China Post Forbidden Item List


China Post Forbidden Item List

Items with battery inside such as Mobile Phone, Walkie Talkie,Laptop, tablet,iPad etc.
Magnetic item such as headphone, earphone, speaker, amplifier, MP3, scanner etc.
Dangerous arms such as gun, pistol, bullet, knife, gun powder etc
*All liquid item
*All chemical items which are poisonous, inflammable, explosive and hazardous.
*All items with copyright problem such as pirate CD/DVD, replica brands clothes,shoes and accessories etc.
*Other illegal item such as drugs, human organ etc.
If you have above mentioned items and detected by safety or customs officer, the parcel will be rejected or even destroyed. For a specific item, this policy is performed as per officer’s personal judgement. Therefore, even not quite common, it is possible that same kind of products might be released or rejected by different officers in different customs or airports .

The forbidden item list and policy are keep changing by China Government, China Post and airline authorities, we will do our best to keep above list updated with latest policy.


What does “Import Customs Scan” mean?


If you got the status of “Import Customs Scan”, there are two possibilities :
1)If the parcel was original shipped from China and the LOCATION column shows as a China City such as Beijing,Shanghai etc, then it means the parcel was returned back to China from oversea country. Normally the parcel will be send back to shipper and recipient will NOT receive this parcel in future unless the shipper pay extra shipping fee and send it again.

2)If the parcel was original shipped from China and the LOCATION column shows as recipient’s country, it means the parcel has arrived destination country import customs and will be delivered as soon as the customs clearance finishes.

3)If the parcel was original shipped from other country outside China and the LOCATION column shows as a China City such as Beijing,Shanghai etc,then it means the parcel has arrived China and will be delivered as soon as the customs clearance finishes.


What does “Import Security Scan” mean?


If you got the status of “Import Security Scan”, there are two possibilities :
1)If the parcel was original shipped from China and the LOCATION column shows as a China City such as Beijing,Shanghai etc, then it means the parcel was returned back to China from oversea country. Normally the parcel will be send back to shipper and recipient will NOT receive this parcel in future unless the shipper pay extra shipping fee and send it again.

2)If the parcel was original shipped from China and the LOCATION column shows as recipient’s country, it means the parcel has arrived destination country import customs and will be delivered as soon as the customs clearance finishes.

3)If the parcel was original shipped from other country outside China and the LOCATION column shows as a China City such as Beijing,Shanghai etc,then it means the parcel has arrived China and will be delivered as soon as the customs clearance finishes.


What does “sent to airline” mean?How long will it arrive after “sent to airline”?


“Sent to airline” means China Post has given the parcel to airline company. It does NOT necessarily mean the parcel has been on plane.

The ‘sent to airline’ status will stuck for long time until the parcel arrives an airport which has scanning service. This might take 2 to 4 weeks in regular season and 4 to 6 weeks in holiday season. Normally the parcel should have arrived destination country when new status shows up.

If over 30 days (or 45 days in rush season) after “sent to airline” and you still do not receive the parcel, then you should be cautious. The parcel might be lost or seriously delayed somewhere outside China. You should open a dispute to claim your money back from seller. check the post How to claim refund for lost parcel?