The importation of a small amount of a drug to meet the urgent clinical needs of a medical treatment unit or for the personal use of an individual is to follow the importation procedures stipulated by Customs.
[Article 29] Where the supply of Chinese medicinal materials or prepared Chinese medicine is not sufficient for the Chinese domestic market, the State Council department responsible for health administration has the power to restrict or prohibit its export.
[Article 30] In order to import or export narcotic drugs or psychotropic drugs which come within the scope laid down by the department of the State Council administering health, it is necessary to hold an "Import License" or "Export License" issued by the department of the State Council administering health.
[Article 31] Medicinal materials which have been newly discovered or introduced from abroad may only be sold where they have been examined and approved by the department of the province, autonomous region or municipality under the direct control of the Central Government administering health.
[Article 32] Detailed provisions for the administration of local customarily used folk medicines will be laid down by the State Council department responsible for health administration.