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China Customs Regulations

Entry

Tourists must fill out a baggage declaration form (in two copies) and hand it in to customs, retaining the carbon to show upon exit.

Personal belongings will be admitted duty free, including food, two bottles of liquor and two cartons of cigarettes. Wristwatches, radios, tape recorders, cameras, movie cameras, and similar items may be brought in for personal use but cannot be sold or transferred to others and must be brought out of China.

Gifts for relatives or friends in China, or articles carried on behalf of other, must also be declared.

Visitors can bring in an unlimited amount of foreign currency and Chinese renminbi traveler’s checks, and the unspent portion can be taken out.

Bringing in the following articles is prohibited:

1. Arms, ammunition, and explosives of all kinds

2. Radio transmitters-receives and principal parts

3. Renminbi (Chinese currency) in cash

4. Manuscripts, printed matter, films, photographs, gramophone records, cinematographic films,

loaded recording tapes and videotapes, etc. which are detrimental to China’s politics, economy, culture, and ethnics

5. Poisonous drugs, habit-forming drugs, opium, morphine, heroin, etc

6. Animals, plants and products thereof infected with or carrying germs and insects

7. Unsanitary foodstuffs and germ-carrying foodstuffs from infected areas

8. Other articles the import of which is prohibited by state regulations

Exit

On leaving China, the tourists must again submit the baggage declaration form for customs inspection (the second copy). Travels by ship are exempted.

Items purchased in China with RMB converted from foreign currencies may be taken out or mailed out of the country after receipts are presented for customs inspection. In cities where a Customs Office does not exit, this can be arranged through the local Friendship Store.

Taking out the following articles is prohibited:

1. Arms, ammunition, and explosives of all kinds

2. Radio transmitters-receives and principal parts

3. Renminbi (Chinese currency) in cash and negotiable securities in RMB

4. Unratified foreign currency, foreign notes or drafts

5. Manuscripts, printed matter, films, photographs, gramophone records, cinematographic films,

loaded recording tapes and videotapes, etc. which are detrimental to China’s politics, economy, culture, and ethnics

6. Rare and precious copies of books about Chinese revolution, history, culture and art that are not for

sale

7. Valuable animals, plants, and seeds

8. Precious metals, pearls, and jewels (things declared to the customs are exempted)

9. Other articles the export of which is prohibited by state regulations

Customs Acceptance Regulations

Customs Acceptance Regulations (For outward-bound passengers)

1. Passengers carrying items for personal use, such as cameras, camcorders and laptops valued in excess of RMB 5,000 each, and which will be brought back from overseas, should complete Declaration Forms in duplicate. One copy of this form, endorsed by Customs, will be returned to the passenger for relevant Customs procedures at the time of their re-entry.

2. Passengers carrying over RMB 20,000 in cash or foreign currencies with a conversion rate in

excess of

regulations.

US $5,000 shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current

3. Passengers carrying precious metals such as gold and silver etc. shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.

4. Passengers carrying antiques, endangered animals, plants and/or products made of or from them or any biological species, shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.

5. Passengers carrying radio transmitters and/or receivers or communication security devices shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.

6. Passengers carrying other articles, which are restricted or prohibited to be removed from the country according to the laws of the People’s Republic of China, shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.

7. Passengers who carry goods, samples or articles for advertisement shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.

Customs Acceptance Regulations (for inward-bound passengers)

1. Resident passengers may bring in duty-free articles for personal use worth a total of RMB 5,000 (including RMB 5000, sic passim). Customs shall levy duty on the portion of the article(s) whose value exceeds the duty-free limit.

2. Non-resident passengers may bring in duty-free items, which will remain in China, with a total worth of RMB 2,000. Those exceeding the duty-free limit shall be released subject to payment of Customs duty.

3. Passengers may bring duty-free into the country 1,500 ml. of alcoholic drinks (with alcohol content of 12% or above) and 400 individual cigarettes, or 100 individual cigars, or 500 grams of smoking tobacco. Those items designated for personal use, which exceed the duty-free limit, shall be released subject to payment of Customs duty.

4. Passengers carrying over RMB 20,000 in cash or foreign currencies with a conversion rate

exceeding

regulations. Passengers carrying foreign currencies exceeding US $5,000, which will be taken out of the country at the end of their stay, shall complete a Customs Declaration Form in duplicate. One copy of this form, endorsed by Customs, shall be returned to the passenger for relevant procedures at the time of their exit.

US $5,000 shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current

5. Passengers carrying animals, plants and/or products made of or from them, microorganisms, biological products, human tissue, blood and blood products, shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.

6. Passengers carrying radio transmitters and/or receivers or communication security devices shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.

7. Passengers carrying articles which are restricted or prohibited from entry into the country according to the laws of the People’s Republic of China shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.

8. Passengers carrying goods, samples or articles for advertisement shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.

9. Passengers who declare unaccompanied luggage, which is to be transported separately, shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.