commodity and trade fair china guide

Commodity & trade fairs in china [GUIDE 2020]

How to identify if you have needs for Chinese trade fairs?

Given the huge market and rich resources, as it's known, Chinese trade fairs & commodity fairs are always been paid a lot of attention by suppliers, distributors, entrepreneurs, clients from all over the world, also the local government will be devoted to encouraging those trade fairs. Being open business connection platforms, those trade fairs are built for not only freshmen in the trial of starting businesses, but also for mature entrepreneurs to connect with new partner networks.

There are 4 simple steps to identify if you can find your place in commodity & trade fairs:

Step 1: Are you interested in Chinese product imports? Make sure the intention of yours is positive and move to the next step.

Step 2: No matter if you have found your product to start, do you need reliable and stable suppliers to make it happen? Confirm and move to the next.

Step 3: With the above needs, ask yourself, is it helpful for you if there's any platform offering sufficient resources of e-commerce networks, various products, passionate entrepreneurs and manufacturers?

Step 4: If you said yes and came to this step, go to commodity & trade fairs in China for a try without any hesitation!

DocShipper Advice: Traditionally and modernly, the names for fairs have multiple ones: exhibitions, fairs, expositions and shows. Depending on your needs, there will be differences among each of them. For your reference, we'd like to help you to know more for your better selection.

  • The exhibition refers to the general modern name for all kinds of fairs relating to trade or commodity promotion.
  • The biggest feature of fair is that it's tolerating. In a fair, you could meet both merchants and consumers, also find varied agricultural and industrial products. That's our main focus today as well! 
  • Expositions were born in France originally, and this term is usually using for fairs which only display the products for propaganda effects not for trades.
  • Shows are mainly used in the US and Canada, and this term has replaced "exhibition". In these North American countries, shows are for trade fairs, while exhibitions are more for display and propaganda.

Where to find the most suitable fairs for you?

Of course, we assume you'll think about the big modern cities in China like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Shenzhen to be the perfect location for trade fairs. That's true, there always be more room to cultivate social networks and development them quickly.

However, don't underestimate the rising power of those medium to small-size cities, either.

With the great support of local authorities, those trade fairs in medium to small-size cities have an enormous market niche, for example, of their unique agricultural products and resource, also the less competition when compared to those ones in big cities. These elements could be your favored strengths to find opportunities and start your business. Feel more confident? Let's get to know them more!

Where are the preferred locations of Chinese trade fairs?

Trade fairs in Shanghai


Cifnews Cross-border E-commerce Exhibition(CCEE2020) has been looked forward to for a long time.It aims to promote the brand building and technological upgrading of traditional enterprises and is committed to building a high-quality supply and marketing platform for Chinese-made products to make cross-border overseas businesses, also build a complete international trade industrial chain. The core is to help the manufacturers find proper distributors and vice versa. At the same time, to realize businesses between the two parties.

  • The scale: More than 20,000 attendants and over 2,000 enterprises which cover 60 more industries involved.
  • The time: 18.08.2020- 19.08.2020
  • The venue: Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center Co., Ltd., the first floor.

2020 Trade fair in Shanghai




2020 trade fair in Guangzhou






2020 trade fair in Shandong


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DocShipper Tip: Don't keep a single product in mind. You have to be attentive to all the details. Once you've found a product that works, stay in your swing, and try to sell complementary products. These products will be directly linked to the product you are selling, so you will try to sell several products per order, a way of optimizing profits. As long as you've had the mindset, it would be easier for you to build a systematic supplier network from trade fairs in China.

2020 Chinese Trade fair in Shangdong



2020 Chinese trade fair in Chengdu


household products fair

Trade fair in Chengdu

DocShipper Advice : Once you've found your positioned products from the most suitable trade fairs, there still must be a lot of things to manage if you want to import them from China to European or American markets.

We've built our business model to assist our clients in the whole product cycle:

- We provide sourcing services: finding suppliers (usually in China), quality control and compliance.

- We provide shipping services: what you will work on for the coming period

- We provide distribution services: actually we called it 3PL (Third Party Logistics), we store goods, inventory management, order fulfillment and last-mile delivery ( a focus for E-Merchant)

Our goal is " Focus on your marketing/sales, let us handle the rest!"

2020 trade fair in gansu




Trade fair in Gansu


DocShipper info : But please note that in the very first step, you should choose an export trading company suitable for purchasing. For that, Docshipper also offers the service to help you as well.

How to control the quality of products from trade fairs?

The hardest thing is to confirm the proper quality of the products from trade fairs. We couldn't deny the existed stereotype that "What is cheap is not good" for products made in China, while the price edge is exactly what an entrepreneur would value most.  Therefore, let's focus on three aspects to identify the real fine quality of goods.

The first protection from the local authority

Large-scale Chinese trade fairs as mentioned above will have the local government's support with their launches, fake enterprises wouldn't get a chance to get on the exhibition lists. For further inspection, a click to the National Enterprises Credit Information Publicity System can simply show the legality of any registered enterprises in China( with the help of Google Chrome translation plugin)

The valid documents

Taking the mentioned trade fairs as examples, the targeted products would be e-commerce platforms, stationeries, food&drinks, hardware, household products and organic products( as the orders of trade fairs above). For different products, you'll need respective documents to guarantee their fine quality.

E-commerce platforms

It's the same as any enterprise, so the business license will be enough.

Stationeries, hardware and household products

For those physical goods, the certificates of conformity will testify the quality of materials(such as plastics, metal, cotton, nylon etc.). When the hardware products requiring specialized processing, you have to do the investigation about the enterprise's legit skills to do the processing. Last but not least, the anti-fake labels are indispensable.

Food&drinks and organic products

Certificates of Origin are the most important documents needed, and make sure you pay extra attention to the shelf lives of the products to decide the method of shipping.

An outstanding agency

To be frank, learning all the details through the whole cycle of quality control by heart is time-consuming and sometimes overwhelming. A professional international trade agency like Docshipper will be offering the considerate services to control the product quality from the background investigation of suppliers to each sample's quality experiments. Contact us to settle your deal!


DocShipper Advise : We help you with the entire sourcing process so don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

  • Having trouble finding the appropriate product? Enjoy our sourcing services, we directly find the right suppliers for you!
  • You don't trust your supplier? Ask our experts to do quality control to guarantee the condition of your goods!
  • Do you need help with the logistics? Our international freight department supports you with door to door services!
  • You don't want to handle distribution? Our 3PL department will handle the storage, order fulfillment, and last-mile delivery!


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