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

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

International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF)

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.

Detailed information about the IPD cut flower exporter and their offe you find in our brochure below.

For further information please contact us

Andreas Gemählich

www.hppexhibitions.com/iftf

Trade fair in Cologne // 9.11. - 10.11.2021
 
Trade fair in Cologne // 9.11. - 10.11.2021

Branchentag Holz

The Branchentag Holz is the main event for the wood industry – this is where the wood trade, wood industry, suppliers and service providers come together, presenting their innovations and products.

At the IPD booth, importers will be able to discover innovative product solutions from reliable timber suppliers in the IPD partner countries Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, and Indonesia.

The product portfolio is wide, ranging from bamboo and teak products from Colombia and Ecuador to moulded plywood, windows and panels from reclaimed timber from Ukraine, to innovative wood products made of fast-growing, lightweight timber (block-board and plywood from jabon and albasia) from Indonesia.

We connect you to reliable suppliers.
Visit us in hall 8 stand B 068!

For more information on IPD exporters of sustainable wood product please have a look at our brochure.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for arranging an appointment or for any other further questions via:

Frank Maul

www.GDHolz.de

Messe in Frankfurt // 30.11. - 02.12.2021
 
Messe in Frankfurt // 30.11. - 02.12.2021

Food Ingredients Europe 2021

Benefit from FiE to make new business contacts.
Meet reliable suppliers.
Find out about innovative ingredients. 

At Europe's most important trade fair for natural ingredients, IPD will once again present specialities from selected countries, including  Egypt, Côte d`Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia or Ukraine.

IPD exporters will bring a wide range of innovative food ingredients to the trade fair, such as natural extracts and sweeteners, vegetable and fruit powders, as well as oil seeds and high-quality oils.

All companies have been carefully screened by IPD. We consider criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity, and compliance with international standards and certifications. Even during the pandemic, we are in close contact with the companies to continue screening exporters.

We connect you with reliable suppliers.
Take advantage of the FiE fair for individual meetings.
Detailed information on the exporters and their products will be available from October.

For further informationen please contact:

Carolin Moraza

www.figlobal.com

News

 
Bonn/Berlin // 05.10.2021

IFTF 2021: Cut flowers from Ecuador and Colombia

Long stems and large flowers: Reliable high quality produce from Ecuador and Colombia
IPD presents South American producers of cut flowers at the “International Floriculture Trade Fair”

Bonn/Berlin, 05.10.2021 – For the first time ever, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will present a variety of cut flowers from its partner countries Ecuador and Colombia live at the "International Floriculture Trade Fair". The cut flower trade fair will take place from the 3rd to the 5th of November in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. After many weeks and many virtual meetings, an international trade fair located close to Amsterdam, is offering the opportunity to experi-ence cut flowers once again – their colours, shapes and most importantly their fragrance – offering the opportunity to get in touch with exporters directly. The IPD will arrange contact with carefully selected exporters and supports the direct trade from Ecuador and Colombia at the event.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 14.09.2021

Anuga 2021: Variety of natural ingredients

Producers from ten developing countries and emerging nations show the wide range and high quality of processed fruit and vegetables

Bonn/Berlin, 14.09.2021 – A wide variety of processed fruits and vegetables – including freeze-dried bananas, guanabana puree, fruit powder, dried courgettes and peppers as well as jalapeño and chilli peppers – will be presented by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at this year's Anuga. Around 30 IPD companies from developing and emerging countries will be showing their range of natural ingredients at the world's leading trade fair for the food and beverage industry, taking place in Cologne from the 9th  to 13th of October.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 31.08.2021

Fruit Attraction 2021: IPD paves the way for diverse offers from South America

Producers from Ecuador, Colombia and Peru as well as four more IPD partner countries to present their premium-quality fruit and vegetable offers at “Fruit Attraction”

Bonn/Berlin, 31 August 2021 – Subtropical and tropical fruits are much in demand on the European market. And producers from South America offer an immense diversity of prod-ucts as well as premium quality. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be presenting fresh fruit offerings from Ecuador, Colombia and Peru at the international “Fruit Attraction” trade fair scheduled for 5 to 7 October in Madrid. In addition to this, the import promotion initiative will be showcasing further specialities from Egypt, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Ukraine. All in all, IPD supports a total of 30 companies from its partner countries, as well as further pro-ducers from Morocco and Ethiopia as part of its cooperation with GIZ, Germany’s associa-tion for international cooperation.

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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