In today’s El Nuevo Herald, Wilfredo Cancio reports on new customs regulations that permit non-commercial imports of car parts, engines, electricity generators, and similar equipment.
This step follows removal of prohibitions on importing VCR’s and DVD players.
There may be more to come: Cancio also reports on documents indicating that
These are “liberalizing measures,” professor Carmelo Mesa-Lago told Cancio, noting that we should wait to see what tariffs are applied to these items.
These measures do lighten the hand of the state and will benefit public welfare. But they can’t be confused with the kind of liberalization that would allow Cubans to create more wealth through their own energies. The new customs regulations are an invitation to