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China Import and Export Fair 2012 (Canton Fair 2012)


The 111st Session of China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair 2012)

China Import and Export Fair 2012 (Canton Fair 2012)







Canton Fair 2012 Autumn Date Announced, Click for More!

Background of Canton Fair 

The first Canton Fair was held in-  The Spring of April, 1957. The 111st. session Canton Fair (Canton Fair 2012, Spring) will be held from April 15, 2012~ May 5, 2012.

Intervals -  Biannually, 2 sessions a year.

China Import and Export Fair is the largest trade fair in China. It is also renowned as the "Canton Fair"Canton Fair is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring( mostly April) and autumn (mostly in October), for more than 54 years since 1957.


The Canton Fair is a comprehensive trade fair with the longest history, the highest level, the largest scale,  and the most complete in exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover in China. 48 Trading Delegations, being composed of more than twenty thousand of China's best foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with good credibility and financial capabilities, participate in the Canton 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 its Internet appearance called Canton Fair Online.


Canton Fair leans to export trade, though import business is also done here. 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.


Canton Fair gives a superb chance to know more about the latest products and services in the industry. China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) is an all-inclusive and multi-functional trade event, bringing together industry professionals & business experts at one place to discuss numerous trade issues including business policies, future plans, future market conditions, market strategies across the international marketplace.


Canton Fair 2012 Date Announced:

Phase One: 15th-19th April, 2012 (9:30-18:00)

Phase Two: 23rd-27th April, 2012 (9:30-18:00)

Phase Three: 1st - 5th May, 2012 (9:30-18:00)


Fair Interval: 20th-22nd April, 2012

Fair Interval: 28th-30th April, 2012


Sections of the 111st Canton Fair (Canton Fair 2012, Spring)

Phase 1 (April 15-19, 2012)

* Large Machinery and Equipment

* Small Machinery

* Bicycles

* Motorcycles

* Vehicle Spare Parts

* Chemical Products

* Hardware

* Tools

* Vehicles (Outdoor)

* Construction Machinery


* Household Electrical Appliances

* Consumer Electronics

* Electronic and Electrical Products

* Computer and  Communication Products

* Lighting Equipment

* Building and Decoration  Materials

* Sanitary and Bathroom Equipment

* International Pavilion


Phase 2 (April. 23-27, 2012)

* Kitchen & Tableware

* General Ceramics

* Art Ceramics

* Home Decorations

* Glass Artware

* Furniture

* Weaving, Rattan and

  Iron Arts

* Gardening Products

* Stone and Iron Products


* Household Items

* Personal Care Products

* Toiletries

* Clocks, Watches & Optical Instruments

* Toys

* Gifts and Premiums

* Festival Products


Phase 3 (May. 1- 5, 2012)

* Men and Women’s Clothes

* Kid’s Wear

* Underwear

* Sports and Causual Wear

* Furs, Leather, Down & Related Products

* Fashion Accessories and Fittings

* Home Textiles

* Textile Raw Materials

  & Fabrics

* Carpets & Tapestries

* Food

* Native Produce

* Medicines and Health


* Medical Devices, Disposables

  and Dressings

* Sports, Travel and

  Recreation Products

* Office Supplies

* Shoes

* Cases and Bags

China Import and Export Fair ( Canton Fair 2012) Contacts:
Canton Fair Call-Center
4000-888-999 The Chinese Mainland
(008620)28-888-999 Outside the Chinese Mainland
Add: No. 382, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou 510335, China
Solid Channel Co., Ltd., Hong Kong Office of China Foreign Trade Centre (Group)
Canton Fair Hong Kong Overseas Buyer Service Centre
Add:Room 3106–3107, Office Tower, Convention Plaza,
No.1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Buyer Service Hotline: (852) 2877 1318
Fax: (852) 2838 3169
Opening Hours : Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm


The targeted visitor group of China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair 2012) includes professionals related to: 

+ Foreign Trade Companies
+ Factories
+ Scientific Research Institutions
+ Foreign Invested Enterprises
+ Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises
+ Private Enterprises
+ Experts from Chambers & Associations
+ Officials from Government


The profile for exhibits at China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair 2012) includes:

kitchen & tableware, home decorations, furniture, household items, personal care products, large machinery & equipment, vehicle spare parts, chemical products, hardware, household electrical appliances, electronic & electrical products, men & womens clothes, sports & casual wear, furs, leather, down & related products, fashion accessories & fittings, home textiles, medicines & health products, sports, travel & recreation products.


Name: CFTC - China Foreign Trade Centre (Group)
Address: Liuhua Road, No.117, Guangzhou, China
Tel: +86-20-8666 5851
Fax: +86-20-2608 0106

CFTC - China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) is an institutional unit directly led by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. CFTC is a professional exhibition sponsor with rich experience, and its exhibition history could be traced back to 1957, the starting year of China’s exhibition industry.

In that year, the First session of Chinese Export Commodities Fair (CECF also called the Canton Fair) was held, and the Exhibition Hall of CECF, the predecessor of CFTC, was founded. Since 1957, the economic status of China and the world has witnessed amazing changes, while CFTC has always been dedicated to the accumulation of exhibition experience, research of exhibition market and exploration of industrial development rules, and applying its results to the continuous improvement of customer service and project exploration.

Since its foundation, CFTC has always been taking its mission of being “a tie of friendship and a bridge of trade” and has won great trust from millions of visitors and friends from 210 countries and regions in the world. CFTC helps deliver the economic achievements and friendship of China to the world.

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