Canton Fair – 119th China Import and Export Fair

In recent years, China keeps on welcoming a record number of business-minded people looking for opportunities, suppliers, partners, partnering factories, clients and other business-related motives. Not to be left out, most international businesses are beginning to feel the need to have a solid presence there due to the huge economic advantage and potentials on offer.

Canton Fair 2016 - 119th China Import and Export Fair

Elites of business people from all over the world visit the wholesale capital city of South China – Guangzhou. Third largest Chinese city after Beijing and Shanghai, Guangzhou (also known as Canton) is a special metropolis in China and serves as an important trading port. Characterised with high-rise buildings, flashing neon lights, Cantonese cuisine; the city has a lot to offer in terms of attraction. The biggest of all, has to be the biannual Canton Fair which brings to life the business side of the city.

Organised by the China Foreign Trade Centre, Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province; the China Import and Export Fair (CIEF) aka Canton Fair is the largest trade fair show in China with history dated back to the spring of 1957. It is a platform for import and export mainly, having over 24,000 China’s best foreign trade companies and 500 overseas companies participating.

The biannual trade fair attracts numerous overseas buyers; business professionals as well as end consumers who all want to enjoy the trading opportunity one of the buzzing economic centres of the world offers. Two of the of the many other advantages is the flexibility involved in both online and traditional trading and avenue to exchange contacts, corporate information and develop business relationships.

Canton Fair 2016 - 119th China Import and Export Fair

Visiting shopaholics will find some items of interests here, including shoes, gifts, accessories, foodstuffs, and home decor. Travelling to China during Canton fair promises an amazing and promising experience for all parties involved.

Now in the 119th session, the spring edition of the Canton Fair 2016 will be held from April 15, 2016 to May 5, 2016 at China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou, China. As is the norm, the fair is divided into three phases with each phase focusing on the exhibition of differing product categories and a 3-day break in-between. Prices of these items are very affordable and sometimes may be lower than the normal market rates.

The first phase will happen from April 15 – 19, 2016; the second phase from April 23 – 27, 2016; and the third phase from May 1 – 5, 2016. See the table below for the list of schedules and product categories.

Phase I (April 15 – 19, 2016) Phase II (April 23 – 27, 2016) Phase III (May 1 – 5, 2016)
·         Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances

·         Lighting Equipment

·         Vehicles & Spare Parts

·         Machinery

·         Hardware & Tools

·         Energy Resources

·         Building Materials

·         Chemical Products

·         International Pavilion

·         Consumer Goods

·         Gifts

·         Home Decorations

·         Textiles & Garments

·         Shoes

·         Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, and Recreation Products

·         Medicines, Medical Devices and Health Products

·         Food

·         International Pavilion(Foodstuffs & Agricultural Products; Medical, Health and Beauty Care Products; Gifts and Decorations)


There are numerous Canton Trade Fair packages on offer for people who want to witness the grand event but the best of all is offered by World N’ Traveland. Due to the massive number of visitors entering the city and jam-packed hotels during this period, it is advisable to book in advance. Contact our team on 014609944, 070010101010 or by email: for value based travel advice. For more flight and ticket deals visit


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