Travelling with Ginseng

It is legal to transport cultivated North American ginseng out of Canada, including into Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES): If you are transporting less than 4.5 kilograms of cultivated North American ginseng root out of Canada, a CITES export permit administered by the Canadian Wildlife Service must be attached to each package.

Authorized Canadian retailers provide necessary documents at purchase for customers, including CITES export permits and commercial CITES export permits.


We, FOSETTER, are an authorized Canadian retailer. When purchasing, we provide customers with necessary documentation free of charge, including the CITES export permit. Each person can legally and safely transit with up to 4.5 kilograms of Canadian ginseng.