在一般情況下，大部分國家是允許遊客將一些經過海關和農業部檢測過的少量花旗參作為”個人物品” ( Personal Artifacts)攜帶出入境的。香港經濟貿易辦事處 (The Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office) 就攜帶乾花旗參進入香港而發表以下聲明作為指引。若符合以下三點，則無需提交花旗參出口證明：1、合法購買；2、親自攜帶或放於行李中；3、個人自用少量（非商業用途）。具體內容請參閱: http://www.hketosf.gov.hk
Unfortunately, there is no clear written rule(s) applies carrying American Ginseng (dry root) as personal artifacts through Customs (Internationally). It is because American Ginseng is still protected under Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). However, on many occasions/circumstance, it depends on the Country and Customs agent’s discretion at the Port of Entry, such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Australia….. etc. In many occasion, a small quantity of American Ginseng can be claimed as “Personal Artifacts” by tourist and let through Customs and Department of Agriculture in certain Countries. The Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office issued the following statement as a guideline for carrying ginseng dry root into Hong Kong: “Exemption is provided for American ginseng into Hong Kong as personal or household effects, and an export permit is NOT required if it is:
Carried by a person or included in personal luggage; and
Mailing order is NOT recommended without proper documents as well. Most of the countries will inspect all packages for terrorism and contrabands. Therefore, American Ginseng may alos misunderstanded as “Wild Ginseng Root”, and will be likely, sieze, return and/or confiscate the package. We may suggest to callers by selecting our ginseng products from https://taizi.jd.com/ for shipping out of country purpose.
For the commercial export, there is a CITES Certificate that can be obtained from a Licensed Ginseng Supplier and validated by the USDA before export to another country legally.
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office website issued the statement/guildline regarding carrying American Ginseng into Hong Kong. The conditions of carrying American Ginseng through Hong Kong Custom are listed below (1, 2, & 3):
Advise the caller to call the Hotline number before departure with Ginseng.