China’s Top 6 Import & Export Trade Fairs

China has over two thousand Trade Fairs covering multiple industries every year.

If you are already trading with China to import and export your goods or if you are keen to begin doing so and looking to find a Chinese partner, the upcoming China Trade Shows are the ideal place to start.

In this post you will find a comprehensive list of upcoming Chinese Trade Fairs for 2019 and 2020

The largest and arguably most famous is the Canton Fair which is held every year in Guangzhou (Canton).

There are new tech fairs in Beijing and many others in smaller, less known cities across the vast China landscape.

Every Trade show brings together thousands of Chinese manufacturers, suppliers and buyers all competing for a slice of the import/export pie. They range from start-up trading companies to large international brands.

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The largest 6 trade shows in China are:

  • Canton Fair
  • Yiwu Trade Fair
  • Beijing Auto Show
  • Bauma Fair
  • Shanghai Import & Export Commodity Fair (ECF)
  • Shanghai’s SIAL Trade Fair.

All of the above six fairs have great potential to boost your business. China’s economy is rapidly increasing, and technology is improving.

These fairs are growing exponentially year on year and being attended by businesses and trading entrepreneurs both large and small from all over the world.

Chinese trade fairs attract hundreds of thousands from countries across the globe. All with the sole intention of building relationships to buy or sell the latest, most popular products and opportunities.

1) The Canton Fair (China Import and Export Fair)

Canton China Import Export Fair

The Canton Fair (广交会) is China’s largest and most popular trade fair. It features products from every industry. It is held twice each year in Spring and Autumn.

Canton Fair is split into three phases. Each phase focuses on different products and industries.

Phase 1: Electrical & Electronics, Building materials, Industrial products

Phase 2: Groceries, Ornaments, Toys and Gifts, Furniture

Phase 3: Clothing, Footwear, Bags, Food, Medicine

Dates for the Canton Fair 2019 / 2020

The 126th Canton Fair – 2019 – (Autumn)

  • Phase 1: 15th October – 19th October – 9:30am-6pm
  • Phase 2: 23rd October – 27th October – 9:30am-6pm
  • Phase 3: 31st October – 4th November – 9:30am-6pm

The 127th Canton Fair Spring 2020 Dates

  • Phase 1: 15th -19th April 2020 – 9:30am-6pm
  • Phase 2: 23rd-27th April 2020 – 9:30am-6pm
  • Phase 3: 1st May -5th May 2020 – 9:30am-6pm

The 128th Canton Fair Autumn 2020 Dates

  • Phase 1: 15th-19th October 2020 9:30-18:00
  • Phase 2: 23rd-27th October 2020 9:30-18:00
  • Phase 3: 31st Oct.-4th Nov. 2020 9:30-18:00

The 129th Canton Fair Spring 2021 Dates

  • Phase 1: 15th-19th April 2021 9:30-18:00
  • Phase 2: 23rd-27th April 2021 9:30-18:00
  • Phase 3: 1st May.-5th May. 2021 9:30-18:00

Contact information:
Chinese Mainland phone number: 4000-888-999
Outside Chinese number: 86-20-28-888-999
Hong Kong Office: (852) 28771318

Address: China Import and Export Fair Complex, 380 Yuejiang Middle Road, Guangzhou

Website: Click here

Getting there: Xingangdong (新港东站) and Pazhou (琶洲站) are the closest metro stations and are on line 8.

Taxi: Taxi drivers often do not speak or read English so here is the address in Chinese: 广州国际会议展览中心, 广州市海珠区阅江中路380号.

2) The Yiwu Commodities Fair 2020

China Yiwu Commodities Fair

Dates: The dates are the same each year.

  • 10/21/2019 – 10/25/2019
  • 10/21/2020 – 10/25/2020

The Yiwu Fair (中国义乌进口商品博览会) is one of the top3 tradeshows in China. It is the largest fair that focuses on smaller products and daily consumer goods and commodities. Yiwu Fair is also known as China’s Yiwu International Commodities Fair.

Each year, Yiwu draws in tens of thousands of people from all over the globe looking to purchase items to sell in their home countries. Yiwu boasts some of the latest and most innovative smaller products selection in the world. Be sure to bring some suitcases as you will be sure to find some amazing products to sell when you return to your home country.

Industries and products:

Office Stationery and supplies, Sporting Goods, Games and toys, Knitwear, Clothing, Garments, Accessories, Shows, Headwear, Crafts and Ornaments, Household Goods / Appliances & Decorations. Beauty products, Bags, Suitcases, Hardware, Electronics, Machinery.

Address: The intersection of Zongze Rd & East Jiangdong Rd, Yiwu, China.

Chinese address for taxi drivers: 义乌国际博览中心, 59号宗泽路,浙江省义乌市


Website: Click here

Contact Telephone:  +86-0579-85415979

3) The Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

Dates: 4/25/2020 – 5/4/2020

The Beijing Auto Show (北京国际汽车展览会) is the largest automobile exhibition which features vehicles from practically all the major vehicle manufacturing companies in the world. This is China’s largest and one of the top 5 in the world. If you are from China and wish to compare or buy vehicles or if you are a foreigners wishing to procure vehicle parts or accessories then this auto show is a must.

Address: 88 Yuxiang Road, Tianzhu Airport Industrial Road, Shunyi District, Beijing.

Chinese Address: 新中国国际展览中心, 北京顺义区天竺空港工业区玉香路88号.

Website: Click here

Contact Tel: 86-010-84600000

4) Bauma International Trade Fair – China

BAUMA Trade Fair China

Focus on Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles, and Equipment

Dates: 24th to 27th November 2020.

The Bauma International Trade Fair China (上海宝马展) is Asia’s largest event focusing on the construction industry. Attracting tens of thousands of international buyers you are guaranteed a great return on your investment in attending this fair as it will bring you into contact with some of the leading suppliers and experts from across the globe. The show boasts itself as an integral platform for new and existing product presentations as well as proving growth opportunities for all business people that are part of the construction industry.

Address: 2345 Long Yang Road, Pudong Area, Shanghai

Chinese address for taxis: 上海新国际博览中心, 龙阳路2345号, 浦东新区, 上海

Closest metro – Line 7 goes to the Huamu Road Station next to the complex.

Contact Tel: (+86 21) 2020 5500

Website: Click here

5) East China Import and Export Commodity Fair (ECF)

East China Commodity Fair (ECF)

Dates: 1st to 4th March 2020

The Shanghai East China Fair – ECF (中国华东进出口商品交易会) is the largest of the China regional trade fairs and boasts attendance by a massive amount of traders and contains a multitude of exhibits.

ECF is supported by the China Government’s Ministry of Commerce and sponsored by multiple cities across China. It is attended by buyers from over 100 worldwide countries.

Address: 2345 Long Yang Road, Pudong Area, Shanghai, 201204, China

China Address for taxis: 上海浦东新国际博览中心, 上海市浦东新区龙阳路2345号

Contact Tel: 021-60170386

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6) Shanghai’s SIAL Trade Fair.

SIAL Trade Fair China

Dates: 13th – 15th May 2020

The SIAL China Trade Fair is Asia’s largest food exhibition and also the third largest in the world.

Attendance is growing year on year as the demand for food being imported and exported in Asia increases with the growing population. SIAL China is viewed as the leading food marketplace across Asia for importers and exporters of consumable products.

Address: Comexposium-Sial Exhibition Co., Ltd. Suite 1401, No.22 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Beijing 100020, PR China

Address in Chinese for taxis: 北京市朝外大街22号泛利大厦1401室

Contact Tel: +86 (0) 10 6588 6794

Website: Click here