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Which animals / plants are individuals prohibited from conveying in or out of – or posting to and from – China?

Photo: Which animals / plants are individuals prohibited from conveying in or out of – or posting to and from – China?
Photo: Which animals / plants are individuals prohibited from conveying in or out of – or posting to and from – China?

According to standing mainland regulatory requirements, the following items cannot be posted or conveyed in or out of China:

  • Animals and Animal Products
    Live animals (except cats and dogs – see Note below), raw / cooked meats and their derivatives, aquatic animal products, animal-derived milk and milk products, eggs and their derivatives, bird’s nest products (except canned bird’s nests)
  • Plants and Plant Products
    Fresh fruits and vegetables, tobacco leaves, seeds / seedlings and any other plant materials that may later be cultivated
  • Sundry
    Biomaterials, such as animal / plant pathogenic micro-organisms (including bacterial or viral seed cultures), blood and blood derivatives, animal carcasses / specimens, soil and genetically-modified biomaterials

Such restrictions, however, do not apply to any animals, plants, derivatives or other items approved by the relevant national administrative department and issued a quarantine certificate by the appropriate authority in their country or territory of origin or of most recent residence.

[Note: Each individual is only allowed to convey one pet, such as a cat or a dog, which is the subject of the required animal quarantine and vaccination certificate, as issued by the appropriate authority in their country or territory of origin or of most recent residence]

For further details, please access the following link:

Customs Authority Granted Oversight of All Items Personally Conveyed In or Out of China

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