NAIROBI, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- The promotion of 126th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) that opens on Oct. 15th in Guangzhou was officially launched in Kenya on Monday.
Wen Zhongliang, deputy director general of the China Foreign Trade Center said in Nairobi that the 126th edition of the Canton Fair will take place in three phases based on product categories.
"With over 160,000 categories of products, more than 250,000 Chinese export enterprises and more than 600 companies from over 30 foreign countries and regions exhibiting, the Canton Fair has become the most convenient channel for opening the Chinese market," Wen told Kenyan traders who will attend the Chinese trade show.
Wen said nearly 700 buyers from Kenya attended the 125th session that concluded in May, mainly sourcing electronics and household appliances, mechanical products, building materials, hardware tools and daily consumer goods.
He noted that the Chinese trade fair that was inaugurated in 1957, is held biannually every autumn and spring with each session attracting around 200,000 buyers from all over the world.
He revealed that 150,000 square meters will be devoted for showcasing daily consumer goods from more than 3,800 exhibitors, while 85,000 square meters will contain electronics and household appliances from nearly 2,000 enterprises.
Wen added that research shows that buyers from every business line will be able to find suitable suppliers and new business opportunities at canton fair.
Geoffrey Kimani, vice chairman of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nairobi Chapter, said that the Canton Fair serves as a platform for promoting bilateral trade between Kenya and China.
"It will also serve as an avenue for Kenyan traders to export goods to the vast Chinese market as well as source latest technology products," Kimani said.