Ginseng, bamboo, and bird's nest

Ginseng

Allowed if: It is dried roots, sliced roots, powdered, made into pills, made into tea, or a ginseng extract.
Extra tip: Some ginseng are protected under a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora  (CITES), like shi yang and reshen. They may require CITES documentation to be imported or may be prohibited.
Weight limit None
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes

 

Bamboo

Example: Crystallised bamboo
Allowed if: It is preserved, blanched, bleached, crystallised, glaced, jellied, pickled, canned, cooked, baked or salted.
Weight limit: None
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes

 

Bird's nest

Allowed if: It is instant bird's nest that is retorted (completely cooked and in an airtight package) and it is commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, and does not require refrigeration.
Extra tip: Not allowed into New Zealand if fresh, dry or raw.
Weight limit: 2kg
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes

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