Gongbei Customs announced on the 24th that as of that day, the customs had investigated and processed 249 batches of bird's nest products brought into China illegally by passengers at Gongbei Port in Zhuhai this year, a year-on-year increase of 74%.
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It is understood that most of these bird's nests were carried illegally by outbound travellers from the Mainland. Due to failure to provide relevant animal and plant quarantine examination and approval certificates, customs officials intercepted, destroyed or returned bird's nests according to law.
"Bird's nest has always been regarded as a tonic, but many travelers do not know that bird's nest is a kind of animal and plant products that are prohibited from being carried in and mailed to China. Therefore, the entry of bird's nest into the country has been" planted "during customs inspection." The relevant person in charge of Gongbei Customs said that the bird's nest is made from the saliva secretion of swallows. Passengers who carry inbound bird's nests of unknown origin and without quarantine are at risk of transmitting highly pathogenic bird flu. According to the "People's Republic of China Prohibited from Carrying and Mailing Animals, Plants and Their Products", bird's nests (except canned bird's nests) are prohibited from entering the country.
According to reports, currently only pre-packaged ready-to-eat bird's nest products made through high-temperature sterilization and deep processing, such as canned bird's nest in sugared water, are allowed to be carried and mailed into the country, and other forms of bird's nest or bird's nest products are prohibited to be carried and mailed into the country.
The customs reminds you that you should take the initiative to understand relevant laws and regulations on animal and plant quarantine when entering or leaving the country. Do not bring prohibited items into the country, prevent the introduction of animal and plant epidemic diseases, avoid unnecessary economic losses, and jointly maintain ecological security. Author: Dengyuan Wen Guoqiang (End)