China Custom Regulations Upon entry in the country, tourists needs to fill out a baggage declaration form (in two copies) for the people in customs. You should retain the carbon copy and it needs to be shown when you leave the country. China customs regulations allow you to bring personal belongings without paying duty, but there are still some rules you need to abide by. For example, wristwatches, radios, cameras, and other equipment are allowed to bring in, but they cannot be sold or transferred to others and need to be taken out when leaving the country. Gifts for relatives or friends in China, or articles carried on behalf of other, must be declared as well.
Various weapons such as imitation weapons, ammunition, and explosives ones; Counterfeit money and forged securities; Printed matters like negatives, records, films, audio and video recordings, laser optical video-discs, computer storage media and other articles containing materials deemed harmful to China politically, economically, culturally, or ethically; Deadly poisons like opium, morphine, heroin, marijuana, and other narcotics; Dangerous bacteria, harmful insects, and other harmful animals, plants, and their products; Food, drugs, and other articles from epidemic-stricken areas if such articles may be harmful to human beings and animals China Custom Regulations
When it’s time to go back home, tourists leaving China must submit the baggage declaration form (carbon copy) for customs inspection. Travelers by ship are exempted. Any items purchased in China can be taken out of China or mailed home after relevant receipts is shown to customs inspection staffs.
Arms, ammunition, and explosives Unratified foreign currency, foreign notes, or drafts Any manuscripts, films, pictures, printed documents, audio recordings, etc. that are detrimental to China’s national security Renminbi in cash or other negotiable securities in RMB Radio transmitters/receivers and principle parts Rare or precious copies of books about the Chinese revolution, history, culture are art that are not for sale. Valuable plants, animals, and seeds Precious metals and stones (things declared to the customs are exempted) Any other articles that are prohibited by state regulations.