Ecuador

Premium natural products, experiencing nature sustainably

Natural ingredients, tropcal fruits
Ecuador is one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity worldwide, and it is also home to a wide product range. Ecuadorean exporters offer exotic rarities such as pitahaya (dragon fruit), granadilla, or tamarillo (tree tomato or Dutch eggplant), and many more delicacies that are of interest for the EU market, such as maracuja, papaya, or passion fruit.

More than 3,000 species of medicinal and aromatic plants are to be found in the Amazon rainforest. This means that Ecuador has a broad spectrum of wild herbs, herbal extracts, essential oils, alternative sweeteners, and spices to offer.

The various climatic zones of the Andes and the fertile soil in the coastal region of Ecuador provide ideal conditions for the cultivation of a huge variety of agricultural produce – such as artichokes, peanuts and almonds, or natural ingredients such as cacao.

The production of organic foods is also clearly on the increase in Ecuador. Organic farming is pursued in 23 of the country’s 24 provinces. The Ecuadorean Ministry of Agriculture promotes organic production systems and the systematic improvement of export quality.

Technical Wood

Ecuadorian companies offer high-quality products made of bamboo or plantation teak such as garden furniture, deckings or flooring. Guadua bamboo is particularly strong and robust, supplying building materials for load-bearing structures.
IPD promotes small and medium-sized enterprises which add value by processing the timber and thus create employment for the local population. The IPD supports them in launching their products into the EU market. 

Cut flowers

Ecuador is also known as the Rose Country. The climatic conditions let grow roses with strong, long stems and large flower heads. In addition to large-scale flower farms, especially small and medium-sized companies offer roses of outstanding quality.
IPD identifies reliable producers and supports them in introducing their products to the European market.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM ECUADOR

Fresh fruit and vegetables:

  • Exotic fruits, e.g. pineapple, avocado, granadilla, pitahaya (dragon fruit), maracuja, mango, grapes, malanga, passion fruit, physalis, tamarillo
  • Vegetables. e.g. broccoli, asparagus, artichokes, fresh chili, palm hearts
  • Pulses such as beans, lentils, chickpeas
  • Fresh herbs like basil, coriander etc.

Natural ingredients for foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals:

  • Dried fruit such as pitahaya, physalis, pineapple, mango, etc.
  • Herbs and spices, e.g. vanilla, chilli (several varieties of hot chilli), ginger, curcuma, pepper, cinnamon
  • Nuts like peanuts, almonds
  • Grains and cereals like amaranth, quinoa, chia
  • Vegetable oils, e.g. avocado, castor, palm oil
  • Medicinal and aromatic plants, plant extracts and essential oils, e.g. moringa, guayusa, guaiacum, lemon verbena
  • Sweeteners like panela, yacon, stevia
  • Black tea, herbal tea such as guayusa, camomile, mint etc.

Technical wood:

  • Bamboo
  • Plantation teak

Cut flowers:

  • Roses
  • Hydrangeas
  • Callas
  • Carnations etc.

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Sustainable tourism
Ecuador has a large variety of touristic attractions to offer nature lovers – walking and hiking tours in the breathtaking heights of the Andes, safaris in the Amazon jungle, or expeditions to the Galapagos Islands.

Tour operators selected by the IPD extend an invitation to discover the unique landscapes of Ecuador without putting the country’s nature at risk. Around 18 per cent of Ecuador’s land area is under conservation. The Galapagos Islands and the Sangay National Park are both UNESCO World Heritage natural sites. Sustainable tourism helps ensure that these natural heritage sites are not overstrained, and it helps preserve their biological diversity.

The IPD promotes sustainable tourism and mediates selected tour operators offering cultural and adventure travel in Ecuador to the European tourist industry. All providers have been carefully examined and have been trained on the requirements of the EU travel market.

Cultural and adventure travel IN ECUADOR

Sustainable tourism offers:

  • Cultural experience trips in the Ecuadorean cloud forest, living amongst the indigenous population and sharing in their everyday life: from milking cows to coffee production
  • Language trips with accommodation in the historic centre of Cuenca: learning Spanish in a World Cultural Heritage site
  • Individual travel offers to the natural landscapes in the Amazon region, e.g. individual wheelchair tours

GET IN TOUCH WITH US. WE WILL CONNECT YOU WITH RELIABLE TOUR OPERATORS.

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BULLETIN BOARD "ECUADOR"

Events

Virtual trade fair // 09. - 12.03.2021
 
Virtual trade fair // 09. - 12.03.2021

ITB Berlin NOW

The International Tourism Exchange Fair (ITB) has been held in Berlin since 1966, but in 2021 everything will be different: Following the innovative trend, the ITB will take place in purely digital form from 9 to 12 March 2021. Visitors and exhibitors can look forward to three focal points: content, business, networking!

On this occasion, IPD will present carefully selected tour operators from Ecuador, Nepal and Tunisia.

Our partners offer unique experiences, foreign cultures and unforgettable moments in exotic places, far away from mass tourism. It is particularly important to them that their trips are in harmony with the nature and culture of the host country. 

We put European tourism professionals in touch with reliable tour operators in our partner countries. All providers were visited before the pandemic, carefully checked and prepared for the requirements of the EU travel market. 

Use the virtual ITB for individual discussions.

For further questions in advance please contact us: 

Nora Eichkorn

www.itb-berlin.de

Trade fair in Berlin // 18. - 20.05.2021
 
Trade fair in Berlin // 18. - 20.05.2021

Fruit Logistica Special Edition 2021

Fresh herbs, high-quality fruit and vegetables from new markets
Make contacts with reliable producers

Under the motto "Go Future", FRUIT LOGISTICA - the trade fair for fruit and vegetables in Berlin - offers its visitors and exhibitors a global platform for new ideas, exciting impulses and innovative solutions. Over 3,300 exhibitors and more than 72,000 trade visitors will have the opportunity to make new contacts and find reliable partners from 18 - 20 May 2021. 

Once again, IPD will provide European traders with carefully selected and reliable suppliers from developing and emerging countries. For all our exporters, criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications were taken into account.

A detailed overview of the companies and all products will be available here from April.

To make an appointment or for further questions, please contact:

Daniel Oppermann

www.fruitlogistica.de

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/Berlin // 17.02.2021

IPD presents sustainable travel offers at virtual ITB Berlin NOW!

Free services: IPD brings European tour operators together with reliable partners from developing and emerging countries

Bonn/Berlin, 17.02.2021 - At this year's ITB, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will present its entire tourism offer with 25 travel providers from Ecuador, Nepal and Tunisia for the first time. The travel offers are individual, distinct from mass tourism and particularly consider sustainability criteria. The import promotion initiative, a project of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has carefully selected the tourism companies and is now supporting them on their way to the European market. This year, the IPD's tourism offer is set to grow further, with the inclusion of Uzbekistan as a new partner country.

 

 
Bonn // 28.01.2021

IPD supports organic producers at Biofach eSPECIAL

Bonn/Berlin, 28/01/2020 - Nearly 40 producers from developing and emerging countries will be presented to European trade visitors by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at this year's Biofach. This year, the world's leading trade fair for organic food will take place in virtual form from February 17 to 19. For the seventh time, IPD together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), leading provider of in-ternational cooperation services, will present the wide range of organic products from developing and emerging countries under the motto "Organic Sourcing for Develop-ment". The Import Promotion Initiative’s free matchmaking services are open to all Euro-pean importers: IPD brings together traders from Europe with producers from developing and emerging countries.

 

 
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.

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