Procedures for Carrying Plant Seeds, Seedlings and Propagating Materials into China
2009-06-26

 

For plant seeds, seedlings, or other propagating materials, carried by passengers, that are not prescribed in the List of Plants That are Prohibited from Importation for Quarantine Reasons, formalities of examination and approval of quarantine shall be gone through at departments of agriculture or forests in advance in accordance with relevant provisions. Moreover, passengers shall present the Quarantine Form for Introducing Seeds and/or Seedlings for Examination and Approval or the Quarantine Form of Examination and Approval for Introducing Seeds, Seedlings and Other Reproductive Materials (hereinafter referred to as the Quarantine Form of Examination and Approval for Seeds and Seedlings), when entering the country. Those who are unable to apply in advance, for certain reasons, shall apply for making up formalities of examination and approval for quarantine, in accordance with relevant provisions.

For plant seeds, seedlings or other propagating materials, carried by passengers, and specified in the List of Plants That are Prohibited from Importation for Quarantine Reasons, into China for scientific purpose or other special needs, formalities of special examination and approval of quarantine shall be gone through to the AQSIQ in advance in accordance relevant provisions. Moreover, documents as the Entry Animal and Plant Quarantine Permit of People’s Republic of China issued by the AQSIQ and the quarantine certificate and relevant documents officially issued by the export country (or region) shall be provided when the passengers enter the borders.

An inspection and quarantine institution shall, in accordance with provisions provided for in the Quarantine Form of Examination and Approval for Seeds and Seedlings or the Quarantine Permit or other relevant regulations, perform the on-the-spot quarantine on above-mentioned animals and plants, their products or other quarantine objects

For those who fail to provide the Quarantine Form of Examination and Approval for Seeds and Seedlings, the Quarantine Permit or other relevant documents, the inspection and quarantine institution shall undertake temporary detention to the entry animals and plants, their products, or other quarantine objects, and issue the Voucher for Detaining or Quarantine Treatment. Those animal and plants, animal and plant products, or other quarantine objects detained temporarily shall be sealed up on the sites prescribed by the inspection and quarantine institution. The period of detention shall not exceed 7 days, and the expense for preservation shall be borne by the entry or exit personnel. 

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