Colombia

Products as exotic as the country

Colombia has more to offer than just coffee. The country has great potential in the fruit sector, especially in regard to exotic varieties which are becoming more and more popular in Europe. Many exporters hold certification such as GLOBALG.A.P., HACCP, UTZ and Fair Trade.

Thanks to its rich plant diversity Colombia can offer European importers an extraordinary and often unique range of new ingredients.

In addition, Colombia offers both teak- and bamboo timber. Exporters supply garden furniture or flooring made out of plantation grown teak. The Colombian Guadua Bamboo is known for its strength and robustness, serving as building material for load-bearing constructions. As an impressive example, the ZERI Pavilion on the Expo 2000 in Hannover was built with stems from the Guadua Angustifolia. A total surface of 2000 m² makes it one of the largest bamboo constructions worldwide.

Colombia is even less well known in Europe as a country of origin for cut flowers. But the development potential of the cut flower sector is convincing. Whether carnations, hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, gypsophilia or cut foliage - the range of products is diverse and of high quality.

IPD connetcs European importers with certified producers from Colombia and thus supports European importers in opening up new supply markets and building up a diverse assortment for the market.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM COLOMBIA:

Fresh fruit and vegetables:

  • Exotic fruit such as the yellow dragon fruit, cape gooseberry
  • Physalis, gulupa, tamarillo (tree tomato)
  • Passionfruit and feijoa (pineapple guava) etc.

Natural ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics:

  • Fruit pulps, e.g. mango, passion fruit, guabábana, lulo
  • Sweeteners such as panela and yacon syrup
  • Dried and frozen fruit and vegetables, such as mango, pineapple, papaya, physalis
  • Nuts like macadamia, etc.

Technical wood:

  • Garden furniture or flooring made out of plantation grown teak
  • Guadua Bamboo

Cut flowers:

  • Carnations
  • Hydrangeas
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Gypsophila
  • Foliages etc.

 

Get in touch with us. We connect you to the right exporters. 

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BULLETIN BOARD "COLOMBIA"

Events

Virtual b2b Event // 30.11. - 11.12.2020
 
Virtual b2b Event // 30.11. - 11.12.2020

IPD Virtual b2b Event - Food Ingredients

Sourcing und Matchmaking: Meet virtually reliable exporters from our partner countries.

Many of the international trade fairs that serve as important contact exchanges have been adjourned or cancelled. The search for new products and new suppliers is more difficult.
IPD supports importers during this time with a virtual b2b event. Weconnect you with selected exporters of food ingredients such as natural extracts and sweeteners, vegetable and fruit powders as well as oilseeds and high-quality oils.

From November 30 to December 11, 2020, you get the opportunity to network online with carefully screened exporters from Ecuador, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Ukraine.

All IPD companies were visited and evaluated by IPD before the pandemic. In doing so, we consider criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as the fulfillment of international standards and certifications. Also, during the pandemic, we are in close contact with the companies to continue screening of exporters.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • Online meetings with carefully screened producers - individually selected according to your requirements, conveniently from your computer and at your desired date
  • Support of the online meetings by experienced IPD experts
  • Detailed information about the companies via pictures or videos of the production sites, growing areas, packing houses etc.
  • All suppliers are familiar with online meetings and have prepared for web conferences.
  • The b2b event is implemented via the established and user-friendly matchmaking software B2Match. 

Get comprehensive information about our exporters, network directly with the suppliers you are interested in and arrange your individual meetings - adapted to your schedule. The IPD team will support you in your search for the right business partner.

Register for the online B2B meetings via the B2Match platform here.

For questions and more information in advance please contact:

Maria Schotten

Trade fair in Nantes // 26.05. - 28.05.2021
 
Trade fair in Nantes // 26.05. - 28.05.2021

Carrefour International du Bois - new date!

Due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, the leading trade fair for wood processing - the Carrefour International du Bois - has been postponed. The new date is now 26. - 28.05.2021

IPD will present selected wood suppliers from Ecuador and Colombia at the fair. Our reliable partners will bring a wide product portfolio of teak and bamboo to the fair. 

All companies were visited and carefully checked by IPD in advance. Criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as access to and use of legal timber from sustainable sources were taken into account. 

For more information please contact

Frank Maul

www.timbershow.com

Trade fair in Vijfhuizen // 03.11. - 05.11.2021
 
Trade fair in Vijfhuizen // 03.11. - 05.11.2021

International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) - new date!

Due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF Expo) - the trade fair for cut flowers and pot plants has been postponed. The new date is now 03. - 05.11.2021.

The IPD plans to be represented with an own booth at the fair to present selected cut flower exporters from South America. Their rich offer includes roses, gypsophila or chrysanthemums, cut foliage and rarities like matthiola.

Our partner countries Ecuador and Colombia offer excellent climatic conditions for the cultivation of cut flowers in different varieties and intense colors.

All suppliers have been carefully selected and evaluated by us in advance. We take into account criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as the fulfillment of international standards and certifications.

For further information please contact us

Andreas Gemählich

www.hppexhibitions.com/iftf

News

 
Bonn // 24.11.2020

Opportunity for foreign trade: opening up new supply markets virtually

Import Promotion Desk supports companies with virtual fairs and B2B meetings

Bonn/Berlin, 24.11.2020 – The corona pandemic poses challenges for companies worldwide: contact restrictions make international trade relations and the search for new products and reliable suppliers more difficult. Many of the international trade fairs that serve as important contact exchanges have been postponed. Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the import promotion initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has developed a variety of online services to continue its work. In virtual meetings and trade fairs, IPD experts support German and European companies in opening up new supply markets and connect them with selected producers from developing countries and emerging nations.

 
Bonn/Nürnberg // 27.01.2020

BIOFACH 2020: IPD presents coconut specialities from Sri Lanka

IPD supports exhibitors from Sri Lanka and ten more partner countries at Biofach.

Bonn/Berlin, 27.01.2020 – At this year’s Biofach the product variety of the coconut palm is presented by exhibitors from Sri Lanka: They are bringing a variety of coconut specialities such as dried coconut, virgin coconut oil, coconut blossom sugar, coconut butter, coconut flour, coconut milk and coconut water to the world's leading trade fair for organic food, which takes place in Nuremberg from February 12 to 15. Further highlights from Sri Lanka are spices such as Ceylon cinnamon and different varieties of pepper, as well as essential oils. Besides the exhibitors from Sri Lanka, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports exporters from Colombia, Côte d´Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyz-stan, Tunisia and Ukraine. They will be presenting their regional specialities in organic qual-ity at the joint stand of IPD and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) (Booth 3A | 3A-220) as well as at the national pavilions.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 15.01.2020

Fruit Logistica 2020: Pitahayas, Physalis & Co. - Ecuador convinces with fruity variety

Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports exporters from Ecuador and seven more partner countries at the international trade fair for fruits and vegetables

Bonn/Berlin, 16.01.2020 – Ecuador is known for its biodiversity and offers a wide range of tropical fruits. The South American country lives up to its reputation at this year's Fruit Logistica, which takes place in Berlin from 5. to 7. of February. With bananas, pineapples, pitahayas, physalis and passionfruit, the exhibitors present a richly filled fruit basket (Hall
21 Booth B‐06). Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German initiative for import promotion, has been supporting the partner country of this year's Fruit Logistica for two years now, and
accompanies producers to the European market. This year the IPD brings six companies from Ecuador to the international trade fair. In total, over 40 companies from eight IPD partner countries ‐ from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Côte d`Ivoire, Ghana, Colombia, Peru and the Ukraine ‐ will present their range of fresh fruits and vegetables in Berlin.

Success Stories

 
Success Story

Exotic resources for new taste sensations

The Frankfurt-based company tropextrakt specialises in importing exotic resources for the food sector. Since its foundation in 2002, the enterprise has established its reputation with the introduction of exotic niche products. tropextrakt supplies the big players of the sector with trend-setting fruit and plant products from tropical countries. The company’s success is due to the on-going search for reliable suppliers of high-quality products that meet the superior requirements of German and European clients. To that end tropextrakt has established a solid network of exporters in various countries, especially in South America, in recent years. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has now been able to furnish tropextrakt with another valuable contact by introducing the Frankfurt-based company to a highly eligible partner at the SIAL 2014 trade fair: Frugy from Colombia.

 
Success Story

Organic tea from Colombia

Many high-quality products from developing and emerging countries are in great demand on the German and European markets, but importers face major obstacles when it comes to market introduction. Inadequate knowledge of the market and lack of contacts to European trading partners impede their access to the EU market. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) helps exporters overcome these obstacles. For the Colombian export company Agrícola Himalaya S.A. the IPD has provided comprehensive advice on marketing their high-quality organically grown teas and helped in successfully matchmaking the Columbian enterprise with German importer J.T. Ronnefeldt KG.

 
Success Story

Eezy Fruitz whets appetites for healthy nutrition

FRUITY CREATIONS FROM COLOMBIA ARE IN VOGUE

Many food-conscious consumers prefer natural, vegetarian products that are rich in nutrients. Fruity snacks, mueslis and smoothies with exotic aromas and valuable nutrients are fully in vogue,and there is a growing demand on the EU market for healthy, natural products. Traders from developing countries can also benefit from the expanding market for healthy food. The exporter SERO Colombia, one of the Import Promotion Desk’s partner companies in Colombia, is a case in point.

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