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I am reading over the customs declarations for China and it says for outbound travelers (leaving China) all jewelry must be declared. It does not specify jewelry that you brought in to China or bought in China. I would assume they only mean items purchased in China, but I do not like to make assumptions when the consequences could be severe. If I bring jewelry to China to give to my fiance and she leaves China with it, do we need to declare this? I cannot find a clear answer.

For the entry, since I am not leaving anything in China, it seems I do not need to declare it. But for exiting, it says jewelry must be declared, without mentioning if the jewelry was purchased in China or not.

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I am reading over the customs declarations for China and it says for outbound travelers (leaving China) all jewelry must be declared. It does not specify jewelry that you brought in to China or bought in China. I would assume they only mean items purchased in China, but I do not like to make assumptions when the consequences could be severe. If I bring jewelry to China to give to my fiance and she leaves China with it, do we need to declare this? I cannot find a clear answer.

For the entry, since I am not leaving anything in China, it seems I do not need to declare it. But for exiting, it says jewelry must be declared, without mentioning if the jewelry was purchased in China or not.

Simplest --> Keep the US purchased jewelry until she get here.

Desire to show off to other's is a fluffy way to live a life...and all that is going to do is create jealousy.

Simpler --> Declare to Chinese customs all jewelry that you take to China.

That said, everyday, travelers are going in and out of China wearing their normal jewelry

and I'm pretty sure majority of them are not declaring them...but this is VJ site and we

don't promote cheating...so do the right thing...especially if she has a bulk that

she will be carrying with her. That's both in China and in US customs.


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Here are the parts that relate to me specifically:

Can you give specific information about the things need to be declared?

Entering China: 1. Any item that will be left in China whose value exceeds 2,000 CNY

Exiting China: 2. Gold, silver and other valuable items

I will not be leaving anything in China, so I have no problem entering. But see exiting China, they say declare gold and other valuable items. It does not say anything about where I got the items etc.

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Simplest --> Keep the US purchased jewelry until she get here.

Desire to show off to other's is a fluffy way to live a life...and all that is going to do is create jealousy.

Simpler --> Declare to Chinese customs all jewelry that you take to China.

That said, everyday, travelers are going in and out of China wearing their normal jewelry

and I'm pretty sure majority of them are not declaring them...but this is VJ site and we

don't promote cheating...so do the right thing...especially if she has a bulk that

she will be carrying with her. That's both in China and in US customs.

Thank you for the advice. It is not really to show off, but if her family sees her leave China with me and I don't even give her a wedding ring they will think I am a poor idiot and they will be very worried about her well-being. They would really be worried about her haha.

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I assume exiting is same limit as entering, for gold, which is 2 oz or under, no need declare.

I dunno.


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I assume exiting is same limit as entering, for gold, which is 2 oz or under, no need declare.

I dunno.

I think I am worrying about it too much.

I will just bring the ring, give it to her, and not declare anything since I am not leaving anything there. I will give her the other stuff in USA.

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I have not read up on this, but if my memory serves correct... your suppose to claim anything you bought or gifts received abroad upon returning to US.

Its cool you want to give the expensive jewelry to your fiancee.. I would just be sure to keep it very close, that should be your only worries.

Now what I would do... bring all the jewelry, bring all the sales receipts with you, when you come back..I believe your coming back to U.S. with your fiancee...carry the items on you so there you have no need to declare the jewelry because you brought it with you, and bringing it back.

As the other responce before me said... they don't promote cheating.. well I believe in dont Tell. That's me though. I've bought and brought a lot of items back for myself, for gifts, and to sell.. Always declared 200 to 300 USD on the card we fill out upon returning to US.. that of course is not even close,.. but anyways, I have never been searched or items confiscated. Only once leaving Shanghai was I stopped and taken to the security room to search and confiscate an item from my check in luggage. It wasn't jewelry that's for sure..haha!

I honestly think your stressing over nothing. Relax, enjoy the moment. good luck to you!

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I have not read up on this, but if my memory serves correct... your suppose to claim anything you bought or gifts received abroad upon returning to US.

Its cool you want to give the expensive jewelry to your fiancee.. I would just be sure to keep it very close, that should be your only worries.

Now what I would do... bring all the jewelry, bring all the sales receipts with you, when you come back..I believe your coming back to U.S. with your fiancee...carry the items on you so there you have no need to declare the jewelry because you brought it with you, and bringing it back.

As the other responce before me said... they don't promote cheating.. well I believe in dont Tell. That's me though. I've bought and brought a lot of items back for myself, for gifts, and to sell.. Always declared 200 to 300 USD on the card we fill out upon returning to US.. that of course is not even close,.. but anyways, I have never been searched or items confiscated. Only once leaving Shanghai was I stopped and taken to the security room to search and confiscate an item from my check in luggage. It wasn't jewelry that's for sure..haha!

I honestly think your stressing over nothing. Relax, enjoy the moment. good luck to you!

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