Well it’s finally here. It took me a lot longer than I anticipated but I am glad its done. Yet another session of The Canton Fair started today and to celebrate that I am launching our free eBook on “The Ultimate Guide to Trade Fairs in China”
Click here to download “The Ultimate Guide to Trade Fairs in China With a Focus on the Canton Fair”.
This 130+ Page eBook is designed to help you decide if Canton Fair is right for you and help you prepare and plan for it so that you can maximize your return from a visit to the Canton Fair.
This eBook addresses a lot of the questions that I get via email from clients and visitors to the blog and our website.
Most of these inquiries relate to the same key issues: travelling to the fair, hotels, food, tips on finding the right suppliers, shortlisting suppliers at the fair, etc.
China Import and Export Fair -by Taro Taylor from Sydney, Australia
We have a lot of existing and new clients visiting our office every time the Canton Fair is on. Quite a number of them are taking some time-off the hustle and bustle of the fair for a one-on-one consultation that we offer for free at this time. Every year during these meetings, one of the questions that many importers, especially new importers tend to ask, goes something like this:
“I have heard there are lots of trading companies at the Canton Fair, how do I ensure I am dealing with genuine manufacturers only.”
This question stems from the belief that it is better to deal with manufacturers than traders. This is true in many cases, however under many circumstances it is better to deal with traders than manufacturers but that’s a whole post in itself so I will leave that for another day.
With the help of this post however, I would like to share some pointers an importer can use to differentiate between manufacturers and traders at most Chinese sourcing fairs and not just the Canton Fair. But before you book your China ticket, you may want to make sure if Canton Fair is right for you.
Canton Fair is just around the corner once again & I thought it would be a great time to answer a question that I often get from existing & potential clients, i.e. whether or not a trip to the Canton fair is worth their time.
Many of these are clients have been importing from China for a few years now & started with a specific product in mind and then sourced using a sourcing company like ours or via one of the B2B Platforms (& then eventually came to us). Other are new importers looking to take the plunge but weighing their options.