Xiamen Customs Seizes Endangered Corals and Conchs Carried Inward

Customs seizure of madrepore and cassis cornuta products illegally carried in


A few days ago, Xiamen Airport Customs House intercepted an inbound passenger illegally carrying coral and conch products, which were identified to be two sets of madrepore and two pieces of Cassis Cornuta, totaling 9.3 kilograms, and have been detained by the Customs so far.


Madrepore is listed in Appendix II of the “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora” (CITES), and Cassis Cornuta belongs to China’s second-class protected wild aquatic animals. By Chinese law, posting or carrying endangered wildlife and their products inward/outward must be declared to Customs on the strength of the permit issued by the Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office of China. Besides, aquatic animals are risky of epidemic transmission, so the passengers are prohibited from carrying aquatic animals and their products as per the “Catalogue of Animals, Plants, Animal and Plant Products and Other Quarantine Objects Prohibited from being Carried or Posted into China”.



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