China Import and Export Fair (CECF), 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 international importance.
Fifty 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 Caton Fair, including foreign trade companies, factories, scientific research institutions, foreign invested enterprises, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, private enterprises, etc.
Besides 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 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.
|Time of Canton Fair Initiation:||the spring of April, 1957|
|Canton Fair nterval:||two phases a session, two sessions a year|
|Canton Fair Session:||Phase I:April.15th -20th Phase II:April.25th-30th (Spring Fair)|
|Phase I:Oct.15th -20th Phase II:Oct.25th-30th (Autumn Fair)|
|Duration:||6 days each phase, 2 phases each session|
|Canton Fair Venue:||China Import and Export Fair (Pazhou) Complex|
|China Import and Export Fair (Liuhua) Complex|
|Net Exhibition Space:||282,000 M 2 (100th Session)|
|Number of Booths:||31,408 standard booths (100th Session)|
|Varieties:||more than 150,000|
|Business Turnover:||34,060 Million USD (100th Session)|
|Number of Trading Countries & Regions:||212 (100th Session)|
|Canton Fair History||Number of Canton Fair Visitors||Number of Countries and Regions|
|Spring Canton Fair||Autumn Caton Fair||Spring Canton Fair||Autumn Canton Fair|