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. 

The IPD liaises sustainable contacts for European importers to reliable exporters in Ecuador.

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

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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

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BULLETIN BOARD "ECUADOR"

Events

Virtual trade fair // 06 - 08.10.2020
 
Virtual trade fair // 06 - 08.10.2020

in-cosmetics virtual

Network online with reliable producers of innovative ingredients!
Take part in in-cosmetics virtual - the new, online meeting place for personal care ingredients

Even if this year a personal meeting at in-cosmetics is not possible, take advantage of this interactive networking event.
Make contacts with reliable producers from Colombia, Ethiopia, Ecuador and Côte d'Ivoire.

IPD and selected exporters will be presented at in-cosmetics virtual. Find out about new, exotic ingredients, including essential oils and emulsions - obtained from cocoa, acai, cashew nuts, and plants such as rosemary, lavender and myrtle. Many products are available in organic quality.

All companies were visited and evaluated by IPD before the pandemic. We take into account criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as the fulfilment of international standards and certifications.

Learn more about our companies and their diverse product range!   
Meet our reliable exporters - online from 6 - 8 October on your computer.

We arrange your individual meeting - individually selected according to your requirements. All companies are familiar with online meetings or web conferences.

Meet us virtually from the 6th October at www.in-cosmetics.com

To make an appointment or for further information please contact us:

Andreas Gemählich

Virtual trade fair // 01.10. - 31.10.2020
 
Virtual trade fair // 01.10. - 31.10.2020

Fruit Attraction LIVEConnect 2020

The international trade fair for fresh fruit & vegetables, the "Fruit Attraction", will be a virtual event this year. From 1 October, the new digital platform "Fruit Attraction LIVEConnect" will offer importers and exporters the opportunity to network online.

Benefit from this digital market place and make online contact with reliable exporters from our partner countries.  

IPD connects European importers with carefully selected suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana, Colombia, Peru and the Ukraine. The companies offer a wide range of products, also in organic quality, such as

  • Granadillas, mangoes, papayas, pomegranates
  • Avocados, physalis, grapes, dates and various berries
  • Sweet potatoes, peas, beans, snow peas, tomatoes, onions
  • Chives, basil etc.

All companies have been carefully selected and evaluated by IPD. Criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications were taken into account.

A detailed overview of the companies and all products you find below.

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact us:

Linda Mense

www.fruitattraction.com

P.S. The next personal edition of the Fruit Attraction fair, organised by IFEMA and FEPEX, will take place from 5 to 7 October 2021.

Virtual trade fair // 16. - 18.10.2020
 
Virtual trade fair // 16. - 18.10.2020

We love travel! - virtual

"Stronger together, stronger than ever!" with this motto the We love travel! The Hybrid Fair starts from 16.-18.10.2020 in Berlin and virtually.

The event supports the recovery of the tourism industry, with both exhibitors and visitors being free to choose whether to participate digitally or with physical presence.

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will have a virtual booth at the fair to present reliable travel suppliers from Ecuador, Colombia and Tunisia.

Our partners offer unforgettable experiences in the most beautiful corners of the world, far away from mass and package tourism. Sustainability is at the forefront of all these tours, while at the same time meeting the needs of European tourists. All providers are carefully checked by IPD and prepared for the requirements of the EU travel market.

Within the framework of We love travel! we network you virtually with selected travel providers.

Detailed information on our companies will be available here from mid-September.

For further questions in advance please contact:

Nora Eichkorn

www.welovetravel.berlintravelfestival.com/de/

Virtual trade fair // 09.-11-11-2020
 
Virtual trade fair // 09.-11-11-2020

wtm - virtual

Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, it is still not possible to hold trade fairs on site. But WTM is not deterred by this and is organising a virtual trade fair for the first time in 40 years. Under the motto Recover. Rebuild. Innovate., tourism professionals and tour operators from different countries and continents will meet live on the computer from 09-11-2020.

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will also be present with a virtual stand at the fair to present reliable tour operators from Ecuador, Colombia and Tunisia.

Unforgettable experiences at the most beautiful places in the world, breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters - all this is offered by our partners far away from mass and package tourism. In all trips, the focus is on sustainability while meeting the needs of European tourists.

Our tour operators have been carefully screened by IPD before the pandemic and prepared for the requirements of the EU travel market.

Detailed information on our companies can be found here End of September.

 For further questions in advance please contact us:

Nora Eichkorn

www.wtm.com

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

Planned: 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.

Registration for the online B2B meetings via the B2Match platform will be possible from October 2020.

For questions in advance please contact:

Karen Dall

Trade fair in Nantes // 03.02. - 05.02.2021
 
Trade fair in Nantes // 03.02. - 05.02.2021

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 03. - 05.02.2021

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

Virtual event // 24. - 25.09.2020
 
Virtual event // 24. - 25.09.2020

71st Latin American Day 2020

The 71st Latin America Day will take place on 24 and 25 September - this year online.
Over 200 people from more than 15 countries and 10 different sectors will participate in this virtual event.
Find out more in interesting presentations and forums about

  • healthcare,
  • food security,
  • risk management,
  • green deal,
  • free trade,
  • transformations in the automotive industry and
  • digitisation in everyday working life

Interactive chat formats, web conferences, virtual exhibition stands and online B2B meetings offer new opportunities for networking with future partners in Germany and Latin America.

For further information and registration please click here : www.lateinamerikaverein.de

News

 
Berlin // 07.02.2020

ITB 2020: Sustainable travel offers from developing and emerging countries

Import Promotion Desk supports exhibitors from Ecuador, Nepal and Tunisia at ITB 2020
Bonn/Berlin, 04.02.2020 – Sustainable tourism offers from selected emerging and develop-ing countries are in the focus of the trade fair presentation of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at the ITB 2020. The German initiative for import and tourism promotion will present new tour operators from Ecuador, Tunisia and Nepal at the international tourism trade fair, taking place in Berlin from 4 to 8 March. The travel offers particularly consider aspects of sustainability and environmental and social compatibility. They range from ecological tours in the unknown north of Tunisia to bicycle tours in Nepal and the community-based tourism project Yunguilla in Ecuador. Around 20 travel companies from the three developing countries will be represented at the IPD stand (hall 5.2A | stand 113) and at the country stands of Ecuador (hall 23A | stand 110) and Tunisia (hall 21B | stand 216/217).

 
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.

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