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China Customs Regulation

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Guide to Customs Clearance of Inward and Outward Passengers


Ⅰ.Choosing Channel
In the customs inspection place, there are two channels set up for passengers to go through customs: “Having-things-to-declare Channel” and “Nothing-to-declare Channel”.
1. Passengers who have nothing to declare may go through the “Nothing-to-declare Channel” and accept the inspection. Any passenger violate the regulations should be dealt with by the customs according to Customs Law of the People’s Republic of China and Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Implementing Customs Administrative Penalty.
2. Passengers who do not understand the customs regulation or have things to declare shall go through the “Having-things-to-declare Channel” , finish the declaration in a written format at the counter marked “GOODS TO DECLARE” and show valid entry and exit documents when you pass through the customs inspection place. Declaration of any other form or in any other place or at any other time shall be regarded as invalid.
3. Non-resident passengers holding the diplomatic courtesy visa granted from the competent department of the People’s Republic of China and other passengers exempting from Customs examination shall present the passport (or other valid inward and outward papers) and identification of their own to Customs for appropriate courteous reception.

II. Declaration of Articles
ⅰ. Principle: Baggage carried by passengers shall be limited to reasonable quantities for personal use. Goods or articles which have exceeded the limited quantity should declare to customs.
ⅱ. The following inward passengers shall finish the Baggage Declaration Form and choose the channel marked “GOODS TO DECLARE” Channel and declare all the articles as required:
1. Passengers carrying dutiable articles or limited duty-free articles which belong to category II、III in Articles Classification Form for Inward and Outward Passengers (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 RMB 20,000 in cash, or gold, silver and ornaments made thereof over 50g in weight
4. Passengers carrying foreign currencies in cash which exceed USD 5,000. Passengers carrying foreign currencies in cash exceed USD1000 outward second time or above within 15 days. Passengers carrying foreign currencies in cash exceed USD500 inward and outward going back and forth many times in the same day.
5. Passengers carrying goods of commercial value, samples or articles other than personal belongings.
6. Passengers carrying animals, plants, and products made thereof which are under the control of China Quarantine Law.
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.


ⅲ.The following outward passengers shall finish the Baggage Declaration Form and choose the channel marked “GOODS TO DECLARE” Channel 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. Passengers carrying foreign currencies in cash which exceed USD 20,000.
4. Passengers carrying foreign currencies in cash which exceed USD 5,000 exceeding the last inward declaration or falling to get the Permit in the competent sub-bureau of the State Administration of Exchange Control. Passengers carrying foreign currencies in cash exceed USD1000 outward second time or above within 15 days. Passengers carrying foreign currencies in cash exceed USD500 inward and outward going back and forth many times in the same day.
5. Passengers carrying gold, silver and ornaments made thereof over 50g in weight exceeding the last inward declaration or falling to get the permit.
6. Passengers carrying cultural relics.
7. Passengers carrying goods of commercial value and samples.
8. Passengers carrying articles exceed the limited value and quantity, or other limitations according to the Customs regulations.
9. 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.

III. Customs Inspection
1. Inward and outward articles shall be subject to customs inspection.
2. The customs designate when and where the articles shall be inspected. The owner of articles shall attend the inspection, and shall be responsible for moving, unpacking and repacking the articles.
3. Passengers shall voluntarily show their valid identity documents to the customs in the effect that the customs could confirm their identities and the releasing standard accordingly.

IV. Payment of Duties
1. The customs valuation of inward and outward articles shall be determined by the customs according to law. Import tax =dutiable value × import tax rate
2. The payment of duties on inward or outward articles shall be made by taxpayer prior to their release by the customs.
3. Where the taxpayer is involved in a dispute over duty payment with the customs, he shall pay the duties, and may apply for administrative reconsideration in accordance with relevant regulations. The application shall be made within 60 days since the day of the duty payment. The customs accept no application which is made over the 60-day limit. If the decision is still considered unacceptable, the taxpayer may file a suit in a people’s court according to law.

V. Other Regulations
1. Seals affixed by the Customs shall not be opened or broken without Customs authorization.
2. Articles upon approval by and registration with the Customs, temporarily entering or leaving the territory with the exemption from duties and taxes, are required to be taken out or brought in by the person, who originally carried them into or outside the territory.
3. The Customs shall, in accordance with Customs Law of the People’s Republic of China, dispose of the inward and outward articles declared to be abandoned by the owner, the articles for which the Customs formalities are not completed or to which no one makes a claim.
4. Passenger having inward unaccompanied baggage shall declare to the customs when entering the territory. The customs formality of outward unaccompanied baggage shall be completed before leaving the territory by the owner with his valid identity documents.
5. Passenger, carrying or mailing articles listed on the List of Articles Prohibited by the People’s Republic of China from Entering or Leaving the Territory, fails to declare them to the customs but does not evade customs control by concealment, disguise or other means, such articles shall be confiscated, or be ordered to be returned, or be destroyed or undergo technical treatment under customs’ control.
6. The act of carrying articles which exceed reasonable quantity for personal use and other acts of violating the laws or regulations of customs, shall undergo penalty by the customs according to Customs Law of the People’s Republic of China and Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Implementing Customs Administrative Penalty.

 

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