The China Import and Export Fair

What is the China Import and Export Fair?

The China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, is established in 1957. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre, it is held every spring and autumn in NO.382 Yuejiang Mid Road, Haizhu District of Guangzhou, China. Canton Fair is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers’ source country and the greatest business turnover in China. Since the opening of the 101st Canton Fair in April 2007, the Canton Fair has changed its name as China Import and Export Fair by realizing the dual-trade platform of import and export. At present, the Canton Fair serves as the first and foremost platform to promote China’s foreign trade, and a barometer of the foreign trade sector, making great contributions to the expansion of Guangzhou’s competitiveness.
Canton fair

Canton fair

When is the 2019 Canton Fair?

The Canton Fair is held every spring and autumn.
The first phase: Apr. 15th to 19th
The second phase: April 23rd to 27th
The third phase: May 1st to May 5th
The first phase: Oct. 15th to 19th
The second phase: Oct 23rd to 27th
The third phase: Oct 31st to Nov. 4th

What are the detailed information about the 126th Canton Fair held in Autumn 2019?

The Canton Fair is not for the citizens as it is an international trade fair for exhibitors and buyers. There are two areas: import area and export area. Exhibitors from China apply for the booths in import area, and provide consulting service for foreign buyers. Exhibitors from abroad apply for the booths in export area, and provide consulting service for domestic buyers.
There are three phases for each Canton Fair, and the exhibiting products are varied. Following are the products exhibited in the 2019 autumn Canton Fair.
Phase1: Oct. 15th to 19th
A zone: household electrical appliances, computers, bikes, motor bikes, Vehicle spare parts, small machinery equipment, large machinery equipment.
B zone: building materials, sanitary and bathroom equipment, electronic consumption, electronic and electrical products, lighting equipment
C zone: tools, hardware, chemical products. Outdoor: vehicle and engineering machinery.
Phase 2 Oct. 23rd to 27th
A zone: kitchenware and tableware, general ceramics, daily use ceramics, planting accessories, mineral products
B zone: furniture, home decorations, festival products, gifts and premiums, clocks and glasses.
C zone: household items, personal care products, toiletries, toys, weaving rattan and iron products.
Phase 3 Oct 31st to Nov. 4th
A zone: shoes, men and women clothing, kids wear, sports and casual wear, accessories.
B zone: sports and casual products, office supplies, food, cases and bags.
C zone: home textiles, textile raw materials and fabrics, carpets and tapestries, leather and feather products.

Where is the Canton Fair in 2019 autumn held?

The Canton Fair will be held in Guangzhou Pazhou Fair Complex and there will be A, B and C zones for products exhibition. The detailed address is No. 382, Middle Yuejiang Road, Guangzhou 510335, China

Are you supposed to buy a ticket?

There is no ticket for Canton Fair , you can get your entrance with your valid certification, including exhibitor certificate (used for exhibitors with fixed number), exhibition delegation certificate (used for people who assists exhibitors to do negotiations and trade), domestic purchaser certificate (used for domestic enterprises with overseas trade qualification), move-in and out certificate, vehicle certificate.

How to apply for the certificates of Canton Fair?

Enterprises which meet the requirements of Participation Provisions can apply for participation on the official website homepage. Staffs from enterprises can apply for the certificates at an official price. Citizens who want to participant in the exhibition have to buy from unofficial platforms, which will be much higher than the official price. The price may be doubled as 400 Yuan/day.
Official website of Canton Fair:

Information of hotels for the Canton Fair in 2019 Autumn

Exhibitors who participate in the Canton Fair in 2019 Autumn will mainly reserve the hotel at the first phase (15th to 19th ), and the peak for hotel reserve of the second and third phase will be lasting from middle October to the late October. The price will be 60% to 100% higher than the ordinary days. For example, the price for ordinary days is about CNY 730 one night. During the Canton Fair period, the price will be increased to CNY1200-1500 one night. The price of economy hotel will be 130% to 150% higher than the ordinary days. For example, the price for ordinary days is about CNY 600 one night, and that will be increased to CNY 1500 one night during the Canton Fair.
Canton fair map

Canton fair map

How to get to the Canton Fair Complex from Baiyun International Airport?

Route one: Take Airport Express from the airport to Canton Fair Complex. The ticket office is located in T2, T1-A No.11 Gate, and T1-B No.11 Gate. The operation time is from 09:10 to 15:40 with an interval of 30 minutes. The ticket price is CNY 25.
Route two: Take subway from B entrance of South Airport station, and choose Line 3 north extension subway. Get off at West Tiyu Road station and walk to transfer for Line3. Get off at Kecun Station and walk to transfer for Line 8. Get off at Xingang East Station and arrive A zone from A entrance. Get off at Pazhou station and enter the B zone from A and B entrance. Get off at Pazhou station and walk for 300 meters west to C zone from C entrance.