Modification of the regulations on the import of raw materials, materials and equipment for the production of cultural goods and services.

The cultural institutions working on artistic creation in any of its cultural expressions.
Key objectives of the measure:

Expand the import capacity of the cultural sector.

Stimulate artistic production.

Promote the production and marketing of cultural goods and services made in Cuba.

Offer a greater variety and improve the quality of the artistic products on the domestic market.

Provide artists with greater artistic possibilities.

Regulate the import system of raw materials. 

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

Modifies the import scheme of institutions.

Increases the nomenclatures and the responsibility of covering the needs of the cultural sector.

Extends to designers and artistic projects the possibility of importing raw materials, materials and equipment for the production of cultural goods and services.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Sustained increase in the import of raw materials.

A 20% increase in the variety of products on the market.

Ensures investment in prioritised cultural institutions.

Replaces industrial imports from abroad with local artisanal productions.

Improves the artists’ income.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:


Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Given the existing international political and economic circumstances, the factors that can affect our objectives are being evaluated in order to offset their effects. As a result, the import capacity of creators and artists has been expanded and marketing opportunities have been identified.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Import figures.In 2015 approximately 294 imports were made by independent artists and creators totalling US$ 6,104, 581.82.