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If you are an importer or a travel operator looking for reliable business partners, then Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is the right address for you.

We identify suitable exporters and travel service providers for you in selected developing and emerging countries. This means we save you the tedious effort and high costs of opening up new supply sources. We thoroughly examine all companies and provide you with reliable partners for long-lasting business relations that will help you achieve your corporate objectives.


  • All-round support in opening up new markets and destinations – neutral, quality-conscious and free-of-charge
  • Contacts to reliable, tried-and-tested suppliers and travel operators
  • Ongoing search for new business partners and products for your corporate success


IPD is an initiative of the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA) and the development organisation sequa gGmbH Partner of German Business.

IPD is funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). As part of our development policy objectives, we find exporters in our partner countries and prepare them intensively for all the requirements of the EU market.

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Make use of our wide-ranging services now and bring down your sourcing costs!

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Import Promotion Desk is one of the programmes offered by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to promote collaboration with actors in the private sector.

As of January 2024, all programmes will operate under the umbrella brand Partners in Transformation. This new title emphasises the partnership between the private sector and development cooperation, with the shared goal of achieving a social and environmental transformation in BMZ’s partner countries.

The programmes work with companies, trade unions, chambers of commerce, associations and other interest groups.

Find out more at Privatwirtschaft | BMZ (German only)

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