Without the relevant permits you cannot export from China the following items:

  • Cultural Relics
  • Important documents dating from various historical periods; paintings; sculptures; antiques; arms;calligraphists’ works. And everything of historical, artistic or scientific value.

  • Jewelry
  • As for gold, silver, other precious metals, precious and semi-precious stones, and jewelry made of these metals, proper documents, and a cheque should accompanythe package.

  • Medicines
  • If the amount exceeds $500

Export restrictions

There are special export quotes for this type of medicinal products to be exported from China. For example, sugar or rice fall under tariff rate quota (TRQ) administration, and only a limited amount of it can be exported. This is due to the fact that the production of sugar and rice meets the needs of just 70% of the Chinese population, and the country has to import the rest from Vietnam and Thailand.