Important cultural relics confiscated according to law by public security organs， the Customs and the departments for the administration of industry and commerce shall be turned over to the departments for cultural administration.
CHAPTER VI TAKING CULTURAL RELICS OUT OF CHINA
Article 27 Cultural relics to be exported or to be taken out of the country by individuals must be declared to the Customs in advance and examined by the department for cultural administration of a province， an autonomous region or a municipality directly under the Central Government designated by the state department for cultural administration before export certificates are granted.
Cultural relics leaving the country must be shipped out at designated ports. Cultural relics which， after examination， are not permitted to leave the country may be requisitioned by the state through purchase.
Article 28 It shall be prohibited to take out of the country any cultural relics of significant historical， artistic or scientific value， with the exception of those to be shipped abroad for exhibition with the approval of the State Council.