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Tap new markets, find reliable
business partners



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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Our product groups
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Fresh produce

Fresh products all year round thanks to reliable suppliers from our partner countries.
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Cut flowers

Gorgeous flowers thanks to excellent climatic conditions. We arrange contact with verified suppliers in South America.

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Natural ingredients

Whether it's ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics you're looking for: IPD supports you in purchasing high-quality products from all over the world.

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Sustainable tourism

A growth market tour operators can profit from. We will put you in touch with evaluated partners in Ecuador, Tunisia, Nepal and Uzbekistan.

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Sustainable wood products

The IPD opens up sustainable wood sources to importers. We arrange contact with suppliers of innovative wood products.

We will connect you with your new business partners.

Find out about our wide range of products from five product groups.

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Our partner countries