Cuba's new president, Raul Castro, has lifted previous restrictions against the sale of a handful of consumer electronic products, including computers. Is this a signal of what to expect in the future from this new leader? How will this new reform in policy affect the market of consumer electronic goods?
After years of increasing demand and limited supply due to the ban, prices for these items should be expected to be high until these two factors correct themselves. Initially, the wealthy will be the beneficiaries of the new policy until competition between retailers brings the equilibrium of supply and demand down to prices levels where more of the population can afford them.
Perhaps Raul is a little more level-headed and less stubborn than his elder brother Fidel.