List of Prohibited and Restricted Items during the China International Import Expo (CIIE) Release date:2018-10-14

Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau has drafted and issued the relevant guidance on prohibited and restricted items during the CIIE, and specified the list of prohibited and restricted items as follows:

I. Prohibited Items

Prohibited items refer to those that violate Chinese laws and regulations. Security personnel shall confiscate prohibited items according to the law, or immediately carry out emergency response, and detain the carriers and relevant people for investigation according to the law, if any such items are found. Prohibited items include:

1. Guns, ammunition and explosives.

2.Replica guns and controlled instruments including crossbows, bows and arrows and daggers.

3. Inflammables and explosives including fireworks and firecrackers, oil and ethyl alcohol.

4. Toxic and corrosive hazardous chemicals and radioactive substances, including but not limited to strong acid, radioactive isotope.

5. Dangerous substances including hazardous biologic preparations and pathogens of infectious diseases.

6. All narcotics, including heroin, cocaine, marijuana and crystal meth.

7. Other items clearly prohibited by China’s laws and regulations.

II. Restricted Items

Restricted items refer to those that are not allowed to be brought into the exhibition halls, since they might affect the security and operation of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), although they do not violate China’s laws and regulations. Security personnel shall require carriers to discard restricted items in the designated containers, or place them (temporarily) in storage, or otherwise dispose them by themselves. Restricted items include:

1. A variety of soft and hard packaged beverages, including but not limited to water, tea, drinks (especially alcoholic ones).

2. Banners, slogans, billboards and other promotional items used for politics, race, religion or business, or those violating China’s laws and regulations.

3. All travel tools, excluding strollers and wheel chairs and including but not limited to mopeds, electric bicycles, motorcycles (including mopeds), scooters, bicycles, skateboards and roller skates.

4. UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and other low, slow and small (LSS) aircrafts.

5. Animals (excluding service animals like guide dogs).

6. Items that easily hurt people, including bats, long sticks, stick umbrellas and sharp objects.

7. Balls, bats, flying saucers and similar items.

8. Cases and bags such as large size, not suitable to be taken into the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) and exhibition halls.

 9. Flags with a developed area of over 2 m * 1 m, and flagpoles longer than 1 m.

10. Unauthorized items that might interfere with the electronic signals of wireless communication, cluster signals in the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), or might prevent others from visiting the exhibition halls, including but limited to laser facilities, public address equipment, interphones and radio equipment.

11. Ignition tools including lighters and matches.

12. Other items that might be hazardous or violate China’s laws and regulations, including injectors, argentina and kites.

III. Notes

1. For any exhibits covering prohibited and restricted items such as knives, exhibitors shall report relevant aspects (including the number of exhibits, admission time, and safety management measures) to the security department in written form before the exhibits enter the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). Exhibitors shall be responsible for the safety of their exhibits.

2. Devoted staff such as the media, with necessary equipment or supplies, can enter the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) after the security check. However, these equipment or supplies shall be strictly managed by the competent department.

3. The maintenance and technical service personnel, with necessary maintenance tools and essential items, can enter the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) after the security check. However, these tools and items shall be strictly managed by the competent department.

4. Professional etiquette personnel and cast members are permitted to take a small number of necessary cosmetics such as mousse and hair spray after identification. But their department must provide a personnel list, and shall make a commitment to guarantee.

5. The prohibited and restricted items do not include: the relatively long carry-on necessary equipment for people with disabilities—wheelchairs, walking sticks, and walking frames, as well as the carry-on necessary repair tools for people with disabilities in wheelchairs.

6. A small amount of first-aid medicine and necessary medical supplies that a disabled person carries are not listed into the prohibited and restricted items, but they shall be brought in after the confirmation of service personnel for people with disabilities.

7. The security personnel shall explain relevant regulations to those examinees carrying special drinks for special populations, such as infant milk and beverages for diabetics, all of which can be carried after on-site trial and registration, and be handled as particular cases.

8. It is allowed to carry with solid drugs within reasonable limits. Drugs in aqueous solutions are not allowed in principle, but to ensure actual needs, they can be taken and handled as particular cases after on-site trial and registration.

9. The individual inspection of laptops shall be conducted in the X-Ray equipment.

10. In principle, examinees with decorative items like flowers shall accept the check in the X-Ray equipment, while large bouquets are checked by the security personnel.

11. For those examinees who declare that they are pregnant or carry a pacemaker, the security personnel shall tell them that the security equipment has no adverse effect and they can accept the security check. When examinees insist not to pass the security door and accept the instrument inspection, the security personnel can conduct the inspection in an unarmed way.

12. For the suspicious airtight objects or packages discarded by examinees, the security personnel shall ask them to pick up quickly and accept unpacking or vessel-opening inspection, or put these things into the X-Ray equipment for inspection if necessary. The carrier shall be at the site during the inspection, and can only be released after safety confirmation.