Canton Fair to kick off online

By Qiu Quanlin in Guangzhou || Updated: Oct 10, 2022
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The China Import and Export Fair, better known as Canton Fair, will kick off its 132nd session online on Oct 15, with more domestic companies registering to display their products according to the fair's organizers.

"We have further opened up the application for exhibitors, allowing qualified companies to participate in the online exhibition of the trade fair," said Xu Bing, spokesman for the fair, during a press briefing on Sunday.

A total of 34,744 domestic export-oriented enterprises, an increase of about 40 percent over the previous session, will participate in the online exhibition of the fair, China's largest of its kind.

The online exhibition will last until March 15 next year. The fair is usually held twice a year in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, in April and October.

The fair, seen as a barometer of China's foreign trade, will set up 50 exhibition sections for 16 categories of commodities.

Some 416 companies from 34 countries and regions will also display their production online during the fair.

"A large number of high-quality enterprises including 2,094 brand companies and more than 3,700 high-tech and time-honored enterprises will display their products online during the fair," Xu said.

Of the products, over 130,000 varieties will have digital and smart features and more than 500,000 are green and low-carbon commodities.

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