes items that were previously exported to Cuba to be repatriated into the United States.

“This authorization will allow recipients of authorized exports or reexports to Cuba to return the items to the United States… including for service and repair,” according to a memo from the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. “Irrespective of involvement in the importation of these items, persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction are authorized to service and repair such items.”

Time to organize a Hemmings ferry from Havana to Miami?

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11/10/2016 12:25 AM

Really?

Not watched the US elections then?

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11/10/2016 1:12 AM

The smartest thing to do would be to do an exchange type of program : Everytime a Cuban family turns in two or more of these antiques, then they will receive a small fuel efficient American built car.

This will be good for the Cubans and good for the Americans.

The Cubans get a modern automobile.

And the Americans get a newly emerging market to sell their cars and other wares to.

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