Departure is relatively much simpler.
On departure, travelers must fill in Exit Registration
Cards and have their passports and visas checked. All articles
you have declared on the Customs Luggage Declaration Form
upon arrival should be brought out of China. If any item is
missing, a certificate by the relevant department is required
or else a certain amount of import duty would be charged on
it. All the articles detained by the customs upon your arrival,
except those are already rotted or out of date, could be gotten
Also there are two channels for your choice.
Anyone matches condition listed as followings should take
the red channel:
Anyone taking with antiques, valuable articles
Anyone taking with the articles that were required
to take out of China when entering
When the amount of sliver, gold and currency
you take exceeds that you has declared when entering
When the articles you taking go beyond the limitation
(in amount or sum) of the customs
Restrictions on some exporting articles:
Antiques earlier than 1795, ancient paintings
and calligraphy as well as some modern ones
are forbidden to export.
Receipt of the antique is required on departure.
All the antiques you brought in China should
bear a red seal, otherwise they would be confiscated by the
customs without compensation.
B. Gold and Silver
Purchase receipt should be presented to the
customs when you prepare to export some gold
or silver ornaments you bought in China.
C. Traditional Chinese Medicinal Materials
To those who go abroad, the total value of Chinese
medicinal materials should be less than
RMB 300 yuan; to those heading for Hong Kong and Macau, the
upper limit is RMB 150 yuan.
Medicinal materials made from rare animal, such
as muskiness, antler, leopard and tiger bone,
rhinoceros horn and elephant skin, are restricted or forbidden
Note: The value of these materials is based
on the purchase receipt you got from the store.
Travelers who want to convert Renminbi (RMB)
back to foreign currency at the airport before leaving
China will be required to show the exchange slip provided
when they exchanged foreign currency into
RMB on arrival or at banks.
The total amount of currency each people could
take out is less than RMB 6000 yuan.
Followings are some items which are forbidden
All the articles which are forbidden to import
Valuable cultural relics and rare books relating
to Chinese history, culture, and art
Endangered animals, plants and their seeds
Printed materials, films, tapes, photos and
others that are related to state secrets