It is normally placed over the transit seal, and is subsequently covered by the warrantee seal when that is applied. Cuba is the holy grail for cigar smokers. I love Cohiba in the morning. The packs may be wrapped in cellophane and usually contain three or five plain or cellophane cigars. New codes would prevent the consumer from being able to quickly determine where the box is made and short-circuit this bias.
InHavana Cigar Festival commemorated years of Cuban tobacco in the world.
A Vintage Chart for Cuban Cigars
Currently used for some production cigars mainly tubes and some special release boxes. I have written in the past about the Golden Age for Cuban cigars, pinpointing the period from to when the island made excellent smokes. Factory workers have more experience, and quality control in general is much better. They were reintroduced in Full and so flavorful. On rare occasions, the bands may be numbered.