Articles Prohibited from Being Carried into China


(1) In accordance with the provision prescribed in the Paragraph 1, Article 5 of the Law of People’s Republic of China on Entry-Exit Animal and Plant Quarantine, animals prohibited from entering China defined by the State include:

a. Pathogenic micro-organisms (including seed cultures of bacteria and viruses) of animals and plants, insect pests and other harmful organisms);

b. Relevant animals and plants, their products and other quarantine objects from countries or regions with prevalent epidemic animal or plant diseases;

c. Animal carcasses; and

d. Soil.

(2) Following plants, plant products shall not be carried into China, in accordance with provisions provided for in the List of Plants That are Prohibited from Importation for Quarantine Reasons:

Zea mays, soybean seeds, stem tubers or other propagating materials of solanum tuberosum, sprouts and quicksets of ulmus species, seedlings and cions of  pinus specicies,  seedlings, sprouts and seeds of hevea species, propagating materials and leafs of nicotiana species, Triticum aestivuml (commodity), fruit, solanceous vegetables (eggplants, chilli, and tomatoes, etc.), phytopathogen (including bacterial strains, virus strains, etc. ), insect pests, harmful organisms, and other genetically modified materials, and soil.

(3) Following animals and animal products shall not be carried into China, in accordance with provisions provided for in the Catalogue of Animals, Animal Products and Other Quarantine Objects Prohibited from Being Carried or Posted into the People’s Republic of China:

Animals: Gallus domestiaus, Anatidae, Chrysolophus amherstiae, Strigiformes, Columba livia, Coturnix coturnix, Aves , Leporidae, Rattus norvegicus, Mus musculus, Cavia porcellus, Sciurus vulgaris, Eutamiassibiricus, Ranidae, snakes, Lacertilia, Crocodylidae, Ranidae, Metaphire posthuma, Fruticicolidae, fishes, macruran, brachyuran, Cercopithecidae, Manis pentadactyla, Felis lynx, Apis, and Bombyxmori, etc.

Animal products: sperm, embryos, germ cells, graines, raw meats, preserved hams, sausages, brawns, bacons, eggs, aquatic products, fresh milk, whey powder, hides and skin, mane, bone, blood, blood meal, grease, and viscera, etc.

Other quarantine objects: bacterial strains, virus strains, pest strains, cells, blood serum, animal specimen, animal carcass, animal wastes, and products may be contaminated by infectious disease pathogens.

(4) The blood products and used articles as prescribed explicitly by the state and other relevant articles prohibited from entering China.

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