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Customs Law of the People's Republic of China
(Adopted at the 19th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Sixth National People's Congress on January 22, 1987,Promulgated by Order No. 51 of the President of the People's Republic of China on January 22, 1987, and effective as of July 1, 1987)

Chapter I - General Provisions

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Chapter II - Inward and Outward Means of Transport

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Article 13

Article 14

Article 15

Article 16

Chapter III - Inward and Outward Goods

Article 17

Article 18

Article 19

Article 20

Article 21

Article 22

Article 23

Article 24

Article 25

Article 26

Article 27

Chapter IV - Inward and Outward Articles

Article 28

Article 29

Article 30

Article 31

Article 32

Articles registered with and approved by the Customs for temporarily entering or leaving the territory duty free, shall be taken out or brought into the territory again by the owner. Persons passing through the territory may not leave in the territory, without Customs approval, the articles they carry with them.

Article 33

Article 34

Chapter V - Customs Duties

Article 35

Article 36

Article 37

Article 38

Article 39

Article 40

Article 41

Article 42

Article 43

Article 44

Article 45

Article 46

Chapter VI - Legal Responsibility

Article 47

Article 48

Article 49

Article 50

Article 51

Article 52

Article 53

Article 54

Article 55

Article 56

Chapter VII - Supplementary Provisions

Article 57

Article 58

Article 59

Article 60

Article 61

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Customs Law of the People's Republic of China
(Adopted at the 19th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Sixth National People's Congress on January 22, 1987,Promulgated by Order No. 51 of the President of the People's Republic of China on January 22, 1987, and effective as of July 1, 1987)

Chapter I - General Provisions

Article 4

A Customs establishment shall exercise the following powers:

(1) To check inward and outward means of transport and examine inward and outward goods and articles: to detain those entering or leaving the territory in violation of this Law or other relevant laws and regulations.

(2) To examine the papers and identifications of persons entering or leaving the territory; to interrogate those suspected of violating this Law or other relevant laws and regulations, and investigate their illegal activities;

(3) To examine and make copies of contracts, invoices, book accounts, bills, records, documents, business letters and cables, audio and video products and other materials related to the inward and outward means of transport, goods and articles; to detain those related to the means or other relevant laws and regulations;

(4) To search, within a Customs surveillance zone and the specified coastal or border area in the vicinity of a Customs establishment, means of transport suspected of involvement in smuggling, and storage places suspected of concealing smuggled goods and articles, and to search persons suspected criminal smuggler may be detained and handed over to judicial organ. Such detention shall not exceed 24 hours and, under special circumstances, may be extended to 48 hours.

The scope of the specified coastal or border area in the vicinity of a Customs establishment shall be defined by the General Customs Administration and the public security department under the State Council in conjunction with the relevant provincial people's governments;

(5) Customs officers may chase means of transport or persons defying and escaping from Customs supervision an control to places beyond a customs surveillance zone or the specified coastal or border area in the vicinity of a Customs establishment and bring them back to be properly dealt with; and

(6) A Customs establishment may be provided with arms for the performance of its duties. Rules governing the carrying and use of arms by Customs officers shall be drawn up by the General Customs Administration jointly with the public security department under the State Council and reported to the State Council for approval.


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