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China Import and Export Fair: the 133rd edition kicks off in April

The China Import and Export Fair, also known as the "Canton Fair", is an important channel for China's foreign trade industry and an initiative confirming China's open-minded policy. It plays a key role in promoting the development of China's foreign trade and economic and trade exchanges between China and the rest of the world. It is considered the most important fair in the country.

The Canton Fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China and the People's Government of Guangdong Province and organized by the China Foreign Trade Centre. Held in spring and autumn in Guangzhou: established in 1957, it has the longest history, largest number of participants, most complete variety of products and best turnover in China. The latest edition, the 132nd, attracted 510,000 online shoppers from 229 countries and regions, reflecting the enormous commercial value and its important contribution to global trade.

The 133rd Canton Fair will be opened on April 15, 2023, with many important innovations. The exhibition area will be expanded from 1.18 million to 1.5 million square meters, and its exhibition structure will be optimized. The layout of the exhibition section will be improved and new categories will be added, confirming the improvement of trade, industrial progress and scientific and technological innovation. The Fair will be organized in offline and online modes, accelerating the integration of the virtual and physical fair and the digital transformation that will allow exhibitors to complete the entire process digitally, from the application form, to setting up the stand, from displaying the product to on-site preparation. Targeted marketing to expand the global buyer market will also be improved in this edition, increasing the forum activities to enhance the investment promotion function. A range of comprehensive services will also be provided for buyers, online or on site before, during and after the show.

Phases 133th session of the Fair:
Phase 1: 15-19 April 2023;
Phase 2: 23-27 April 2023;
Phase 3: 1-5 May 2023;
(Intermissions: 20-22 April and 28-30 April 2023)

Business Service Plan for Buyers from Italy to the 133rd Canton Fair (click here)

The online platform will be open for six months (from 16 March to 15 September 2023).

Attached the invitation and the application form

Allegato 1: Invitation Application for the 133rd Canton Fair Has Started!.pdf

Allegato 2: Pre-registration for the 133rd Canton Fair has started!.pdf


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