While Shyp can send packages to Cuba, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce administer sanctions that restrict the mailing of items to certain destinations and recipients, including a broad embargo on items to and from Cuba. Many shipments to Cuba also require the filing of information with the U.S. Census Bureau.
As well as items restricted as standard for packages sent with Shyp, the following items are also prohibited:
- Coins; banknotes; currency notes; securities payable to bearer; manufactured and unmanufactured platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles.
- Musical letters or cards that play a sound recording when opened.
- Perishable infectious biological substances.
- Perishable noninfectious biological substances.
- Radioactive materials.
The total value of any package sent to Cuba cannot exceed $200 otherwise it risks being seized by Cuban customs.
In general, items may be seized by either Cuban customs or U.S. customs, or returned to sender. Shyp is not responsible for items lost or damaged in transit to Cuba or seized items. We also cannot refund shipping costs if the sender does not comply with these restrictions.