2024 Spring Canton Fair Phases & Categories
30 Apr

The 2024 Spring Canton Fair comes to the last phase of the fair, let’s check out the Canton Fair Phases & categories.

The Canton Fair is the biggest trade show in China held twice a year. It is officially known as the China Import and Export Fair and functions as a significant platform for manufacturers and suppliers from various industries to showcase their products. If you import goods from China, attending the upcoming Canton Fair 2024 holds the potential to significantly enhance your business. To ensure you make the most of this opportunity, we’ve made a series of articles covering every aspect, from pre-fair preparations to a comprehensive checklist of post-fair tasks.

Here, let’s focus on the phases and dates of 2024 Spring Canton Fair.

Exhibition time

The 135th Canton Fair is scheduled to be opened on April 15th, 2024.

The onsite exhibition:

Phase 1: April 15th to 19th 

Phase 2: April 23rd to 27th 

Phase 3: May1st to 5th  

Time for booth dismantling and setup: April 20th to 22nd 2024, April 28th to 30th, 2024.

* The online exhibition: the online platform service time is 6 months (From March 16th, 2024 to September 15th, 2024 ).

Tomorrow will comes the 3rd phase of the Canton Fair, check out below for the categories you’re interested:

Phase 1

April 15 – April 19

  • New Energy Vehicles and Smart Mobility
  • Hardware, Tools
  • Machining Machinery and Equipment
  • Household Electrical Appliances
  • New Materials and Chemical Products
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Industrial Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Power and Electrical Equipment
  • General Machinery and Mechanical Parts
  • Construction Machinery
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Motorcycles, Bicycles
  • Vehicle Spare Parts
  • Vehicles
  • Consumer Electronics and Information Products
  • Electronic and Electrical Products
  • New Energy Resources

Phase 2

April 23 – April 27

  • Iron and Stone Decorations
  • Building and Decoration Materials
  • Kitchen and Tableware
  • Sanitary and Bathroom Equipment
  • Furniture
  • Daily-use Ceramics
  • Household Items
  • Clocks, Watches, and Optical Instruments
  • Gifts and Premiums
  • Festival Products
  • Home Decorations
  • Art Ceramics
  • Glass Artware
  • Gardening Products
  • Woven, Rattan, and Iron Products
  • Outdoor Spa Facilities

Phase 3

May 1 – May 5

  • Men’s and Women’s Clothing
  • Personal Care Appliances
  • Bathroom Products
  • Medicines, Health Products and Medical Devices
  • Pet Products
  • Maternity and Baby Products
  • Toys
  • Children’s Clothing
  • Sportswear and Casual Wear
  • Underwear
  • Fur, Leather, Down and Related Products
  • Clothing Accessories and Fittings
  • Home Textiles
  • Textile Raw Materials and Fabrics
  • Carpets and Tapestries
  • Shoes
  • Office Supplies
  • Bags and Suitcases
  • Sports and Tourism Leisure Products
  • Food
  • Rural Revitalization

How to attend the Canton Fair?

Here are the steps to attend the 2024 Spring Canton Fair as a new buyer or a seasoned buyer:

1. Register and apply for the e-invitation

Overseas buyers will need a Canton Fair invite to get a Chinese visa. To apply for an e-invitation, use the Buyer E-service tool on the Canton Fair website. Register as a new buyer and add your business and personal details to create an account. You will also be required to add your passport details.

Regular overseas buyers who already have the previous year’s badge can directly apply for the e-invitation by logging into the Buyer E-service tool. The Buyer Badge number (9 digits) will be the login ID, and the 7 or 8-digit number on the backside of the badge will be the initial password.

2. Receive the invitation

It may take a few days to a week to get the invitation letter through email. After you receive the invitation, you can print it out and use it to apply for a Chinese visa.

Here are some of the sources to get a Chinese visa:

3. Get your buyer badge

The Buyer badge is the only official entry pass to the 2024 Spring Canton Fair. It works for multiple sessions.

Using your e-invitation, you can pre-register for the buyer badge or get your badge on-site at the event.

  • To pre-register online, visit the Buyer E-Service tool or scan the QR code below. When you apply for a badge for the first time online, it’s completely free.

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