China Import and Export Fair, also known as the “Canton Fair”, is established in 1957. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and organized by 

China Foreign Trade Centre, it is held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, China.
If you are importing products from China in years, I think no one did not hear this fair. This is the biggest "supermarket " for the importers from different countries.

But the question is how to find the right supplier in these thousands of factories and trading companies. As one company has been to canton fair for over 10 years.
Here are some suggestions you may need to know
(Mainly for the e-bike industry)

1.Make sure you know the time of your products.

Phase 1 : April 15-19, 2018 >Electronics & Household Electrical AppliancesLighting EquipmentVehicles & Spare PartsMachineryHardware & ToolsEnergy + Resources Chemical ProductsBuilding MaterialsInternational Pavilion

Phase 2 : April 23-27, 2018 >Consumer GoodsGiftsHome Decorations

Phase 3 : May 1- 5, 2018 >Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, and Recreation ProductsMedical Devices and Health ProductsFoodShoesTextiles & GarmentsInternational Pavilion

2. Know the basic map of the fair as it is a big fair. If you do not know anything, it will turn out a long walk for the whole day without any result and only exhausted.

3. Should I ask the supplier if they are a factory or trading company?
I think the point should be if they can offer you the right product with reasonable price, and they are an honest partner. Every company has its own advantage. Also nowadays, more and more factory and trading company gather together like ELECYCLES.COM as they can have a better price.

4.Talking with the different suppliers as many as possible and keep in touch with them in the next few months until you find the right one.

5. Get samples from 2-3 suppliers to know how the service of each one, also the delivery time.

6.Confirm the order with the right supplier, but keep in touch with the other 1-2 suppliers who sent the sample to you. Trust me, one day you will thank yourself for this.

At last, hope you will find what you want and make a good business. This article is free to forwarding.
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