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Regulatory Report: China - Importing and Exporting Hemp, Cannabis and CBD

  • ID: 5360373
  • Report
  • June 2021
  • Region: China
  • 10 pages
  • CBD Intel
Unlike import, export of CBD products is not strictly controlled in China and mainly depends on the rules of the destination country. This report takes a closer look at import and export regulation in China, covering hemp, CBD and cannabis, including full/broad-spectrum extracts, CBD isolate and finished products (food, cosmetics and vaping).

Cannabis, cannabis resin, extracts and tinctures are listed in the Chinese catalogue of narcotic drugs and psychotropic drugs, meaning they cannot be imported for commercial purposes or purchased from overseas by consumers.

While the Customs Order No.43 explicitly prohibits cannabis entry to China, these substances could still qualify for a narcotic and psychotropic drugs import and export permit. According to the application guidance, the import licence can only be approved for medical and scientific purposes.

Find out more about import and export in this report.
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1 Executive summary

2 Cannabis

3 Hemp

4 CBD isolate

5 Full/broad-spectrum extracts

6 Finished products

7 Relevant laws

8 Relevant bodies
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General Methodology/Sources

  • Consumer and market participant (manufacturer/brand) surveys.
  • Consolidation of publicly available information.
  • Legal tracking through legal database checking and sourcing information from government regulators and other law-making bodies.
  • Pricing and product information from online and offline retail data gathering, including local fieldwork teams.
  • Findings from key industry events and interviews with leading market players and opinion leaders.
  • Partnerships with leading research agencies.
  • Quantitative and qualitative research and client collaborations.
  • Cross-referenced data between markets.
  • Tamarind Media proprietary market model.

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