the history of Canton fair

After the founding of the People's Republic of China, in November 1949, under the proposal of the United States, an international organization "Output Control Coordinating Committee" that imposed embargoes and trade restrictions was secretly established in Paris. In 1951, the United States again manipulated the United Nations to impose an "embargo" on China. "proposal. In order to break the blockade, develop foreign trade, and exchange foreign exchange, which is in urgent need of national construction, the new China is unwavering. Therefore, the establishment of the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, which is close to Hong Kong and Macao and has a long history of foreign trade and an important starting point for the Maritime Silk Road, has become the best choice. The Canton Fair, which was founded in Guangzhou in April 1957, was first called the China Export Commodities Fair. Premier Zhou Enlai proposed to be referred to as the Canton Fair. The Canton Fair has become the era window for the new China to break through the Western economic blockade and political isolation, open the door to the world, and equality and mutual benefit with each other, mutual exchange and foreign trade.


After 61 years of reform and innovation, the Canton Fair has undergone various severe tests and has never been interrupted. It has strengthened trade relations between China and the world, demonstrated China's image and development achievements, and is a high-quality platform for Chinese enterprises to explore the international market. Strategic guided demonstration base. It has become the first promotion platform for China's foreign trade, a barometer and a weather vane for China's foreign trade, and a window, a microcosm and a symbol of China's opening to the outside world. As of the 123rd session, the cumulative export turnover of the Canton Fair was about 1,233.7 billion US dollars, and the total number of overseas buyers was 8.42 million. At present, the scale of each Canton Fair is 1.185 million square meters, with nearly 25,000 exhibitors from home and abroad, and about 200,000 overseas buyers from more than 210 countries and regions.