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Canton Fair (China Import and Export Fair) is the largest trade fair in China, which will be held in Guangzhou city. China Import and Export Fair has the vastest assortment of products, the largest attendance, and the biggest number of business deals made at the fair.

Phase 1:  April 15 - 19, 2018
Phase 2:  April 23 - 27, 2018
Phase 3:  May 01 - 05, 2018

The Canton Fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and People's Government of the Guangdong Province. Canton Fair is organized by China Foreign Trade Centre.

About Canton Fair:

First edition: April 1957
Interval: Three phases per session; two sessions per year.
Spring session: April 15–19 (Phase 1); April 23–27 (Phase 2); May 1–5 (Phase 3)
Autumn session: October 15–19 (Phase 1); October 23–27 (Phase 2); October 31- November 4 (Phase 3).

  • Phase 1: Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances; Lighting Equipment; Vehicles & Spare Parts; Machinery; Hardware & Tools; Energy and Resources; Chemical Products; Building Materials; International Pavilion

  •  Phase 2: Consumer goods, gifts, home decorations.

  • Phase 3: Office Supplies, Cases & Bags and Recreation Products; Medical Devices and Health Products; Food; Shoes; Textiles & Garments; International Pavilion

Venue: China Import and Export Fair (Pazhou) Complex
Gross exhibition space: 1,125,000 m².
Number of booths: Over 55,800 standard stands.
Varieties: Over 150,000.
Business turnover: 262.3 Million USD.
Number of trading countries and regions: 203.
Number of visitors: 165,436.
Exhibitors: Over 22,000 (with 21,709 Chinese exhibitors, 395 international exhibitors).  

Layout of the Pazhou exhibition complex:

How to get the invitation letter for Canton Fair:

To obtain your Chinese visa, you can apply for an invitation letter through following channels:

  1. BEST (Buyer E-Service Tool) on the official website: www.cantonfair.org.cn.

  2. Canton Fair Call Center, China Foreign Trade Centre Service

    Tel: 4000-888-999 (The Chinese Mainland) or 86-20-28-888-999 (Outside the Chinese Mainland)

    Fax: 86-20-28-395-166

    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  3. Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office

    Hotline: 852-28771318

    Fax: 852-28383169

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: http://hk.cantonfair.org.cn

  4. The Economic & Commercial Section of the Consulate General of P. R. China in your region

  5. The Chinese foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with whom you are business-related

  6. By contacting overseas cooperative organizations of China Foreign Trade Centre


Interested in visiting CANTON Fair exhibition? For more information about the fair, travel package and costs please click the specific links for each phase of Canton Fair:

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