Profiles of CECF

Briefing Profiles of CECF Chinese Export Commodities Fair, also called Canton Fair, is held twice a year in Spring and Autumn since it was inaugurated in the Spring of 1957. It is China's largest trade fair of the highest level, of the most complete varieties and of the largest attendance and business turnover. Preserving its traditions, the Fair is a comprehensive and multi-functional event of international importance.

Forty-seven Trading Delegations, being composed of thousands of China's best foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with good credibility and sound financial capabilities, take part in the 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 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.

 Time of Initiation: the spring of April, 1957
Interval: two phases a session, two sessions a year
Fair Session: Phase 1:April.15th -20th Phase 2:April.25th-30th (Spring) Phase 1:Oct.15th -20th Phase 2:Oct.25th-30th (Autumn)
Duration: 6 days each phase, 2 phases each session
Open Hours (93rd session): Phase 1:  2003 April 15th -19th 9:30a.m. -7:00p.m. 2003 April 20th 9:30a.m.-6:00p.m. Phase 2:  2003 April 25th -29th 9:30a.m. -7:00p.m. 2003 April 30th 9:30a.m.-6:00p.m.
Venue: the CECF Complex, 117 Liu Hua Road, Guangzhou, China
Exhibition Space: Phase I: 155,000 Phase II: 155,000
Number of Booths: 7,500 standard booths each phase
Varieties: more than 100,000
Number of Visitors: 135,482(92nd Session)
 Number of Trading  Countries & Regions: 191 (92nd Session)
Trade Volume: US$ 18.47 billion (92nd Session)
Exhibitors: 8000 companies

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