2023 Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair set for November

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated :2023-08-28


A model showcases vodka at a previous China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair. [Photo by Qian Xusheng for chinadaily.com.cn]

Zhejiang China Commodity City Group announced on Aug 22 that the 2023 Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair is scheduled to take place from Nov 13 to 15 at the Yiwu International Expo Center.

Covering an expansive area of 50,000 square meters, the event will feature over 2,000 international standard booths, with an estimated attendance of 80,000 purchasers.

This year's fair is composed of five meticulously crafted pavilions, each catering to distinct categories: Pavilion A1 – Quality Living (Wines & Coffees); Pavilion B1 – Import Expo; Pavilion C1 – Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership & Imported Ecological Products; Pavilion D1 – Comprehensive Trade (showcasing different continents); Pavilion E1 – China-Africa Trade Goods.

"This marks a much-awaited reunion for the Imported Commodities Fair. Domestic and foreign merchants can once again engage in face-to-face negotiations and share opportunities," stated a spokesperson from the fair's organizing committee.

Concurrently, emphasis will be placed on professional displays of imported goods that target invitees from free trade zones, bonded areas, and cross-border e-commerce platforms.

During the exhibition, a medley of thematic forums and precision-matched procurement meetings will be held. An array of culturally enriched events will complement the business gatherings.

The predecessor of the China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair was the Yiwu Import Fair, inaugurated in 2012 as a dedicated platform for imported daily consumer goods. Evolving in 2015 into the China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair, the event has incrementally elevated in scale, and is now one of the premier trade platforms for foreign consumer goods entering the Chinese market.

In June 2016, the China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair successfully attained certification from the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and with that recognition became the nation's inaugural imported consumer goods-themed exhibition.