Invitation Application
Canton Fair has two kinds of Invitation Card for visitors. One is called E-invitation and the other is Paper Invitation Card.

Paper Invitation Card: This is a pass for three people from the same company (according to their visa application) and fair registration. A copied one is invalid. It is sent in the way of mailing.

E-invitation: Also an official invitation extended by the Fair. It can be obtained online. A copied one is valid. With copied ones, it is for many people from a company.

If you hold an Invitation Card, you could:
a. Receive the entry visa to Guangzhou (only Paper Invitation Card valid).
b. Get registered and receive a free entrance pass to the Fair.
c. Receive a set of Directories of Chinese Export Commodities Fair's Exhibitors (one set for each card).

Apply the Invitation Card:
Invitation can be applied to one of the following events; before March 30th (the Spring Fair) and before September 30th (Autumn Fair).

You may need these documents for entry:
1. Copy of Business Registration Certificate of Foreign Company's Representative Office in China
2. Copy of Valid Employee Certificate Issued by China's Administration for Industry and Commerce
3. Copy of Employee's ID card

Application information for Chinese representatives with foreign companies' representative offices in China:
Foreign Liaison Department of China Foreign Trade Centre
Add:117 Liuhua Road, Guangzhou P.R.China 510014
Tel: 0086-20-26089999
Fax: 0086-20-83335880
E-mail:info@icecf.com

For overseas visitors:
1. Applying online
2. Applying to the following organizations:

The Economic & Commercial Counselor's Office (Section) of the Embassy (Consulate) of P. R. China
Add, Tel & Fax No.: Please make inquiries locally.

The Chinese foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with whom you are business-related.

Solid Channel Co. (H.K.) CECF Invitation Office (for companies in H.K. recorded at the fair only)
Add: 3106-3107, Office Tower, Convention Plaza, 1 Harbor Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Tel: 00852-28771866, 28771318
Fax: 00852-28383169

China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Ltd. and its overseas branches (for those who used to get Invitation Cards from CTS or new visitors to CECF).

Macau Chamber of Commerce (for business people in Macau only)
Add: 5th Floor, 175, Edf. ACM, Macau
Tel: 00853-576833
Fax: 00853-594513

The Taipei Liaison Office of "The Chinese Commercial and Industrial
Coordination Society" (for business people in Taiwan)

Add: 3rd Floor, Blue Sky Bldg., 99 2nd Section, Tun Hwa Rd.S., Taipei
Tel: 00886-2-27050888 ext.115
Fax: 00886-2-27050882

The Association for the Promotion of International Trade, Japan
Add: Toranomon, 10th Mori Bldg., 1-18-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: 0081-3-35068261
Fax: 0081-3-35068260

Hang Fang Fair & Trade Co., Ltd, Canada
Add: 1212-409 Gravie Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1T2, Canada
Tel: 001-604-6833323
Fax: 001-604-6832236

The Local Representative Office of China
Council for the Promotion of international Trade (CCPIT)
Add, Tel & Fax No.: Please make inquiries locally

The latest way for Pakistanis:
This fair only sends invitations to some of regular customers. Others want to attend the fair should submit to Embassy to Pakistan of China or Visa Service Office of Consulate with:

Invitations from international cooperators
Visa Requisition of Unit on Commission by local Foreign Economy and Trade Office of domestic cooperators
Documental proof for the credibility of company by local chamber of commerce
Documental proof for the deposit by local bank
Business introduction and data of purpose to come to China


How to attend Canton Fair?

  1. Overseas visitors and Chinese representatives with foreign companies' representative offices in China should apply for the Invitation Card issued by Canton Fair.
2. Domestic enterprises should apply for the booths of Canton Fair to the local department in charge of foreign trade.

Who is qualified to apply for the Invitation Card?

  1. Visitors with Overseas Passport (H.K./Macau ID Card, Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate) or Overseas Residence Permit valid for over one year.
2. Chinese representatives with foreign companies' representative offices.

Why should visitors apply for the Invitation Card?

  Canton Fair invites buyers by two kinds of Invitation, one is called E-invitation and the other is Paper Invitation Card.
With the Invitation, buyers could:
1. Apply for Visa to China.
2. Get registered and free entry badge to the Fair.

How to apply for the Invitation Card?

  1. Visitors may apply for the Invitation Card on line.
2. Visitors may apply for the Invitation Card to the Foreign Liaison Department, China Foreign Trade Centre.
3. Visitors may apply for the Invitation Card to other organizations.

How should Chinese representatives with foreign companies' representative offices in China apply for the Invitation Card?

 

Representatives with Foreign Companies' Representative Offices in China should submit the following details of your representative office in China through Canton fair E-invitation Platform .
a. Copy of Registration Certificate of Foreign Enterprises Permanent Office in China
b. Copy of valid employee certificate issued by local Bureaus of Labour or foreign labour service companies.
c. Copy of Employee's ID Card
*For Local Representatives without CECF Invitation for Foreign Company's Representative Office in China, admission fee and requested documents are requested.


How should local interpreters get registered?

 

Local interpreters should get registered with the following documents.

For the interpreters employed by the visitors or exhibitors
a. Degree certificate of certain foreign language
b. ID Card of the interpreter
c. The company of the employer and his/her signature
d. A photo with the size of 5cm * 4cm
e. Service charge for pass: RMB 300/day/interpreter

For the interpreters recommended by the ISC
a. Admission Note by the ISC with its chop on
b. ID Card of the interpreter
c. A photo with the size of 5cm * 4cm
d. Service Charge for pass: RMB 300/day/interpreter


Being a regular visitor to Canton Fair, I have not received the invitation card for this session. What shall I do?

  Kindly approach the Foreign Liaison Department, China Foreign Trade Centre for enquiry.

 
If more questions, kindly approach the Foreign Liaison Department, China Foreign Trade Centre for help.

Foreign Liaison Department, China Foreign Trade Centre
Add: No. 117 Liu Hua Road, Guangzhou, China, 510014
Tel: 86-20-26089999
Fax: 86-20-83335880
E-mail:info@cantonfair.org.cn