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Canton Fair

China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and autumn. The exhibition, which has been held every year since 1957, is the largest of its kind in China in terms of scale, variety, distribution of overseas buyers and business turnover.   

Toy orders fall 10pc as trade war hits Canton Fair

Toy orders were down more than 10 per cent at the close of the Canton Fair yesterday, in the wake of a half-year of recalls in the United States for mainland-made toys.

Wednesday, 31 October, 2007, 12:00am

Importers' fair becomes exporters' selling event

Importers hoping to sell to mainland buyers at the inaugural China Import and Export Fair, which was launched on Sunday to help shrink the mainland's trade surplus, find themselves doing export business instead.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

HK firms lead trade charge at new-look fair

Experts and officials see relief for tensions over the US-Sino deficit

A key initiative to address the mainland's trade imbalance was launched yesterday when the renamed China Import and Export Fair (CIEF) opened with a thrust into the market by 89 Hong Kong companies.

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

FYI: What's the story with the Canton Fair?

Well, for a start, it's no longer officially known by that name, despite the instant recognition the words Canton Fair enjoy around the world.

Mainland authorities, in their wisdom, recently announced they would be changing the short, sweet and location-specific title for the longer and decidedly non-catchy Chinese Import and Export Fair.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Guangzhou trade fair to include imports

More than 300 importers from 36 countries and regions will take part in the inaugural China Import and Export Fair (CIEF), which takes over from Guangzhou's 50-year-old export commodities fair tomorrow.

'Setting up the import fair will complement the country's trade policy with the goal of reducing the trade surplus,' CIEF spokesman Xu Bing told a news conference.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

'United nations' of buyers hungry for products

Innovation comes to the fore as Asia's biggest and fastest growing event of its kind gets under way with 1,900 exhibition booths

Global Sources' biggest spring show to date opens today with 1,900 booths - an event which promises to eclipse the spectacular success of last year's China Sourcing Fair: Electronics& Components.

12 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Rave reviews from dealers and buyers

There are many different products on show, but everyone involved has only one thing to say - the event is a huge success

EXHIBITORS AND BUYERS at the China Sourcing Fair: Gifts & Home Products, which opened yesterday and will end on Tuesday, are confident of success.

23 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Double billing turns up the power

Spotlight at combined exhibitions falls on outdoor lighting and gardening products

THE HONG KONG International Lighting Fair and the Hong Kong International Hardware and Home Improvement Fair open today for a four-day run at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.

27 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Holiday weekend the wrong time for fair

I was appalled to learn that this year's Electronic Asia Trade Fair is to be held on October 11-14, which falls on a weekend and a public holiday.

15 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Spring fair writes up a higher US$15.8b worth of export orders

The spring session of China's longest-running trade fair closed in Guangzhou yesterday with a 15.6 per cent year-on-year increase in export orders.

Exports booked at the 89th session of the biannual Chinese Export Commodities Fair (CECF), were worth US$15.8 billion.

27 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Fair prices come down to business

One of the more pleasant places to spend a weekend morning in Guangzhou is a small, carpeted nook on the lobby floor of the White Swan hotel.

Comfortable sofas, views of the Pearl River, an indoor waterfall and the chirping of caged birds provide an inviting atmosphere.

24 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Guangzhou fair orders hit US$6b

ORDERS for nearly US$6 billion worth of export goods were placed at the 10-day Chinese Export Commodities Fair held in Guangzhou.

The fair, which ended on Saturday, was shortened to 10 days this year from 15 days as organisers used the spring fair to sell specialised light industry goods and textiles. The autumn fair will remain comprehensive.

27 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Reorganisation of major fair irritates visitors

CHINA's biggest trade fair has moved to head off increasing competition from smaller events organised by other cities.

The biannual China Export Commodities Fair, first held in Guangzhou in 1957, will no longer group exhibits according to product or corporate category.

Instead, trade delegations will be grouped according to their different provincial locations.

16 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Changes herald new era for event

The 73rd Guangzhou Trade Fair, which starts today, will introduce several major changes under China's open-door policy.

For the first time the fair, officially titled the Chinese Export Commodities Fair, will last for only 10 days - the shortest time in its 36-year history.

15 Apr 1993 - 12:00am