China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF), approved by the State Council, co-sponsored by Ministry of
Commerce PRC and Zhejiang Provincial People''s government, is the largest professional international consumer goods fair in China, which ranks only second to Canton Fair among all the exhibitions sponsored by Ministry of Commerce.
CICGF is held in the famous harbor city of Ningbo June 8-12 every year. Seven sessions have been successfully held since 2002. Renowned as one of the most important windows of opening up to the outside world in China, Ningbo is an important foreign trade harbor city, with its import and export trade volume reaching USD 56.509 billion in 2007. The cargo throughput of Ningbo Port amounted to 344 million tons, ranking 2nd in China and in the world. The container throughput of the year exceeded 9.35 million TEU, ranking 11th in the world.