128th (Online) Canton Fair
China-UK bilateral trade reached a record high of GBP 104.5 billion in 2019: this is attributed to many productive trade platforms, amongst which the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) is arguably one of the most important.
Canton Fair is well known internationally for its long history, vast scale and international influence. This year, as a result of the travel restrictions associated with COVID-19, the 128th Canton Fair will be organised online from 15th-24th October 2020.
The 127th Canton Fair successfully took place online from 25th-24th June, and had attracted more than 1,800,000 exhibits from 26,000 Chinese and international exhibitors. Products were displayed via live marketing and the fair facilitated the online negotiation of purchases. The 128th Canton Fair will continue to present a wonderful trade platform to companies worldwide. Based on the previous session, the following sectors are of high interest to the market:
Textile & Garments
Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances
Hardware & Tools
Background of China Import and Export Fair (Online Canton Fair):
China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, was established in 1957. It is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People's Government of Guangdong Province and organised by China Foreign Trade Centre. Up to the 126th session, the accumulated export volume of the fair 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 m2 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.