104th Chinese Export Commodities Fair

Chinese Export Commodities Fair (Pazhou) Complex
(Xingang Dong Road, Haizhu, Guangzhou, China)

Phase 1: Oct. 15 - 19, 2008 9:30AM - 07:00PM
Phase 2: Oct. 24 - 28, 2008 9:30AM - 07:00PM
Phase 3: Nov. 02 - 06, 2008 9:30AM - 07:00PM
Fair Interval: Oct. 20 - 23, Oct. 29 - Nov. 01

Significant Reform of the Canton Fair - Three Phases in 104th Session

Pazhou Complex

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Brief Introduction Of CECF-Canton Fair

Chinese Export Commodities Fair (CECF), also called Canton Fair,was originated in the spring of 1957 and held in Guangzhou every spring and autumn of a year. During the history of 48 years, it has borne the record among the international comprehensive trade fairs, with the longest history, the highest level, the largest scale, the most attendances, the most complete varieties of goods and the highest business turnover.

Canton Fair is composed of 48 trading delegations, including thousands of foreign trade companies, factories, scientific research institutions, foreign invested enterprises, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, private enterprises, etc, all of which are of good credibility and of strong financial capability.

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.

To encourage the export of more high-graded products or high value-added products, particularly machinery and electronic products. Special Exhibition Sections have been set up at the Guangzhou Trade Fair. This serves to place special emphasis on these high technology products as well as to make them more prominent.

Thousands of exhibitors representing Chinese international trade companies and manufacturers will be present. They will exhibit over 100,000 kinds of goods. These goods are of high quality, competitive prices and are often specialties from the various regions in China. They bring new meaning to the phrase "Made in China."

The fair will be held in a complex with an exhibition space of 160,000 square meters. There will be more than five thousand 3-by-3-square-meter booths, all in accordance to international standards. There are six main exhibition halls. The details are as follows:

1. Food, Native Produce and Animal By-products: It features products like foodstuffs, native products, carpet, tobacco, tea, gardening goods, fur and leather, etc.

2. Metals, Minerals and Chemicals: Includes chemical products, stone carving, machinery, industrial mineral and metal products, agriculture implements, building materials and minerals & metallurgical products ( including construction pottery, porcelain as well as sanitary equipment ).

3. Light industrial Products, Arts and Crafts: Includes ceramics & porcelain, toys, straw and willow plaited products, pearl, gem & jewelry, bone carving and jade carving, special arts and crafts, drawn work and embroideries, footwear and headwear, stationery and sporting goods, clocks, watches and optical, suitcases & bags, household utensils, furniture, merchandise.

4. Textiles and Garments: This section includes textile, silk fabrics, clothes, garments and gray silk. cotton, wool, bast fibber, silk, knitting, dyeing & printing, chemical fiber.

5. Machinery and Electrical Products: Includes electron and household appliance, information products and apparatus, giant machinery equipment, bicycles, motorcycles, automobile and fittings, vehicle and engineering & farm machinery.

6. Pharmaceutical and Health Products: Includes herbs, medicine, health products, medical apparatus and instruments ( including huge, complex types ) .

7. Internet, computer's products: The show is expected to attract more than 100,000 merchants from 170 countries around the world. Most will place orders for goods or seek business partners in China. The business turnover is expected to exceed 15 billion US dollars.

Time of Initiation: the spring of 1957
Interval: two sessions a year
Fair Session: April 15th-20th & 25th-30th
Duration: 12 days
Open Hours (99th session): 2006 April 15th-20th 9:00a.m. -6:00p.m.
2006 April 25th-30th 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. noon
Venue: the CECF PazhouComplex & Liuhua Complex, Guangzhou
Exhibition Space: 170,000 M2
Number of Booths: 27,000
Varieties: more than 100,000
Number of Visitors: 150,485 (the Autumn Session of 2003)
Number of Trading Countries & Regions: 201(the Autumn Session of 2003)
Business Turnover: US$20.493 million (the Autumn Session of 2003)
Administration: The leading committee of Chinese Export Commodities Fair is composed of leaders of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, the People's Government of Guangzhou City as well as the leaders of the Trading Delegations, the various Import/Export Chambers of Commerce and other departments concerned.
Exhibition Pattern: Trading Delegations are organized by different provinces and municipalities. Exhibition halls are arranged by different Chambers of Commerce; Trading Delegations and Exhibition Halls are combined into one exhibits are arranged according to different trades.