In the middle of the process, and Country Email List given the chronic shortage of foreign currency in the country, exacerbated by the restrictions of all kinds that covid-19 has generated, especially the effects on tourism, it was decided to Country Email List expand the network of stores in freely convertible currency . -in which you can only pay by credit card- which was established last year. In this space, you can buy goods of Country Email List various kinds, including food and toiletries. In essence, this measure constitutes a partial dollarization, although it has not been called that.
The shortage of supplies that has been Country Email List seen in the network of stores in CUC due to the contraction of the country's import capacity, and the fact of having to satisfy basic needs, together with the lack of an official Country Email List market where to buy dollars, have put strong pressure on the informal exchange rate of the CUC against the dollar, which is around 2 CUC per US dollar (depending above all on the region of the country). the new rates for basic services, etc. Several official gazettes with these Country Email List contents were published after the news.
On December 10, the "zero day" was Country Email List officially announced for January 1. Relevant information has been provided in the Mesa Redonda program and in the press, such as the official exchange rate for the dollar, which will be set at 24 CUP, the new minimum wages and pensions, and salary scales. Progress was also made on the Country Email List growth of the salary fund, the payment of taxes on income ppersonal expenses, the cost of the regulated basket, the products that will maintain subsidies (food for children, diets for pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses, non-food products such as the "basket" and medicines), the cost of the basic basket of reference ( which includes regulated Country Email List products and others to be acquired in free market spaces.