With the Invitation(pre-registration), overseas buyers could:
  • Apply for Visa to China(Please be kindly noted that the invitation letter issued by Canton Fair might help you get the Chinese Visa but it all depends on the Chinese Embassy in your country)
  • Get a registered and free entry badge to the Fair by Express Channel.
Overseas buyers could apply invitation to Canton Fair through:

By BEST (Buyer E-Service Tool), go>>>

  • Please use Internet Explorer or Firefox Browser to access the Buyer E-service Tool (BEST) http://invitation.cantonfair.org.cn/ with your personal information to make a registration. After registration, the verification e-mail will be sent to the registered e-mail box, then please click the link in that e-mail to activate your Username & Password.
  •  After activation, please complete your Personal & Company information first. For Personal Information, the ID photo is a recent Identification photo (passport photo) with clear facial features in blue or white background, and head should cover around 2/3 of the whole photo. For Company Information, please click “Company Information” and use the company name to “Query” first. If there is record about your company in our website, you can apply to join the company but your need to wait for the approval from the administrator. If there is no record about your company in our system, you can “Create a Company” to fulfill it.
  •  After completing the Personal & Company information, please move your mouse on “Attend the Fair” ------ click “Pre-application for Buyers Badge”------ move down and click “Pre-application for Buyers Badge” ------ then you do not need to input or choose any information, just click the “Query” ------ tick the applicant and complete the rest of information to submit, and you can wait for the result patiently.
  • After submitting the Pre-application for Buyers Badge, you can apply for Invitation immediately. Please move onto “Attend the Fair” ------ “Apply for Invitation Letters”, click “Apply for Invitation Letters”. Next, you do not need to input any information, just click the “Query”, then choose the applicant and complete the rest of information to submit. If you choose the E-invitation, after you submit the application, please click “My Canton Fair”------“My Invitation letters” ------“Browse” to print out the E-Invitation. If you choose the Paper Invitation, it will be sent out via post around the end of February.Generally it will take about 2 weeks to reach your mailing address. Sorry for the inconvenience. Once the application for Buyer Entry Badge is accepted, please log in our Buyer E-Service Tool to click “My Canton Fair” ------ “My Buyer Badge” to print this Pre-application Receipt out. At your arrival, you can get your Buyer Card for free with that Pre-application receipt, your Originals of Valid Personal Overseas Documents (Overseas passport; H.K./Macao Home-return Permit; Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate; Chinese Passport with Overseas employment visa valid for over one year + Chinese Passport; Overseas Permanent Residence Permit + Chinese Passport), and business card at the Overseas Buyer’s Registration Office.


  1. By contacting Canton Fair Call Centre, China Foreign Trade Centre
  2. By contacting the Economic & Commercial Counsellor's Office of the Embassy (The Economic & Commercial Section of the Consulate General) of P.R. China in your region
  3. By contacting Overseas cooperative organizations of China Foreign Trade Centre
  4. By contacting Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office - (852)28771318
  5. By contacting the Chinese foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with whom you are business-related