Already, USA citizens are lining up in the cigar shops of Cuba and purchasing Cuban cigars to bring back to the USA after the December 17, 2014 announcement by President Obama that $100 worth of Cuban cigars or alcohol can be legally brought into the USA by licensed travelers to Cuba (these items can not be resold). Yes, Cuba does have significant competitors in today's cigar market; notably, Central America and the Dominican Republic but a freshly rolled Cuban cigar with aged Havana Club rum is a hard combination to beat.
El mejor tabaco del mundo!
"It's a work of art," Fernandez said. "It's not mechanized.
They make cigars like they did 200 years ago, with the same tools, with their
hands. It's totally 19th century." (Reuters 2014)