China Import and Export Fair is also renowned as the Canton Fair. It is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and autumn, with a history of 55 years since 1957. The Fair is a comprehensive one with the longest history, the highest level, the largest scale, the most complete in exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover in China.
48 Trading Delegations, being composed of more than twenty thousand of China's best foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with good credibility and sound financial capabilities, take part in the Fair, including foreign trade companies, factories, scientific research institutions, foreign invested enterprises, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, private enterprises, etc.
Beside traditional way of negotiating against samples, the Fair holds Canton Fair Online. The Fair leans to export trade, though import business is also done here. Various types of business activities such as economic and technical cooperations and exchanges, commodity inspection, insurance, transportation, advertising, consultation, etc, are also carried out in flexible ways. Business people from all over the world are gathering in Guangzhou, exchanging business information and developing friendship.
Time of Initiation:
The spring of April, 1957
Two sessions a year
The 114th Session of China Import and Export Fair
5 days each phase
China Import and Export Fair Complex (No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China)
1,160,000 M2 (113th Session)
Number of Booths:
59,531 standard booths (113th Session)
Number of Overseas Buyers:
202,766 buyers (113th Session)
Business Turnover (National Pavilion):
35,540 Million USD(113th Session)
Number of Exhibitors:
24,746 exhibitors (113th Session)