CHINA IMPORT RESTRICTIONS

Senders should determine import restrictions from China authorities before posting. These include the following :

  • Costly traditional Chinese medicinal materials and ready-made medicines
  • Endangered and rare animals and plants and their seeds or reproducing materials
  • Foreign currencies and negotiable securities
  • Precious metals such as gold and silver and articles made thereof
  • Radio transmitter-receivers (objects used for secret communication)
  • Renminbi (national currency)
  • Tobacco
  • Weapons and parts of weapons
  • Personal postal articles mailed shall be limited to the value of RMB 1000 and duty-free allowances of RMB or ECI at one time. Customs shall levy import duties on the portion of articles whose value exceeds the above-mentioned duty-free limit.

Please also note the following restrictions for International Standard Parcel delivery:

  • Ammunition
  • Animals
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Bees
  • Biological substances
  • Bullion
  • Coins
  • Counterfeit
  • Currency
  • Fur
  • Human ashes
  • Human remains
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Leeches
  • Live
  • Narcotics
  • Perfumery
  • Perfume
  • Perishable
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals
  • Precious stones
  • Silkworms
  • Watches (only if over $150.00)
  • Weapons

ADDITIONAL EXPORT PROHIBITIONS

In addition to items prohibited by the Dangerous and prohibited items guide above, China prohibits exports of the following:

  • Arms, ammunition, explosives and parts thereof
  • Addictive narcotics
  • Animals
  • Articles which involve State secrets
  • Bicycles
  • Cameras
  • Chinese securities
  • Clothing or bed linen, used
  • Coins banknotes, currency notes
  • Deadly poisons of all kinds
  • Endangered/rare animals and plants (including specimens thereof) and their seeds or reproducing materials
  • Food, unclean or from regions affected by epidemic diseases
  • Films, cinematographic, photographs, loaded recording tapes and videotapes, compact discs (video and audio)
  • Fans, electric
  • Fresh pork and all by-products
  • Jewels or other valuable articles
  • Manuscripts
  • Medicines
  • Personal mail only to foreign students or tourists or non-Chinese passport holders
  • Plants or plant products with microbes or insects
  • Platinum, gold and silver
  • Publications that are politically, economically, culturally or morally detrimental to the People’s Republic of China
  • Precious stones, whether manufactured or not
  • Printed matter
  • Radio-telegraphic receivers and transmitters and parts for such apparatus
  • Records
  • Securities of any kind payable to bearer
  • Storage medium for the computer
  • Sewing machines
  • Tape recorders
  • Televisions
  • Travellers cheques counterfeit
  • Valuable cultural relics and other relics prohibited as exports
  • Weapons
  • Watches