Contraband Goods Prohibited by Customs

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-07-04

Customs Check
Ⅰ. Regulation of the Customs Clearance for Inward and Outward Passengers
Passengers entering or leaving the country without articles that need to be declared to the customs are not required to fill in the Baggage Declaration Form of the Customs of the People’s Republic of China, and he shall go through the customs formalities through the “Channel of Non-declaration”.
Passengers entering or leaving the country with articles required to be declared shall fill in the Declaration and choose the “Channel of Declaration”.
Ⅱ. Regulation for Inward Passengers
The following inward passengers shall finish the Baggage Declaration Form and choose the “Channel of Declaration” and declare all the articles as required:
1. Passengers carrying dutiable articles or limited duty-free articles which belong to categories II and III in Classification and Limitation of Importing or Exporting Articles (excluding allowed duty-free tobacco & alcoholic beverages).
2. Non-resident passengers or resident passengers with re-entry visa issued by the destination country (area) carry trip necessities exceeding the limitation set by the Customs, i.e. one camera, one portable radio-recorder, one mini movie-camera, one portable video-recorder, one portable character-processor.
3. Passengers carrying more than RMB20,000 in cash, or gold, silver and ornaments made thereof over 50g in weight.
4. Non-resident Passengers carrying foreign currencies in cash which exceed the value of USD5,000 in equivalence.
5、Resident Passengers carrying foreign currencies in cash which exceed the value of USD2,000 in equivalence.
6. Passengers carrying goods of commercial value, samples or articles other than personal belongings.
7. Passengers carrying animals, plants, and products made thereof which are under the control of China Quarantine Law, or other articles which are required to have inspection before passing through the Customs.
Passengers that do not understand the Customs regulations or do not know how to choose the right channel shall choose the “Channel of Declaration” to go through the declaration formalities.
Except the passengers listed above, the other Passengers may choose the “Channel of Non-declaration” to go through the Customs without declaration.
Ⅲ.. Regulation for Outward Passengers
The following outward passengers shall finish the Baggage Declaration Form and choose the “Channel of Declaration” and declare all the articles as required:
1. Passengers carrying camera, portable radio-recorder, mini movie-camera, portable video-recorder, portable character-processor, and any other trip necessities which will be taken back to China Customs territory after the trip.
2. Passengers failing to re-export the original of imported articles that should be taken outward or to complete the Customs clearance for temporarily imported duty-free articles.
3. Non-resident Passengers carrying foreign currencies in cash which exceed the value of USD5,000 in equivalence.
4. Resident Passengers carrying foreign currencies in cash which exceed the value of USD2,000 in equivalence.
5. Outbound passengers carrying foreign currency securities, comparing with the foreign currency regulations, the extra amount shall be reported to the foreign exchange management authority for approval, the Customs release it according to the approval.
6. Passengers carrying more than RMB20,000 in cash.
7. Passengers carrying foreign currencies, gold, silver and ornaments made thereof exceed the declared quota or without export license or certificates.
8. Passengers carrying cultural relics.
9. Passengers carrying goods of commercial value and samples.
10. Passengers carrying articles exceed the limited value and quantity, or other limitations according to the Customs regulations.
11. Passengers carrying animals, plants, and products made thereof which are under the control of China Quarantine Law, or other articles which are required to have inspection before passing through the Customs.
Passengers that do not understand the Customs regulations or do not know how to choose the right channel shall choose the “Channel of Declaration” to go through the declaration formalities.
Except the passengers listed above, the other Passengers may choose the “Channel of Non-declaration” to go through the Customs without declaration.
Ⅳ. Classification and Limitation of Importing or Exporting Articles
Cloth, clothes, shoes, hats, the arts and handicrafts, and other daily necessities at the value of under RMB1000 (including RMB1000) Tobacco goods, alcoholic beverages Daily necessities of the value between RMB1000 to RMB5000 (including RMB5000 )
-- Passengers can carry the articles listed above into and out of China Customs territory, but subject to the following limitations:
1. Articles belonging to category I shall be limited to reasonable quantities for personal use. The value of more than RMB 800, less than RMB 1000 of each item is limited to one.
2. Residents from Hong Kong or Macao Special Administrative Region and passengers traveling back and forth to the two places for personal reasons, may bring in, free of duty and internal revenue tax, 200 sticks of cigarettes, or 50 sticks of cigars, or 250 grams of cut tobacco and a bottle of alcoholic beverages containing 12 per cent alcohol upwards (less than 0.75 liter); other passengers may bring in, free of duty and internal revenue tax, 400 sticks of cigarettes, or 100 sticks of cigars, or 500 grams of cut tobacco and 2 bottles of alcoholic beverages containing 12 per cent alcohol upwards (less than 1.5 liters).
3. Inward passengers may bring one article within category III every year in the Gregorian calendar by paying duty.
4. The value of articles in this table is determined by the customs after duty-paid.
5. There are other relevant provisions for items listed in this table beyond the limit value.
6. For passengers less than 16 years old, clearance shall be given only to the first class.
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