Knowing hoow much of a hassle it is to get in the US, thought I'd offer my help and then with Larry's post, the smartass in me just couldn't stay contained. Actually you all have fairly good points except for the penalties for bringing it across. In gross quantities, possibly, but in a smaller lots, not much of a problem. Surprisingly, I cross the border several times a week and just get waved through with no search of car or luggage. thank god too. I have an affinity for Cuban cigars and Havana Club Rum (Anejo Reserva). The idea of being a week without either while I am working in the US is intolerable to think of, much less experience!