Canton Fair Phase 3

Attending trade shows has proven to be very beneficial for importers. You cannot miss out on Canton Fair if you source from China. Canton Fair, or China Import and Export Fair, is the biggest trade show that attracts about 200,000 attendees. It is held in Guangzhou and, since it is so massive, is split into three phases. Clothes, office supplies, medical devices, food, and more are showcased during its last phase, Canton Fair phase 3.

Canton Fair Phase 3

Where is Canton Fair held?

Canton Fair (广交会) is held in China Import and Export Fair (Pazhou) Complex (Guangzhou, Guangdong Province). The Pazhou Complex is among the largest exhibition centers in the world and houses over 60,000 stands. It is divided into four exhibition areas A, B, C, and D.

Canton Fair address is Pazhou Complex, Yuejiangzhong Road 382, Haizhu, Guangzhou. 

When is Canton Fair Phase 3?

Canton Fair is split into spring and fall sessions. The third and last phase takes place on:

  • Spring session: May 1-5 
  • Fall session: October 31-November 4 

Official website:

Canton Fair Phase 3 all product categories


  • men and women’s clothes
    • women’s clothing: women’s blouses, skirts, trousers, waistcoats, suits, coats, sweaters
    • men’s clothing: men’s suit jackets and trousers, men’s pants, men’s shirts, men’s vests, men’s tracksuits, men’s knitted sweaters
    • dresses and gowns: wedding dresses, cocktail dresses, evening gowns
    • other: uniforms, work suits
  • kids’ wear
    • tops, skirts, trousers, dresses, coats
    • infant and maternity wear
  • underwear: underwear, nightgowns, bathrobes, home wear
  • sports and casual wear: hoodies, sweatshirts, sweatpants, t-shirts, jeans, performance wear, dance dress, other sports and casual wear
  • furs, leather, downs & related products
    • fur & fur products
    • leather & leather products
    • down & down products
    • cashmere & cashmere products
    • other fur/leather/down and their products
  • fashion accessories and fittings
    • fashion accessories: hats, gloves, scarves, handkerchiefs, shawls, socks, ties
    • garment fittings: shoulder pads, labels, zippers
Garments at Canton Fair phase 3

Textiles at Canton Fair

  • home textiles
    • blankets, carpets, bedding, bed sheets, bed covers, mattresses, towel quilts, pillows, pillowcases, back cushions, mosquito nets
    • home decoration textiles: decoration cloth, fabric wall decor, curtains, sun-blocking curtains, blankets, sofa covers
    • bathroom textiles: shower curtains, towels, small towels, bath towels, beach towels, lid covers
    • table textile: tablecloths, table mats, napkins
    • kitchen textiles: aprons, rags, microwave oven gloves, other kitchen textiles
    • other textiles: mats, cleansing textiles, flags, macrame
  • textile raw materials & fabrics
    • fabric: cotton/blends, chemical/blends, linen/blends, silk/nitrocellulose silk, wool/artificial wool, special woven fabrics, non-woven fabric, industrial cloth
    • fiber and yarn
    • textile raw materials: vegetable fiber, animal fiber, man-made fiber, synthetic fiber, inorganic/mineral fiber, chemical fiber
    • yarns: cotton/blended, hemp yarn/blended, wool yarns/blended, synthetic yarns/blended
    • other: garments accessories
  • carpets & tapestries
    • machine-made carpets
    • handmade carpets: silk carpets, wool knotted carpets, latex-coated carpets, other carpets
    • tapestries
    • other flooring materials: bamboo grass woven carpets
Home textiles at Canton Fair phase 1


  • fashion shoes: men’s shoes, women’s shoes, kids’ shoes
  • sports shoes: sneakers, running shoes, hiking shoes, gym shoes, training shoes
  • shoes & boots for other special use, semi-finished products

Office supplies, cases & bags, and recreation products at Canton Fair

  • office supplies
    • pens: pencils, ball pens, rolling ball pens, highlighters, fountain pens, pens, oil pens, painting pens, refills, ink 
    • file storage: hardback file folders, paper file folders, transparent file covers, conference file covers, computer-printed file folders, hanging file folders, ring binders, board clips, file plates, file holders, name card holders, report folders, identification card folders
    • other office supplies: staplers, staples, binders, staple removers, punches, scissors, paper knives, pen containers, paper clip containers, adhesive tape holders, rulers, tape lines, pencil sharpeners, correction fluid, erasers, glues, transparent adhesive tapes, double-sided adhesive tapes, buckles, seals & stamps, calculators, table pads, name card holders, newspaper holders
    • paper products: notebooks, memo pads, fax paper, color ink-jet printing paper, copy paper, photo paper, writing paper, paper for financial uses
    • label: hand-written labels, badges, laminating pouch films, mark labels
    • desk decorations
    • office automation products & equipment, consumable office supplies
  • cases and bags
    • cases of daily use: leather cases, PVC leather cases, plastic woven cases
    • briefcases: leather briefcases, plastic woven briefcases, PVC leather briefcases
    • bags: leather bags, PVC bags, cotton bags, plastic woven bags
    • other cases, bags, and accessories
  • sports products
    • indoor & outdoor sports products: balls and accessories, boxing equipment, skateboards, roller skates, skates, fitness equipment, household training equipment, sports nets, trampolines, archery, bicycles and bicycle accessories, billiards, shooting, hunting, climbing, ropes, track & field equipment, equestrian equipment, beach sports equipment, sports glasses, sports cases and bags
    • water sports & diving equipment: goggles, diving masks, diving suits, flippers, snorkels, diving accessories, paddleboard and its accessories, swimming equipment and its accessories, water-skiing equipment
    • sports souvenirs: trophy cups, certificates of rewards, medals, flags, emblems
  • travel and recreation products
    • fishing tools: fishhooks, fish twines, fishing nets, fishing rods, fish bags, fishing bobbins, fishing tools and accessories
    • barbeque tools: electric barbeque, gas barbeque, carbon brick barbeque, grills, ignition instrument, barbeque accessories 
    • outdoor casual products: swings, hammocks, sun umbrellas
    • musical instruments
    • games (chess, poker, go)
    • outdoor articles for tourists: backpacks, protected coverings, air cushions, sleeping bags, blankets, tents and accessories, camping articles and accessories
Fitness equipment at Canton Fair phase 3

Medicines, medical devices, and health products

  • medicines, health products and medical devices
    • Chinese traditional herbs, Chinese herbs, plants extract
    • chemical and biological drugs: medicines, medicine raw materials, medicine intermediates, biological medicine
    • health products: health medicines, natural health products, Chinese medicated alcohol, drinks, tonics
    • hairdressing and beauty care products: cosmeceuticals, body-care products, wigs and artificial limbs, body-shaping products, beauty care materials
    • home medical care products: household body scales, medicine cabinets, hot-water bags, crutches
    • reproductive health products and equipment: sexual health products and equipment, family-planning products, and equipment
    • health and rehabilitation equipment: rehabilitation equipment, massage equipment, physiotherapeutic instruments, fitness equipment
    • medical dressing, disposable consumable material
    • diagnostic and therapeutic equipment
  • various surgical instruments
  • medical electronic instruments
  • clinical laboratory instruments: in vitro diagnostic reagents and instruments, medical optical instruments, medical laser instruments, physiotherapeutic instruments
    • lesions-minimally invasive diagnoses system
    • biochip and related devices
    • integrative devices of traditional Chinese and Western medicine
    • dialysis therapy, biochemical detection, medical image, heart monitoring devices
    • blood-pressure meters, blood sugar testing devices, thermometers
    • endoscope systems
    • medical X-ray and MRI equipment
    • ultrasonic medical diagnostic devices, linear accelerator
    • ENT & eye & dental and oral diagnosis and treatment facilities
    • dental clinical equipment: dental diagnosis medical equipment, dental surgery equipment, dental laboratory equipment, and dental materials
  • hospital auxiliary devices
    • disinfection and sterilization products, oxygen-making and supply equipment, blood bank facilities, water treatment equipment, low-temperature freezing facilities
    • equipment for the disabled
    • telemedicine system, hospital information system, hospital office automation system
    • protection devices and protection devices on nuclear radiation
    • hospital general devices: aseptic wards, ward monitoring system, hospital beds, hospital ambulances, stretchers, and other first aid articles
    • hospital application software: hospital data and image processing system
    • various operating tables and specialized equipment
    • medicine monitoring and analysis devices
    • laboratory biological instruments
    • medical furniture
Suitcases at Canton Fair phase 3

Other products

  • personal care products
    • cosmetics and accessories: cosmetics, lipsticks, make-up bags, make-up brushes, mirrors
    • skin-care products: beauty creams, skin-care creams, hand creams, sun creams, massage suppliers, perfumes
    • hair-care products and accessories: shampoo and conditioners, combs, scissors, trimmers and clippers, headwear
    • nail beauty supplies, foot care supplies, shaving supplies
  • toiletries
    • bathroom products: soaps, shower gels, mouthwashes, bath salts, bath oils, toothpaste, toothbrushes
    • other bathroom products: bath sponges, bathmats, bathroom mirrors, liquid soap containers, soap trays, stoppers, wet towels, shower caps, shower curtains, towels, towels racks, toilet paper, wipes
  • pet products
    • pet food
    • pet products: toys, pet training products, pet feeders, pet beds, animal cages, pet collars and leashes, pet clothes and accessories
    • pet grooming and cleaning products
    • aquarium products and accessories
  • toys
    • electromotive, remote controlling and clockwork toys
    • action toys
    • educational games & toys
    • plush and cloth toys
    • dolls
    • riding toys: baby carriages, mini bicycles, mini cars
    • musical toys
    • inflatable toys
    • other toys and toys accessories

Food at Canton Fair

  • food: cereals and oils, meat, eggs and dairy products, seafood, fruits, vegetables, condiment, sugar and sugary foods, cakes and biscuits, food additives, bee products, other foods
  • beverages
    • beer, spirits, wines
    • coffee
    • fruit juice
    • drinking water
    • tea: black tea and other semi-fermented teas, green tea, oolong tea, scented tea, Pu-erh tea, other tea and related products (herbal tea, teabag filter paper/fragrant flowers)
    • other drinks
  • food packaging and related products

Why should you attend Canton Fair?

Although in-person trade shows can be expensive, it is a great investment into your business. Attending Canton Fair gives you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to:

  • communicate with other business owners and build contacts (networking is a big thing in China)
  • connect with suppliers face-to-face to build a better relationship
  • establish cooperation with suppliers that have limited Internet presence
  • obtain a competitive edge by getting insights into what your competitors are doing
  • check the quality of products for yourself
  • discover innovative ideas and trends that can get you ahead of your competitors

Canton Fair Online

Even if your schedule clashes with the Canton Fair dates, you can still attend the trade show! The Canton Fair organizers launched an online platform that enables supplier-buyer communication. It is available for a few months. Unlike the in-person fair, the online event is not divided into phases, so you can find a supplier in any industry you want. You can browse the catalog, post sourcing inquiries, schedule online meetings with suppliers, and watch live streams (some features are time-limited).

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