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15 July 2015

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Articles Limited to be Carried into or out of China

Gold, silver and their products  


Gold, silver and their products carried into China by passengers are limited to reasonable quantities for personal use. If they are over 50 grams, passengers shall fill out a declaration document to declare to the Customs. The Customs will release the same amount of products declared when the passengers go out of China, and will also release the gold, silver and their products (including new crafts like inlaid jewelries and utensils, etc.) bought in China in light of the "special invoice" issued by the People's Bank of China.  


Foreign exchange 


Foreign currencies, traveler's checks and credit cards carried into China by passengers are unlimited. If more than 1,000 USD or an equivalent amount of other foreign currency is carried into China by residential passengers (5,000 USD by non-residential passengers), it should be declared to the Customs. The Customs will release the same amount of currencies declared when the passengers go out of China. The foreign exchange in excess of the above amount carried out of China by passengers will be inspected and released by the Customs in light of the "License for Carrying Outward Foreign Exchange" issued by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.  


RMB 


No more than 6000 RMB is allowed to be carried into or out of China by passengers. 


Cultural relics (including the works of deceased famous painters) 


If passengers carry the inward cultural relics out of China, they shall declare to the Customs in detail. And the relics carried out must be identified by the Administrative Department of Chinese Culture.  


Passengers shall declare to the Customs in detail when carrying cultural relics out. Cultural relics bought in any stores in China should be inspected and released by the Customs in light of the identification marker affixed and the invoice for exporting cultural relics issued by the Administrative Department of Chinese Culture. Cultural relics obtained through other means in China should be inspected and released by the Customs in light of the identification marker affixed and the export license issued by the Administrative Department of Chinese Culture. No unidentified cultural relics are allowed to be carried out. If one carries the relics out without declaration to the Custom, he will be panelized according to the law. 


Chinese medicinal plant and Chinese patent medicines 


Passengers are allowed to carry Chinese medicinal plants and Chinese patent medicines worth no more than 300RMB to foreign countries and of no more than 150 RMB to Hong Kong and Macao. They are also allowed to post Chinese medicinal plants and Chinese patent medicines worth less than 200 RMB to foreign countries and of less than 100 RMB to Hong Kong and Macao.  


When inward passengers leave China with reasonable quantity of Chinese medicinal plants and Chinese patent medicines for personal use, they will be released by the Customs after inspecting relevant invoice and foreign exchange memo. 

 
Musk, Chinese medicinal plants and Chinese patent medicines in excess of aforementioned limited values are not permitted to be carried out. 

 
Tourist commodities  


If passengers carry out tourist souvenirs and crafts (excluding articles in need of export license or export duty as required by the State) bought in China with foreign currency, they will be released by the Customs considering relevant invoice and foreign exchange memo. 

 

● Articles for personal use  

 Articles for personal use are limited to a camera, a portable cassette player, a minicam, a portable video cam and a word processor for non-residential passengers and residential passengers with a re-entry visa for entering the country or region of destination. Articles beyond those limits must be truthfully declared to the Customs and must go through the relevant formalities. Passengers must carry the articles released by the Customs with them when leaving China. 

 

●  Tobacco & Alcohol

Passengers Category

Limited amount of duty-free tobacco products

Limited amount of duty-free alcoholic drinks above 12 per cent proof

 

Passengers making a round trip to Hong Kong and Macao (including Hong Kong and Macao nationals as well as mainland passengers visiting their relatives in Hong Kong and Macao and as tourists)

200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco

1 bottle of wine( less than 0.75 liter)

Passengers making a round trip between Hong Kong and Macao in the same day or multiple round trips in a short term

40 cigarettes or 5 cigars or 40 grams of tobacco

No duty-free wine allowed

Other inward passengers

400 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco

 2 bottles of wine (less than 1.5 liters)