The 123rd session of the China Import and Export Fair in Guangzhou, considered as a barometer of China's foreign trade, got underway last Sunday (April 15th).
Due to the recent tensions in China-US trade, Xu Bing, the spokesman of the Canton Fair, said the dispute had made it uncertain as to how many US buyers would attend the fair. According to Xu, US is traditionally the second-largest source of foreign buyers at the China Import and Export Fair.
"But Chinese exporters have already introduced measures to tackle the problem by optimizing product structure and opening more overseas markets,"Xu added.
At present there are no signs of disruption caused by the trade dispute.The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) went on to indicate that the dispute will not impact the Canton Fair, since most US companies have long since established buying offices in China.
Reported by Hu Nan, Chen Xiao, Wang Jiaxin, Wu Weihong
Edited by Olivia Ouyang, Simon Haywood