China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, is established in 1957. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People's Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre, it is held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, China. Canton Fair is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers' source country and the greatest business turnover in China. Regarded as the barometer and weather vane of China’s foreign trade, it is the window, epitome and symbol of China's opening up.
As China’s first window of opening up, Canton Fair has undergone severe challenges and never been interrupted in 63 years. It witnessed the glorious progress of China's foreign trade. A bridge connecting China and the world, Canton Fair is the place where numerous Chinese enterprises go bigger, stronger and global. Canton Fair is also a platform for win-win cooperation between different countries, where worldwide businessmen connect with China, share opportunities and pursue common development. It has contributed significantly to the economic and trade ties between China and the rest of the world and to the development of an open world economy.
Canton Fair is renowned as "China's No.1 Fair". Up to the 126th session, the accumulated export volume has amounted to about USD 1.4126 trillion and the total number of overseas buyers has reached 8.99 million. The exhibition area of each session totals 1.185 million ㎡ and the number of exhibitors from home and abroad stands at nearly 26,000. In each session, about 200,000 buyers attend the Fair from more than 210 countries and regions all over the world.
In 2020, against the raging global pandemic of coronavirus and severely battered global trade, the State Council decided to hold the 127th Canton Fair online from June 15 to 24. This is a significant decision made by the central government and the State Council to coordinate the pandemic prevention and control and economic and social development. 26,000 Chinese and international exhibitors displayed products in live marketing and conducted online negotiation via virtual Canton Fair. Overseas buyers from 217 countries and regions registered and visited the Fair; buyer source country reached a record high. The virtual Canton Fair blazed a new path of international trade development, and laid a solid foundation for online offline integrated development. The Fair made great contributions to stabilizing the fundamentals of foreign trade and investment and to ensuring smooth global industrial and supply chain. It showed the international community China’s resolution to expand opening up and the image of a responsible power.
Under the leadership of the Central Committee of CPC with Xi Jinping as the core, socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era; a greater course is blazed ahead of us. We will forge ahead in this new era. With hopes for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, we will follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and implement the spirit of 19th CPC Congress, the second, third, and fourth plenary sessions of 19th CPC Central Committee, and the instructions of President Xi's congratulatory letter. We will establish and implement new development concepts, and serve the new round of high-level opening up and a “dual circulation” where domestic and foreign markets boost each other. We will further Canton Fair’s specialization, digitalization, market orientation and international development, and improve the quality and influence of the Fair to make it more distinctive and productive. We will make our contribution to the development of an open world economy, the achievement of Two One-Hundred-Years Goals and the realization of the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
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