The 134th Canton Fair

1. Exhibition Schedule:

The 134th Canton Fair is scheduled to open on October 15, 2023, Beijing time.

Phase I: October 15-19, 2023

Phase II: October 23-27, 2023

Phase III: October 31-November 4, 2023

Changeover periods: October 20-22 and October 28-30, 2023

Online Platform Service: Available for six months (September 16, 2023 – March 15, 2024)

2. Exhibition Categories:

Phase I: Consumer electronics and information products, household appliances, lighting products, general machinery and mechanical basic parts, power and electric equipment, processing machinery and equipment, construction machinery, agricultural machinery, electrical and electronic products, hardware, tools.

Phase II: Daily-use ceramics, houseware, kitchenware, weaving and rattan, iron handicrafts, gardening supplies, home decorations, holiday items, gifts and premiums, glass handicrafts, craft ceramics, watches and glasses, construction and decoration materials, sanitary equipment, furniture.

Phase III: Home textiles, textile raw materials and fabrics, carpets and tapestries, fur, leather, down and products, apparel trimmings and accessories, men’s and women’s clothing, underwear, sportswear and casual wear, food, sports and travel goods, leisure goods, bags, medicine and healthcare products, medical equipment, pet supplies, bathroom supplies, personal care appliances, office stationery, toys, children’s clothing, pregnancy and infancy supplies.

3. Overview of the Canton Fair:

The China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, was established in the spring of 1957 and is held annually in Guangzhou during the spring and fall seasons. Jointly organized by the Ministry of Commerce and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, and undertaken by the China Foreign Trade Center, the Canton Fair is China’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive international trade event. It boasts the highest number of buyers, widest range of sources, and best turnover results, earning it the reputation of being China’s premier exhibition and foreign trade barometer.

The Canton Fair serves as a window, epitome, and symbol of China’s openness to the world, playing a vital role as an important platform for international trade cooperation. With a successful history of 133 sessions, the fair has established trade relations with 229 countries and regions worldwide. It has facilitated trade exchanges and friendly interactions between China and other countries, with a cumulative export turnover of approximately 1.5 trillion U.S. dollars. Additionally, it has attracted over 10 million overseas buyers who have attended the fair in person or viewed the exhibition online, further enhancing global trade and collaboration.


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