Rising number of entry animals and plants raises concern
2018-02-07 18:36:00

News came from Jiangsu Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau that 23,369 batches of entry animals and plants were intercepted from carrying or posted into China in 2017, a year-on-year growth of 22.9%. Among them there are 4327 varieties of pests, a year-on-year growth of 20.3%.

Statistic shows that intercepted animals and plants or their products are mainly from hot tourist destinations, such as Thailand, China’s Hong Kong and Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan.

The bureau warned passengers of learning inspection and quarantine requirements before bringing animals or plants into China, to avoid financial loss or even administrative penalty. Six administrative penalties were given by Jiangsu ports for carrying prohibited items last year.

Cross-border online shoppers are also warned of learning these requirements before ordering.

Translated by Zhu Na.

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Source:jschina.com.cn Author:Wei Hong; Chang Hong Editor:Nicky
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