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(Apr 02, 2008) On March 14, 2008, the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) issued an announcement on measures to tighten passenger airline security. Under the new measures, passengers may no longer carry liquid products on board domestic scheduled flights; the items may be shipped as long as they are packed in conformity with the relevant civil aviation provisions. Passengers may carry a small amount of cosmetics for their own use, limited to one item of each type of cosmetic, with each container weighing no more than 100 milliliters and placed in a separate bag so that the bottles can be opened for inspection. Travelers from abroad who have to transfer to domestic airlines at Chinese airports should have the duty-free liquid goods that they are bringing into China placed in a sealed, clear plastic bag that is in good condition. They must also show a proof of purchase for the items and they will only be permitted to carry the items with them after a passing security inspection. When purchasing their tickets, passengers with children may request the airline company to provide them with in-flight liquid dairy products without charge; indispensable liquid medicines carried by diabetics or persons suffering from other diseases, after being cleared by a security check, are to be handed over to the flight crew for storage.

According to the announcement, the relevant provisions of the CAAC's March 17, 2007, "Announcement on Restrictions on Liquid Goods Carried Aboard Domestic Airplanes" still apply to the liquid goods carried by international and domestic airline passengers. The announcement also points out that passengers themselves will bear responsibility for any harm to the aircraft or other consequences resulting from a violation of the new provisions. (Guanyu jinzhi lüke suizhen xiedai yetai wupin chengzuo guonei hang ban de gonggao, General Administration of Civil Aviation of China Web Site, Mar. 14, 2008, available at http://www.caac.gov.cn/A1/200803/t20080318_12978.html; Min Hang Zong Ju chutai an jian xin guiding: guonei hang ban lüke jinzhi xiedai yetai wupin [CAAC presents new provisions on security inspections: passengers on domestic scheduled flights forbidden to carry liquid goods], XINHUANET, Mar. 13, 2008, available at http://news.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2008-03/13/content_7784334.htm.)

Author: Wendy Zeldin More by this author
Topic: Transportation and public works More on this topic
Jurisdiction: China More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 04/02/2008