Sunday, October 12, 2008

Canton Fair

The Canton Fair is a trade fair held in the spring and autumn seasons each year since the spring of 1957 in Guangzhou, China. The Fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and People's Government of Guangdong Province, and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre. Its full name since 2007 is the China Import and Export Fair renamed from Chinese Export Commodities Fair . It is the largest trade fair in China . Among China's largest trade fairs, it has the largest assortment of products, the highest attendance, and the largest number of business deals made at the fair. Like many trade fairs it has several traditions and functions as a comprehensive event of international importance.

104th Canton Fair Schedule


Fifty trading delegations, being composed of thousands of China's best foreign trade corporations , take part in the Fair. These include private enterprises, factories, scientific research institutions, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and foreign trade companies. The 101st fair saw 314 different companies from 36 countries.


The fair leans to export trade, though import business is also done here. Apart from the above-mentioned, 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.

Basic facts

: First held: April 1957.
: Interval: Two phases per session; two sessions per year.
: Spring session: April 15-20 ; April 25-30 .
: Autumn session: October 15-19 ; October 24-28 ; November 2-6.
: Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex (380 Yuejiangzhong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou 510335
: Gross exhibition space: 630,000 m?.
: Number of booths: Over 41,000 standard stands .
: Varieties: Over 150,000.
: Business turnover: 382.3 Million USD .
: '''Number of trading countries and regions:'' 203 .
: Number of visitors: 206,749 .
: Exhibitors: Over 15,000 .

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