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China Import and Export Fair

China Import and Export Fair, also renowned as the Canton Fair, is held biannually in Guangzhou, China every spring and autumn, with a history of 55 years since 1957. The Fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and People's Government of Guangzhou Province, and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre - the largest modernized exhibition center in Asia.

The Canton Fair is an International Multi Branch Fair with a complete product range of Chinese Commodities. It is divided into three phases, with the first phase focusing on Machinery, Electrical and Electronic products, the second phase focusing on Home and Decoration and the third phase focusing on textiles, garments and fashion accessories. 

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  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.

Like many trade fairs it has several traditions and functions as a comprehensive event of international importance. 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 co-operations 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  information and developing friendship.


Guangzhou, China 

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  • country code: cn