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Canton Fair 2023 Spring, The 133rd China Import and Export Fair

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Overview of the Canton Fair 2023

The China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair. It is held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, China. The event is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the Peoples Government of Guangdong Province. It is organized by China Foreign Trade Centre. 


The Canton Fair is the pinnacle of international trade events, boasting an impressive history and staggering scale. Exhibiting a vast array of products, it attracts buyers from all over the world and has generated immense business dealings in China.


The enormous size and scope of the Canton Fair is a biannual event for almost everything import and export with China. More than 25000 exhibitors come from all over the world to attend this twice-yearly market in Guangzhou that has been going on since 1957!


 

Exhibition Arrangements

The 133rd Canton Fair will open in spring 2023 at the Guangzhou Canton Fair Complex. The offline exhibition will be exhibited in three phases by different products, and each phase will be exhibited for 5 days. The specific exhibition arrangements are as follows:

lPhase 1

Date: 15th-19th April 

Time:  9:30-18:00

Product categoriesElectronics & Household Electrical AppliancesLighting EquipmentVehicles & Spare PartsMachineryHardware & Tools, Building MaterialsChemical ProductsEnergy Resources

lPhase 2

Date: 23rd-27th April

Time:  9:30-18:00

Product categoriesConsumer GoodsGiftsHome Decorations

lPhase 3

Date: 1st - 4th May

Time:  9:30-18:00

Product categoriesTextiles & GarmentsShoesMedical Devices and Health ProductsOffice Supplies, Cases & Bags, and Recreation ProductsMedicines, Food.


For the exhibitors & products information of the Canton Fair, you can search keywords or check the categories in this link: (https://www.cantonfair.org.cn/en-US/customPages/exhibition)

 

Where is Canton Fair located? Address of the Canton Fair?


Address of canton fairNo. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China

Address in Chinese: 中国广州市海珠区阅江中路380

 

China Import and Export Complex(Canton Fair Complex for short), also name Guangzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center or Pazhou International Exhibition Center. The China Import and Export Fair Complex is located in Pazhou Island, Guangzhou, China. It is the largest modernized exhibition centre in Asia. It has a total construction area of 1,100,000 square meters, with 338,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space and 43,600 square meters of outdoor exhibition space. Area A has an indoor exhibition area of 130,000 square meters and an outdoor exhibition area of 30,000 square meters. Area B has an indoor exhibition area of 128,000 square meters and an outdoor exhibition area of 13,600 square meters. Area C has an indoor exhibition area of 80,000 square meters.


 


How much will cost in Guangzhou to attend Canton Fair?

Badge for Canton Fair is free after pre-register or will cost 150RMB, and it can use for 3 phase and many years.


Cash

The Chinese currency is Renminbi - RMB, also call Chinese Yuan - CNY. The standard unit of the Renminbi is Yuan, with Jiao subsidiary units. USD, HKD, JPY, EUR, GBP, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Singapore dollar, Swiss franc can be changed at the most of banks and 4,5-star hotels. Hotels usually charge the official rate plus 15 commission. You will need your passport to change money. Also, you can use most popular ATM card or credit card at an ATM machine for cash withdrawals. You also might want to keep your money exchange receipts if you plan on changing any of your remaining RMB back at the end of your trip. Or you can spend it on souvenirs and other gifts to bring home. You may even want to hold onto some new, crisp Chinese bills to take home and keep with your pictures.


Credit Card

The following foreign credit cards are acceptable in China’s hotels, department stores, restaurants, and many shops: (1) Master Card; (2) Visa Card; (3) American Express Card. Credit cards can be used in most decent hotels, Stores, and restaurants.

 

Do not wait until you travel to try the cash withdrawal card. Try taking out $200 at home before traveling abroad.

 

How do I attend the Canton Fair?


The registration and verification for overseas buyers is available now. To register or verify, please go to https://www.cantonfair.org.cn/en-US/register/index and click "Overseas Buyer."

 

To attend the Canton Fair, you will need a Chinese visa and registration for a buyer badge. The invitation from the fair may help you get both.


  • Invitation
  • Visa
  • Registration


Invitation


With the Invitation, overseas buyers could:

ØApply for Visa to China(Canton Fair invitation might be able to help you get a visa, but it all depends on the Chinese Embassy in your country).

ØGet a free entry badge to the Fair in Registration Express Channel.

 

Overseas buyers could apply invitation to Canton Fair through:

1. By BEST (Buyer E-Service Tool)

2. By contacting Canton Fair Call Centre, China Foreign Trade Centre

3. By contacting the Economic & Commercial Counsellor's Office of the Embassy (The Economic & Commercial Section of the Consulate General) of P.R. China in your region

4. By contacting Overseas cooperative organizations of China Foreign Trade Centre

5. By contacting Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office - (852)28771318

6. By contacting the Chinese foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with whom you are business-related


Visa

Do I need a Chinese visa to visit the Canton Fair?

If you are not from a country that has a visa-free policy with China, then you will need to apply for a Chinese visa before you go. There are many different types of visas, but the most common one for business trip is the "M" visa.

Here is the place you can get a Chinese Visa.

1. The Embassy or Consulate General of P.R.China in your country(Missions Overseas).

2. A local travel agency or visa agency.

3. The Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong. Website http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk/eng/fwxx/wgrqz/ Tel: 852-34132300 or 852-34132424  Email: fmcovisa_hk@mfa.gov.cn

4. 72/144-hour Transit Visa Exemption Policy. (Q&A on 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption Policy)  


Notice

uThe official Canton Fair invitation list only the Buyer's Name, Nationality, and Company Name. Usually, an invitation from Chinese factories or foreign trade corporations (enterprises) more works for Chinese visa applications. Please be kindly noted that the Canton Fair's invitation might help you get the Chinese Visa, but it all depends on the Chinese Embassy in your country.

uBuyers who need to leave Mainland China to Hong Kong, Macau, and come back again to Guangzhou, must apply for a multi-entry visa.

uIf you already flight to China without a Chinese Visa, you may choose fly to Hong Kong.


Registration

Registration Offices



How do I get to the Canton Fair complex?


· Guangzhou Baiyun Airport(CAN) is the nearest airport

· Hong Kong Airport is also an option


Guangzhou Baiyun Airport(CAN) is the nearest airport

You can easily take a bus, taxi or metro to Canton Fair from Baiyun international airport Guangzhou.

Bus

Guangzhou Airport Express offers special direct shuttle bus service between Canton Fair Complex and Guangzhou Baiyun Airport in all 3 Phases of Canton Fair.
Phase 1 (Apr./Oct. 15~19), Phase 2 (Apr./Oct. 23~27), and Phase 3 (May 1~5/Oct.31~Nov.4).
Bus departure: about every 30 minutes.

Pickup zone at the airport: T1 & T2 Bus ticket counter 
Service time: 09:10-15:40

Pickup zone at the Canton fair: Lane 1, Complex Mid. Road, between Area A and Area B, Canton Fair Complex;
Service time: 11:30-18:00

Fare: 25RMB(4USD)
Duration: the whole journey will take about 60 minutes

Taxi

You can tell the taxi driver “Pa Zhou”, "Canton Fair" or "广交会" in Chinese, Taxi fee is 2.6RMB/km. If more distance more than 35 km, 50% addition.

Fare: 40km*2.6RMB/km*150%=156RMB(25USD)
Duration: about 60 minutes;

Metro 

There are two metro transfers you need to make when travelling from the airport to Canton Fair Complex. The first is at Tiyu Xi Station, and the second is at Kecun Station. You can find all the information you need on the Guangzhou Metro official website.


Line 3 (North extended line) Jichang Nan Station --Tiyu Xi Station
transfer to -> Line 3 Tiyu Xi Station ---Kecun Station
transfer to -> Line 8 Kecun Station--Xingang Dong Station (Area A of Canton Fair Complex) or Pazhou Station (Area B & C of Canton Fair Complex)

Fare: 8RMB(1.5USD)
Duration: about 60 minutes;

· Exhibition Hall Area AExit A of Xingang Dong Metro Station, Line 8

· Exhibition Hall Area BExit A and B of Pazhou Metro Station, Line 8

· Exhibition Hall Area CExit C of Pazhou Metro Station Line 8

 

Hong Kong Airport is also an option

How to from Hong Kong to Guangzhou? You can by Air, by Train, by bus, and by Ship.

Bus

From Hong Kong Airport about every 20 minutes from 8:00 to 20:00

Duration: about 4 hours,  Price: HK$110

Train

a. Taxi or Metro to Hong Kong Hung Hom Station, then by train to Guangzhou East Station.

Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes,  Price: HK$190


b. Metro to Kowloon then Express Railway

Duration: 1 hour,  Price: HK$250

Flight

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport(CAN)

Duration: 40 minutes,  Price: about HK$1000

Ferry

From Hong Kong Airport every 10:30 15:20 18:40

Duration: 2.5 hours,  Price: HK$200

 

What USELUCK DOOR can do for you?

As a renowned steel door manufacturer in China, USELUCK DOOR is proud to participate in the upcoming Canton Fair to showcase our premium-quality products. We are committed to providing top-notch steel doors that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also durable and functional.


If you require further information about the Canton Fair or are interested in exhibiting your products in China, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have a team of experienced professionals who are well-equipped to guide you through the process and ensure a successful exhibition. We look forward to working with you and helping you to expand your business in China.


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