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Cuba announces new import tariff

20 July 2012 Last updated at 16:12 BST

The Cuban government has announced a new duty on imported goods, which some say willl stifle many new private businesses that have opened over the past year.

The government is clamping down on informal shipments of merchandise from overseas, which many private businesses rely on.

Sarah Rainsford reports.