Export Commodities Fair, also called Canton Fair, is held twice a year in
Spring and Autumn since it was inaugurated in the Spring of 1957. It is
China's largest trade fair of the highest level, of the most complete
varieties and of the largest attendance and business turnover. Preserving
its traditions, the Fair is a comprehensive and multi-functional event of
Trading Delegations, being composed of thousands of China's best foreign
trade corporations (enterprises) 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.
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. Apart from the above-mentioned, various types of business
activities such as economic and technical cooperation 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.
phases a session, two sessions a year
Phase 1: April 15th -20th
Phase 2: April.25th-30th (Spring)
Phase 1: Oct. 15th -20th
Phase 2: Oct. 25th-30th
days each phase, 2 phases each session
2002 April 15th -19th 9:30a.m. -7:00p.m.
2002 April 20th 9:30a.m.-12:00at noon
2002 Oct. 15th -19th 9:30a.m. -7:00p.m.
2002 Oct. 20th 9:30a.m.-12:00at noon
2002 April 25th -29th 9:30a.m. -7:00p.m.
2002 April 30th 9:30a.m.-12:00at noon
2002 Oct. 25th -29th 9:30a.m. -7:00p.m.
2002 Oct. 30th 9:30a.m.-12:00at noon
Export Commodities Fair Complex
(117 Liu Hua Road, Guangzhou, China)
Export Commodities Fair New Complex
(Xingang Dong Road, Haizhu, Guangzhou, China )
||140,000M2 each phase
(the Autumn Session of 2001)
of Trading Countries & Regions
Autumn Session of 2001)
billion (the Autumn Session of 2001)
Thousands of exhibitors representing Chinese
international trade companies and manufacturers will be present. They will exhibit
over 100,000 kinds of goods. These goods are of high quality, competitive prices and
are often specialties from the various regions in China. They bring new meaning to the
phrase "Made in China."
The fair will be held in a complex with an exhibition
space of 160,000 square meters. There will be more than five thousand 3-by-3-square-meter
booths, all in accordance to international standards. There are six main
exhibition halls. The details are as follows:
1. Food, Native Produce and Animal By-products: It
features products like foodstuffs, native products, carpet, tobacco, tea, gardening goods,
fur and leather, etc.
2. Metals, Minerals and Chemicals: Includes
chemical products, stone carving, machinery, industrial mineral and metal products,
agriculture implements, building materials and minerals & metallurgical products (
including construction pottery, porcelain as well as sanitary equipment ).
3. Light industrial Products, Arts and Crafts: Includes ceramics & porcelain, toys, straw and willow plaited products, pearl, gem
& jewelry, bone carving and jade carving, special arts and crafts, drawn work and
embroideries, footwear and headwear, stationery and sporting goods, clocks, watches and
optical, suitcases & bags, household utensils, furniture, merchandise.
4. Textiles and Garments: This
section includes textile, silk fabrics, clothes, garments and gray silk.
cotton, wool, bast
fibber, silk, knitting, dyeing & printing, chemical fiber.
5. Machinery and Electrical Products: Includes
electron and household appliance, information products and apparatus, giant machinery
equipment, bicycles, motorcycles, automobile and fittings, vehicle and engineering &
6. Pharmaceutical and Health Products: Includes
herbs, medicine, health products, medical apparatus and instruments ( including huge,
complex types ) .
Internet, computer's products: The
show is expected to attract more than 100,000 merchants from 170 countries around the
world. Most will place orders for goods or seek business partners in China. The
business turnover is expected to exceed 15 billion US dollars.