China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, was 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 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 its inception, the Canton Fair has been adhering to reform and innovation. It has withstood various challenges and never been interrupted. The Canton Fair enhances trade connection between China and the world, demonstrating China's image and achievements of development. It is an outstanding platform for Chinese enterprises to explore the international market and an exemplary base to implement China's strategies for foreign trade growth. Over years of development, the Canton Fair now serves as the first and foremost platform to promote China's foreign trade, and a barometer of the foreign trade sector. It is the window, epitome and symbol of China's opening up.
Up to the 126th session, the accumulated export volume has amounted to about USD 1.4126 trillion and the total number of overseas buyers has reached 8.99 million. The exhibition area of each session totals 1.185 million ㎡ and the number of exhibitors from home and abroad stands at nearly 26,000. In each session, about 200,000 buyers attend the Fair from more than 210 countries and regions all over the world.
Since 2020, in the face of the raging global pandemic of coronavirus and severely battered global trade, the Canton Fair was moved online. This is a significant decision made by the central government and the State Council to coordinate the pandemic prevention and control and economic and social development. At the 129th Canton Fair, 26,000 Chinese and international exhibitors displayed products in live marketing and conducted online negotiation via virtual Canton Fair. Buyers from 227 countries and regions registered and visited the Fair; buyer source country reached a record high. The success of virtual Canton Fair blazed a new path of international trade development, and laid a solid foundation for online offline integrated development. The Fair made great contribution to stabilizing the fundamentals of foreign trade and investment, with its role of an all-round platform of opening up given a better play. It showed the international community China’s resolution to expand opening up and safeguard the security of global supply and industrial chain.
As China’s premier trade promotion platform, the Canton Fair directly links domestic and international markets and serves as the linchpin of the dual circulation. It enjoys a unique position in building the new development paradigm. At the new starting point toward the second centenary goal, we at the Canton Fair will follow through the instructions of President Xi's congratulatory letter. In the new development stage, we will implement new development concepts, promote the establishment of a new development paradigm, spur innovation in system, mechanism and business model, and further the Fair’s specialization, digitalization, market orientation and international development. By advancing the integration of online and offline development, domestic and international trade, import and export, exhibition and conference, we will develop the Canton Fair into an efficient trade platform that demonstrates the best and latest achievements of China’s economic growth, industrial development and product upgrading. We will make a better use of domestic and international markets and resources, give a better play to the Canton Fair’s role of a platform for all-round opening up, in a bid to serve national strategies, all-round opening up, innovation-led development of foreign trade and the building of a new development paradigm.
Canton Fair Exhibits
• Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances
•Building Materials & Hardware
• MachineryEquipment • Food & Drink
• Fabrics and Home Textiles
Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances
Audio-video Products: Home Theaters, VCD，DVD，CD，LD，Microphones, Karaoke Equipment, TV, Set-top Boxes, Video Recorders, Tape Recorders, Re-readers, Radios, Megaphones, Loudspeakers, Car Audio System
Personal Digital Entertainment Products: MP3, MP4, MD, Portable Music Players, Digital Cameras, Electronic Game Products
Personal Communications: Mobiles, Pagers, Interphones, PDA
Electronic and Electrical Products
Electronic Security equipment: Monitors, Sirens, Auto Security Products, Detectors, Sensors, Channel Control System，Home Security Products, Office Security Products, Automatic Security Products, Electronic Lock Systems, Smart Cards.
Business Automation Equipment: Photocopiers, Electronic Bulletin Boards, Projectors, Shredders, Attendance Machines, Video Conference Meeting Equipment, Electronic Cash Registers, ATM, Card Machines, Bill Counters, Barcode Printers, Barcode Scanners, Data Collectors, IC Cards
Electronic & Electrician Products：Optoelectronic Devices，Rectifiers, Inverters, Amplifiers, Transducers, Frequency Dividers, Power Relays, Adapters, Batteries, Voltage Transformers, Voltage Stabilizers, Power Inductors, Reactors, Circuit Breakers, Multimeters, Connectors, Measurement Equipment, Chargers, Electronic Testing Equipment, Electronic Components(Capacitance, Resistance, Transistors, Diode, Dynatron, Piezoelectric, Inductance Components, Loops, Sockets, Switches, Wires, Cables, Circuit Boards )
Electric Equipment: Electric Furnaces, Transmission Line Hardware, Electrical Carbon Products, Wires, Cables, Electric Porcelain, Insulating Materials, Electrical Appliances, Batteries, and etc.
New and Renewable Energy: Solar Power, Wind Power, Bio-energy, Tidal Power, Nuclear Power: Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Power Plant and Related Technology and Equipment, Recycling System: Solid, Liquid, Vapor, Environment and Energy Consumption Monitoring System
Computer and Communication Products
Computer & Parts: Large & Medium-sized Computers, Mini Computers, Micro Computers, Desktops, Laptops, CD-drive, Floppy Drive, Memory, Hard Disks, CPU, Sound Cards, Video Cards, Main Boards, Keyboards, Mouse, Monitors, Computer Spare parts, Word Processors, and other Computers.
Computer Peripherals: Printers, Disks, CDs, Tapes, Scanners, Web-cams, CD-writers, UPS, and other Peripherals
Computer Network Equipment: Servers, Modems, Routers, Hubs, Network Cards, Work Stations, Switches
Computer Software: Operation Software, Office Software, Accounting Software, Management Software, Image Design Software, Computer Security Software, Network Tool Software， Game software， Education Software，Multi-media Software, Developing & Programming Software, Translation & Dictionary Software
Communication Products: Telephones, Fax Machines, Interphones, Communication Cables, Antenna & Receivers, Pagers, Radio Sets, Rader Navigation equipment, Satellite Communication Equipment, Satellite Receivers, and other Communication Facilities.
Household Electrical Appliances
Kitchen Appliances: Microwave Ovens, Electric Heat Pots, Electric Rice Cookers, Electric Ovens, Gas Cookers, Kitchen Ventilators, Exhaust Fans, Dishwashers, Disinfection Cabinets, Food Processors, Juice Extractors, Kitchen Mixers, Cleaning Filters.
Refrigerators & Refrigeration Equipment: Refrigerators, Freezers
Air Conditioners & Ventilation Equipment: Air Conditioners, Fans, Air Humidifiers, Air Dryers, Air Purifiers.
Washing & Drying Machinery: Washing Machines, Drying Machines, Electric Irons.
Other Small Electrical Appliances: Calculators, Water Heaters, Hairdryers, Oxygen Machines, Electric Shavers, Electric Power Tools, Torches, Vacuums, Stoves, Mosquito Killers
Application of Illumination System: Industry Lighting, Decorative Lighting, Emergency and Security Lighting, Entertainment and Stage Lighting, Office, Advertising and Exhibition Lighting, Outdoor Lighting.
Electric Light Source: Fluorescent Lamps, Energy Saving Lamps, Incandescent Lamps, Neon Lamps, Neon Lights, Iodine Tungsten Lamps, Magnesian Lamps, Bromine Tungsten Lamps
Light Fittings: Lamp Shades, Lamp Posts, Optical fiber, Lamp Plates, Lamp Holders, Lamp Caps, Ballasts, Voltage Stabilizers, Voltage Transformers, Starters, Adapters, Converters, Sensors.
Building Materials & Hardware
Building and Decorative Materials
General Building Materials, Metal Building Materials, Chemical Industry Building Materials, Glass Building Materials, Cement Products, Fireproof Materials, Thermal Insulation Materials
Coatings/Chemistry: Wall Surface/Waterproof/Floor Coatings, Coating Auxiliary, Coating Packaging Materials, Dry-mixed Mortar, Adhesives, Admixture, Auxiliary, Building Adhesives, Adhesive Tapes, Caulking Compound, Anti-rust Materials, Waterproof Building Materials, Waterproof Additives, Anti-leakage Materials, Waterproof Technologies and Related Equipment.
Tiles: Wall Tiles, Floor Tiles, Tiles for Decoration
Wood Floor: Solid Wood Floor, Solid Wood Compound Floor, Laminate Wood Floor, Softwood Floor, Bamboo Floor
Ceiling/Curtain Wall/Wallpaper and Indoor Decorations: Ceiling, Drop Ceiling, Wallpaper, Aluminum Sheets/ Lead Sheets/Point Supported/Unit/Metal Curtain Wall, Curtain Wall fittings and Processing Equipment, Sunshine Board, Gypsum Products, Steel Structures
Doors & Windows: Wood Doors, Plastic Steel/ Aluminum Alloy/Steel Doors and Windows; Various Auto Doors, Door Control Systems and Fittings, Electronic Door Systems
Stone Materials: Stone Floorings, Stones for Horticulture, Special-shaped Stones, Stone Materials, Stones; Man-made Stone Decoration Materials
Glass: Artistic Glass, Building/Decorative Glass
Kitchen Equipment: Kitchen Units, Cabinets, Washing Basins, Kitchen Hangs
Sanitary and Bathroom Equipment
Sanitary Ceramics, Bathroom Units, Steam Rooms, Shower Relevant, Taps, Bathroom Mirrors, Bathroom Furniture, Water Heaters, Bathroom Heaters, Bathroom Cabinets, Partitions, Swimming Pool's Equipment
Hardware: Furniture Hardware, Construction Hardware, Decorative Hardware, Doors and Windows Hardware, Hardware Fittings, Iron Craft Products, Bathroom Hardware & Fittings, Locks and Fittings, Wire Meshes, Welding Materials, Low Pressure Valves, Water-heating Equipment, Cast Iron Products, Castings and Forgings, Fasteners, Sundry Hardware (Pulley, Metallic Hoses, Bank Nails, Chains ), other Hardware Products
Tools: Measuring Tools, Grinding Tools, Cutlery, Manual Tools, Electric Tools, Pneumatic Tools, Hydraulic Tools, Welding Tools, Mechanical Tools, Cutting Tools, Farming Tools
Chemical Raw Materials
Iron, Steel and Non-Ferrous Metal
Instruments: Electronic Instruments, Electric Instruments, Microscopes, Surveying & Mapping Instruments, Observation Instruments, Physical Optical Instruments, Other Optical Instruments, Material Testing Machines, Geological Exploration Equipment and Instruments, Thermodynamic Instruments, Automation Instruments, Construction Test Instruments, Hydrological Instruments & Civil Engineering Instruments, Laboratory Instruments, Special Instruments, Other Physical &Chemical Instruments
Camera Instruments: Cinematographic Instruments, Photographic Instruments, Other Photomechanical & Cinematographic Instruments
Processing Machinery & Accessories: Machine Tool Accessories, Bench Drills, Grinders, Grinding Materials, Diamond & Diamond Products, Other Small Machinery
Household Sewing Machines & Spare Parts, Weaving Supplies
Mechanical Fundamental Parts: Bearings, Hard Body, Chains, Spring, General Valves, Casting Products, Forging Products, Moulds, Gears, Powder Metallurgy, Pneumatic Components, Seal Components, Hydraulic Components and Parts, other Spare Parts.
Fluid Conveying Machine: Pumps
Power Machinery: Power-generating Sets, Diesel Engines, Electric Welding Machines, Semi-automatic Gas Cutting Machines, Cutting Machines, and etc.
Electric Power Equipment: Power Generators, Generating Sets, Transmission facilities, Synchronous Condensers, and etc.
Gardening Machinery: Mowing Machines, Power-driven/Manual Sprayers.
Agricultural and By-Products Processing Machinery: (Blenders, Grinders, Oil Presses), Grain and Oil Processing Machinery, Cotton Processing Machinery, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Machinery.
Equipment Maintenance: Oil Nuzzle Washing and Sterilizing Machines, Vehicle Lifts, Used Oil Extraction Machines, Tyre Changers, Balancing Machines, Four Wheel Alignment Equipment.
Small Construction Vehicles: Vibration Rammer, Small Suspended Platforms
Food & Drink
Food: Cereals and Oils, Meat and Meat Products, Eggs and Dairy Products, Aquatic Products, Fruit and Fruit Products, Vegetables and Vegetable Products, Condiment, Candies and Confectionery Products, Cakes and Biscuits, Food Additives, Bee Products, and others
Alcoholic Drinks: Beer, Spirits, Wines
Tea: Black Tea and Semi-fermented Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Scented Tea, Pu'er Tea, Other Tea and Related Products (Health Tea, Teabag Filter Paper/Fragrant Flowers, and etc)
Food Packaging and Other Related Products
Health Food: Fish Oil, Vitamin, Ginseng, Bird's nest, Hashima
Baby Carriages and Spare Parts
Infant Safety Seats
Baby Household Items
Pet Care and Health Products
Household Health Equipment
Household Rehabilitation Equipment
Kitchenware & Tableware
Stainless Steel Containers, Enamel Containers, Containers of Other Materials
Dining Table Items and Decorations: Dishes, Knives and Forks, Table Candles, Table Decorations
Kitchenware: Bottle Openers, Corkscrews, Can Openers, Hot Pot Implements, Kettles, Knives for Kitchen and Professional, Kitchen Paper, Peeler, Aluminum Foil, Scales, Knife Sharpeners, Knife cleaners, Pots, Spades, Spoons, Nutcrackers
Bathroom Products: Soaps, Shower Gels, Mouthwashes, Bath Salt/Bath Oil, Toothpastes/Toothbrushes
Bath Appliances: Bath Sponges, Bath Mats, Bathroom Mirrors, Liquid Soap Containers, Soap Trays, Stopper, Wet Towels, Shower Caps, Shower Curtains, Towels, Towels Racks, Toilet Paper and Facial Paper
Cleaning Products: Washing Products and Laundry Appliances; Detergents, Pot Cleaning Products, Refrigerator Deodorants, Window Washing, Brooms, Brushes, Rags, Mops, Polish Appliances, Garbage Buckets, Garbage Spades
General Houseware: Umbrellas, Sun Umbrellas, Gloves for Civil Use, Gloves for Labor Protection, Basins, Buckets, Clothe Pins, Coat Hangers and Clothe Racks, Clothe Baskets, Clothe Forks, Hooks, Ironing Board, Shoe Racks, Shoe Boxes, Shoe Cabinets, Smoking Gears, Lighters, Thermometers, CD Racks, Paper Bins, Cabinets for Storage, Wine Racks, Trolleys, Jewelry, Other Houseware Products
Personal Care Products
Cosmetics and Accessories: Cosmetics, Lipsticks, Make-Up Bags, Make-Up Brushes, Make-Up Mirrors
Skin-Care Products: Beauty Creams, Skin-Care Creams, Hand Creams, Sun Creams, Massage Suppliers, Perfumes
Hair-care Products and Accessories: Shampoo and Conditioners, Combs, Scissors, Trimmers and Clippers, Headwear
Nail Beauty Supplies, Foot Care Supplies, Shaving Supplies
Tooth Care Products: Tooth Paste/Tooth Brush Toiletries
Sports, Travel and Recreation Products
Indoor & Outdoor Sports Products: Balls and Accessories, Boxing Equipment, Skateboards, Roller Skates, Skates, Fitness Equipment, Household Training Equipment, Sports Nets, Trampoline, Archery, Bicycle and its Accessories, Billiards, Shooting, Hunting, Climbing, Ropes, Track & Field Equipment, Equestrian Equipment, Beach Sports Equipment, Sports Glasses, Sports Cases and Bags
Water Sports & Diving Equipment: Goggles, Diving Masks, Diving Suits, Flappers, Snorkels, Diving Accessories, Paddleboard and its Accessories, Swimming Equipment and its Accessories, Water-Skiing Equipment Sports
Travel and Recreation Products
Fishing Tools: Fishhooks, Fish Twines, Fishing Nets, Fishing Rods, Fish Bag, Fishing Bobbins, Fishing Tools and its Accessories Barbeque Tools: Electric Barbeque, Gas Barbeque, Carbon Brick Barbeque, Grills, Ignition Instrument, Barbeque Accessories Outdoor Casual Products: Swings, Hammocks, Sun Umbrellas Musical Instruments Chesses and Pokers Outdoor Tour Articles: Backpacks, Protected Coverings, Air Cushions, Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Tents and Accessories, Camping Articles and Accessories.
Cases and Bags
Cases of Daily Use: Leather Cases, PVC Leather Cases, Plastic Woven Cases
Briefcases: Leather Briefcases, Plastic Woven Briefcases, PVC Leather Briefcases
Bags: Leather Bags, PVC Leather Bags, Cotton Bags, Plastic Woven Bags
Other Cases, Bags and Accessories
Furniture for Domestic Indoor: Furniture for Sitting Room, Restaurant, Bedroom, Study, Kitchen and Bathroom
Outdoor Furniture: Garden, Patio, Beach, and Camping Furniture
Clocks, Watches & Optical Instruments
Clocks: Quartz Clocks, Mechanical Clocks, Jumping Figure Clocks , Radio Clocks, Cabinet Clocks, Wall Clocks, Table Clocks
Watches: Quartz Watches, Mechanical Watches, Jumping Figure Watches, LCD Display Watches, Timers, Sport Watches, Fashion Watches, Pocket Watches, Pendant Watches
Clock & Watch Parts: Dials, Movements, Cases, Dials, Handles, Chains, Straps, Watch Glass, Water Resistant Rings
Spectacles: Glasses for Short-sight, Presbyopic Glasses, Contact Lens, Sunglasses
Spectacle Accessories: Frames, Lens, Glasses Boxes
Other Glass Artware
Horticultural and Gardening Ceramics
Pens: Pencils, Ball Pens, Rolling Ball Pens, High-lighters, Fountain Pens, Pens, Oil Pens, Painting Pens, Refills, Ink
File Storage: Hardback File Folders, Paper File Folders, Transparent File Covers, Conference File Covers, Computer-printed File Folders, Hanging File Folders, Ring Binders, Board Clips, Pages' Folders, File Plates, File Holders, Name Card Holders, Report Folders, Identification Card Folders.
Office Supplies: Staplers, Staples, Binders, Staple Removers, Punches, Scissors, Paper Knives, Pen Containers, Paper Clip Containers, Adhesive Tape Holders, Rulers, Tape Lines, Pencil Sharpeners, Correction Fluid, Erasers, Glue, Transparent Adhesive Tapes, Double-Sided Adhesive Tapes, Buckles, Seals & Stamps, Calculators, Table Pads, Name Card Holders, Newspaper Holders
Paper Products: Notebooks, Memo Pads, Fax Paper, Computer Paper, Color Ink-jet Printing Paper, Copy Paper, Photo Paper, Writing Paper, Financial Paper
Label: Hand-written Labels, Badges, Laminating Pouch Films, Mark Labels
Fabrics and Home Textiles
Fabrics: Cotton/Blends, Polyester/Blends, Linen/Blends, Silk/Nitrocellulose Silk, Wool/ Fleece, Special Woven Fabrics, Non-Woven Fabrics, Industrial Cloth
Fiber and Yarns: Vegetable Fiber, Animal Fiber, Man Made Fiber, Synthetic Fiber, Inorganic/Mineral Fiber, Chemical Fiber,Cotton /Blends, Linen /Blends, Wool/ Blends, Polyester/Blends
Others: Garments Accessories
Bed Linens: Blankets, Bedding, Bed Sheets, Bed Covers, Mattresses, Towel Quilts, Pillows, Pillow Cases, Cushions, Mosquito Nets
upholstery Textiles: Decoration Cloth, Wall Cloth, Curtain Cloth, Sun Protective Cloth, Furniture Cloth, Sofa Covers
Bathroom Textiles: Shower Curtains, Towels, Facial Towels, Bath Towels, Beach Towels, Closestool Lid Covers
Table and Kitchen Textiles: Tablecloths, Table Mats, Napkins, Aprons, Rags, Microwave Oven Gloves, Other Kitchen Textiles
Others: Mats, Cleaning Textiles, Flags, Macrame
Carpets & Tapestries：
Handmade Carpets: Silk Carpets, Hand-knotted Woolen Carpets, Hand-tufted Carpets, Other Hand-made Carpets
Other Flooring Materials: Bamboo and Straw Carpets