How to Get the Buyer Badge to Enter the Canton Fair Complex

Dear Buyer,

If you attend the Fair offline for the first time, you need to apply for a Buyer Badge to enter the Canton Fair Complex. The Online Pre-registration is open in advance to ensure you a successful onsite attendance. Click on this website for pre-registration.

( Note: If you have applied for the Canton Fair Overseas Buyer Badge before, please note that the Badge can be used for multiple sessions and you can directly enter the Complex with it this session, which is convenient and time-saving. Please keep it properly. )
Advantages of Pre-registration online

Free: It’s free for buyers to apply for the first Buyer Badge if it is successful to pre-register for it online.
Convenient: Online pre-registration is simple and fast.
Time-saving: After passing the pre-registration verification, you can get the Buyer Badge at the designated places in advance and enter the Complex directly, saving your time of queuing and onsite registration.


How to Pre-register online?

Buyer E-service Tool(BEST)is the Canton Fair’s online free self-service platform specially designed for overseas buyers to attend the Fair onsite. Buyers can log in BEST and get access to the following services.

Apply for invitation
Invite friends to the Canton Fair
Search for exhibitors and products
Business and travel service
Personal/Company account management


Application Process for a Buyer Badge
Register a BEST account → Pre-register for Buyer Badge (Improve company and personal information) → Print the receipt after passing verification → Get the Buyer Badge onsite


1.Register a BEST Account:Buyers who have never attended offline and use BEST for the first time can register a new account for free.

2.Application Requirements:
a. You need to improve the valid company and personal information for Online Pre-registration. To improve the personal information, please fill in your passport information and upload your photo for Buyer Badge.
(Effective overseas certificates include Foreign passport, HK or M Returned Card, Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents, Chinese passport as Overseas Chinese (Chinese passport + Permanent resident card/visa of foreign country or region) and Chinese passport bearing an overseas work visa valid for at least 1 year.)
b.Pre-registration is only for buyers who apply for Buyer Badge the first time.

3.Application and Verification Time
Pr-registration has started. The online per-registration will be available from February 6 to May 4
After the submission for the per-registration it takes some time to be verified.

4.Get Your Buyer Badge
After the pre-registration is approved, you can print “Return Receipt” online,and get your first Badge free at the following places with the Return Receipt mentioned above and valid overseas identity documents:
a.Oversea Buyers’ Registration Offices in the Canton Fair Complex
b.Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office (Only accept Overseas passports, H.K./Macao Home-return Permit, and Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate)

5.Replace or Re-apply for Buyer Badge
You can use your Buyer Badge to enter the Complex for multiple sessions. Please keep it properly. If you already have your Badge through pre-registration and would like to replace or re-apply for it for personal reasons, please bring the “Return Receipt” or show the original receipt number. Please show your old Buyer Badge for free replacement. Service fee will be charged for re-applying for the Badge.

6.Application for Invitation
When you are pre-registering, you can also apply for Canton Fair invitation which will help you get a visa to China. Pre-registration status does not affect invitation application. Click here for guide on applying for the Canton Fair Invitation>>

Post time: Mar-26-2024