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116th Canton Fair Registration

The Canton Fair visitors should get registered before they visit the Fair, and have their Buyer Card (aka IC Card or Entry Badge) stamped and confirmed upon registration. A Buyer Card is the only official admission to the Fair.

If you already have Buyer’s IC Card, please note that this card can be used for the upcoming sessions of the Canton Fair. If you have forgotten to bring your card or have lost it, you need to reapply for it, which costs 200 CNY or 250 HKD per card as a service fee.

There are two registration centers in Area A and Area C of the Pazhou complex.

Other Places to Get Your Buyer Card

  • Canton Fair Hong Kong Customer Service Center: To save your precious time and make registration easier, there are Buyer Registration Counters in Hong Kong for you to apply for the card.
  • 31 appointed hotels have an Overseas Buyers’ Registration Office.
  • The Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex

You can also pre-apply via the BEST platform and pick up your Buyer Card at our center with a copy of your online notice and relevant documents.

 

Special Notes:
  • 1. The Registration must be done upon you arrive in Guangzhou by yourself, which can't be done through internet!
  • 2. The Chinese exhibitors may refuse to negotiate with someone without a Visitor Card. Please bring along the required documents (as listed below) to Fair's Visitors' Registration Office for registration.
  • 3. The visitor card will be also valid for next period and onwards. If your visitor card has been lost, you need to re-register and cost ¥200 for service fee.
  • 4. Consider to the registration peak hour that occurs at 9:30am to 12:00am on Oct. 15th , 16th , 23rd , 24th , Nov. 1st and 2nd at China Import and Export Fair Complex. We highly recommend you to register the fair out of the peak hour in these 30 hotels.

Registration Venues at Hotels

The Canton Fair office set Overseas Buyers’ Registration Office at these 30 hotels.


Tips:
  • 1. Click the hotel name to get more information on it!

Registration Time

Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex:

Phase I   Phase III
Oct.15, 2014 10:30-18:00
Oct. 16-17, 2014 8:30-18:00
Oct. 19, 2014 8:30-16:00
  Oct. 31- Nov. 3, 2014 8:30-18:00
Nov. 4, 2014 8:30-14:00

Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in appointed hotels:

Phase I   Phase III
Oct. 15 -16, 2014 (8:30-20:00)
Oct. 17 -19, 2014 (8:30-18:00)
  Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2014 (8:30-18:00)
Nov. 4, 2014 (8:30-14:00)

Application Notice

Buyer Categories Required Documents

Regular Buyers (Free of Charge)

  1. Companies holding a Canton Fair Paper Invitation or an E-Invitation (including companies participating in the Canton Fair for the first time)
  2. Companies that have previously sent staff to participate in the Canton Fair
  3. Companies that have already registered as buyers at the Canton Fair
  4. Companies holding recommendation letters issued by Chinese embassies or consulates.
Buyers that hold an E-Pass.
  1. Canton Fair Paper Invitation/E-Invitation (Regular buyers that don’t need to apply for a China visa do not need to apply for Canton Fair Entry Badge)
  2. Original travel documents (see remarks for details)
  3. A recent color photo showing full frontal face and clear facial features (for scanning only)
  4. Personal business card of the buyer who wants to apply for buyer card
  5. For buyers who have re-applied for a buyer card via the BEST platform, please bring your online notice copy and items 1-4 above.
  6. If you hold a recommendation letter issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate, or hold an E-Pass, please bring it along with items 1-4 above.

New Buyers (120 HKD or 100 CNY per application)

  1. Companies that have never received a Canton Fair invitation in any form
  2. Companies that haven’t registered as a buyer at the Canton Fair.
  1. Original travel documents (see remarks for details)
  2. A recent color photo showing full frontal face and clear facial features (for scanning only)
  3. Personal business card of the buyer who wants to apply for buyer card.

Replacement of Buyer Card (250 HKD or 100 CNY per replacement)

  1. Lost card
  2. Damaged card (not including damage on purpose)

1. Original travel documents (see remarks for details)
2. A recent color photo showing full frontal face and clear facial features (for scanning only)

3. Personal business card of the buyer who wants to apply for buyer card.

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