Canton Fair

Canton Fair FAQs


Canton Fair4.jpg1. What are the dates of Canton Fair?

The Canton Fair, short for China Import and Export Fair, is held twice in every spring and autumn of each year. 

Phase 1: April 15th-19th and October 15th-19th

Phase 2: April 23rd-27th and October 23rd-27th 

Phase 3: May 1st-5th and October 31st – November 4th

The location of Canton Fair Venue: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou, China


2. Can I apply an invitation of Canton Fair online?

For overseas buyers, you can apply for E-invitation or Paper Invitation online. Usually, you will get the reply by email with the User Name and Password within 3-5 working days after your application. If you apply for the Paper Invitation online, it will be sent to you by post.


3. I would like to know the different exhibit categories (products) of each phases of Canton Fair. 

There are 3 phases of each Canton fair. Click for the information of the 116th Canton Fair. And we will keep updating the information at the upcoming sessions of the fair. 


4. What do I need for the Registration of Canton Fair?

1) What’re the documents needed for Invitation Card Holders

  • Invitation Card extended by the Fair

  • Personal Papers (Overseas Passport, H.K./Macau I.D. Card or Residence Permit, Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate or a Chinese Passport with at least one year foreign visa)

  • Business Card

  • A most recent passport photo(5cm×4cm)

2) What’re the documents needed for Holders of "PVC" Bar-code Card

  • Personal "PVC" Bar-code Card and invitation card extended by the Fair.

  • Personal papers (Overseas Passport, H.K./Macau I.D. Card or Residence Permit, Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate)

3) What’re the documents needed for Non-holders of Invitation Card

  • Personal Papers (Overseas Passport, H.K./Macau I.D. Card or Residence Permit, Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate, or a Chinese Passport with at least one year foreign visa)

  • A Completed Registration Form filled in by Visitor

  • A most recent passport photo (5CM×4CM)

4) What’re the documents needed for the registration of Local Representatives

Local Representatives in foreign companies' representative office in China are requested to present the following documents at registration:

  • Invitation Card (extended by the Fair)

  • Valid Employee Certificate (extended by Administration for Industry & Commerce)

  • The Employee's I.D. Card

  • Business Card

  • A most recent passport photo (5cm×4cm)


5. Do I still need to apply for a China Visa if I am a invitation card holder?

Yes. And the Canton Fair invitation will help to apply for the entry visa to Guangzhou. Just go to the Embassy of P.R. China with the Invitation Card. If there is not a Embassy of China in your country, kindly head for a Chinese Embassy in a neighboring country.


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