China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, 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 exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover in China.

48 Trading Delegations, composed of more than 24,000 China’s best foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with good credibility and sound financial capabilities, take part in the Fair, including foreign trade companies, manufacturers, scientific research institutes, foreign invested enterprises, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, private enterprises, etc.

Canton Fair is a platform for import and export mainly, with various and flexible patterns of trade. Beside traditional way of negotiating against samples, the Fair holds Canton Fair Online. 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.

China Import and Export Fair
Time of Initiation: the spring of April, 1957
Interval: two sessions a year
Fair Session: The 112th Session of China Import and Export Fair
Phase1: Oct.15-19, 2012
Phase2: Oct.23-27, 2012
Phase3: Oct.31-Nov.4, 2012
Duration: 5 days each phase
Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex
Exhibition Space: 1,160,000 M2 (111th Session)
Number of Booths: 59,434 standard booths (111th Session)
Number of Overseas Buyers: Almost 210,000(111th Session)
Business Turnover (National Pavilion): 36,030 Million USD(111th Session)
Number of Exhibitors: 24,644 exhibitors (111th Session)