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Shanghai Legislation

Items which are forbidden to bring into China

• Guns, imitation arms or toy weapons, ammunitions and explosives of all kinds

• Counterfeit currency and securities

• Printed matter, films, photos, gramophone records, cinematographic films, loaded recording tapes and video-tapes, compact discs (video & audio), storage media for computers and other articles which are detrimental to the political, economic, cultural and ethics of China Deadly poisons of all kinds

• Opium, heroin, morphine, marijuana and other narcotic or hallucinatory drugs

• Infected animals, plants and products; injurious insects and other harmful organisms

• Foodstuffs, medicines and other articles coming from epidemic-stricken areas or those easy to spread diseases

The following are restricted exports item:

Antiques earlier than 1795, ancient paintings and calligraphy as well as some modern ones are not permitted to take out.
Receipt or export form of the antiques is required to be produced on departure. Antiques that were brought in China should bear a red seal; otherwise the customs department without any refunds or compensations would confiscate it.

Gold and Silver
Any gold or silver items that is purchased in China and are intended to be exported, requires the purchasing receipt and should be presented to the customs.

Traditional Chinese Medicinal Products
The total value of traditional Chinese medicinal products to be taken abroad should not exceed RMB 300 yuan.
As for those heading to Hong Kong and Macau, the maximum amount permitted is RMB 150 yuan.

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