Africa has developed into an up-and-coming market for various product groups. 

The broad range of fresh fruit and vegetables makes the country extremely interesting for importers.
In cooperation with the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), the IPD provides producers about the steps required for the GLOBALG.A.P. certification.

The IPD matches Ethiopian suppliers with European importers so they can sell to the European market without intermediaries. The importers, too, profit from this kind of direct trade: They can reduce their procurement costs and gain direct access to special varieties and good quality produce.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM ETHIOPIA:

Natural ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics:

  • pulses (mainly kidney and pinto beans), oil seeds (e.g. sesame, both conventional and organically grown)
  • essential and fatty oils (e.g. eucalyptus, black cumin)
  • spices (e.g. pepper, chili, cardamom)
  • rubber, resins, honey (in organic quality)

Fresh fruit and vegetables:

  • strawberries, grapes
  • beans, snow peas
  • fresh herbs etc.

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

Contact us

 

BULLETIN BOARD "ETHIOPIA"

Events

Trade fair in Cologne // 09.10. - 13.10.2021
 
Trade fair in Cologne // 09.10. - 13.10.2021

Anuga 2021

IPD exhibits at the world's largest trade fair for food and beverages in Cologne, Germany

We present carefully screened producers from selected developing and emerging countries to the European trade.

A high quality, partly unusual range of products awaits you – starting with coconut prod-ucts such as coconut blossom sugar, coconut syrup, coconut flour, coconut oil, coconut chips or coconut water from Sri Lanka and Indonesia, organic peanuts from Egypt, dried fruits from Côte d`Ivoire and specialities such as saf-fron, olive oil as well as various date products from Tunisia… only to name a few examples from the diverse assortment of our companies.

Get to know innovative products and expand your portfolio.
We will be happy to provide you with detailed information about the producers in the run-up to Anuga.

All producers were beforehandvisited by the IPD and carefully evaluated. We take into account criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications.

This way you can be assured of the product quality and the reliability of the exporters.

We network you with reliable suppliers.

Detailed information on IPD exporters and their product range will be available from September.

For any questions, please contact us:

Shakhnoza Kurbanalieva

www.anuga.de

Trade fair // 05.10. - 07.10.2021
 
Trade fair // 05.10. - 07.10.2021

Fruit Attraction 2021

IPD exhibits at the international trade fair for fresh fruit & vegetables

After last year's Fruit Attraction was held as a digital trade fair, IPD is going to be on site again this year with its own booth.

We will introduce European importers to carefully screened suppliers from our partner countries, including Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte dÌvoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Morocco, Peru and Ukraine. The companies offer a diverse range of products, including organic quality, such as:

  • Granadillas, mangoes, papayas, pomegranates
  • Avocados, physalis, grapes, dates and various berries
  • Sweet potatoes, peas, beans, snow peas, tomatoes, onions
  • Ginger, turmeric, 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 will be available in September.

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

Linda Mense

www.fruitattraction.com

Trade fair in Rimini // 07. - 09.09.2021
 
Trade fair in Rimini // 07. - 09.09.2021

Macfrut 2021

IPD presents its services for European importers at the trade fair for fresh fruit & vegetables in Rimini
- live on site and virtually

We provide European importers with carefully screened suppliers from our partner countries, including Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Colombia, Morocco, Peru and Ukraine. The companies offer a diverse range of products, including organic quality.

Importers benefit from these free services

  •  Free of charge mediation of contacts to verified exporters
  •  Fresh produce from January to December thanks to suppliers on different continents
  •  All companies meet the high requirements of the European market.

Learn more about our offer and meet us at Macfrut in Rimini.

www.machfrut.com

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

in-cosmetics 2021

Get to know reliable producers of innovative ingredients!
Meet us at in-cosmetics - the meeting place for personal care ingredients.

We will inform about reliable producers, such as from Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire, Colombia and Ecuador.

Our companies offer 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.

Details about our companies and their diverse product range will be available here from September.

For further information in advance please contact us:

Andreas Gemählich

News

 
Bonn // 16.02.2016

Fruit Logistica: Intensified cooperation with Egypt

Bonn, February 16, 2016 – The Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the import promotion service provider in Germany, is expanding its cooperation with Egypt. To that purpose representatives of the IPD and the Egyptian Agricultural Export Council (AEC) signed a memorandum of understanding at the Fruit Logistica trade fair where Egypt participated as a partner country. Until 2018, the IPD will help Egyptian producers become ready for export. „With this agreement we want to promote sustainable and structured import from Egypt and strengthen the local private sector. Because successful import promotion benefits both importers and exporters“, says Dr. Julia Hoffmann , head of the IPD.

At the Fruit Logistica the IPD showcased two exhibitors from Egypt. One of them, the Egyptian Grower’s Organization (EGO), took part in the trade fair for the first time. An association of five agricultural businesses which farm in the country’s different climate zones, the EGO is able to offer single-source products such as fresh mangoes, pomegranates and grapes over an extended period of time. At the Fruit Logistica the group conducted several positive business talks including one that promises a business deal for mangoes.

First-ever Ethiopian country booth

The IPD also presented the world’s first Ethiopian country booth at a trade fair for fruit and vegetables. German companies were especially interested in the beans, chilies, strawberries, grapes and snow peas offered by the four Ethiopian exporters. Initial successful business talks were conducted by the Meki-Batu Union, the largest association of cooperatives in Ethiopia, which participated in the trade fair following an invitation by the IPD. The IPD exhibitor portfolio at the Fruit Logistica was complemented by Tunisia and Colombia.

 
Bonn/Cologne // 12.09.2017

Anuga 2017: Fresh impulses from emerging markets and developing countries

Import Promotion Desk brings a broad range of specialities to Anuga

Bonn, 12.09.2017 – At Anuga, the world’s largest food industry exhibition, to be held in Cologne from 7 to 11 October 2017, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be attending with 18 producers from 7 countries. Exporters from Ethiopia, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Columbia, Indonesia and Peru will be supported by the IPD in presenting their products at the exhibition. The companies offer high quality natural ingredients from their regions.

 
Berlin // 18.01.2018

Fruit Logistica 2018: Ethiopia to have country pavilion for the first time

Bonn, 18.01.2018 – At Fruit Logistica, the international specialist exhibition for fruit and vegetables to take place from 7 ‐ 9 February 2018 in Berlin, Ethiopia will be represented with its own country pavilion for the first time (hall 26, stand B‐04). Seven exhibitors from all over Ethiopia will exhibit the broad range of products available from the African interior on the stand of the Ethiopian Horticulture Producers Exporters Association (EHPEA).

 
Bonn // 25.07.2018

IPD intensifies activities for sustainable economic development

German import promotion initiative is now active in 13 countries and 5 sectors

Bonn/Berlin, 25.07.2018 – Since 2012, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has assisted small-to-medium-sized enterprises in selected developing and emerging counties to ac-cess the European market. In its third project phase, the IPD expands activities to 13 partner countries and five sectors. The IPD supports export companies on the so-called "last mile"– it accompanies producers to the European market, arranges contacts with importers, thereby closing a strategic gap at the interface of development cooperation and foreign trade.

Success Stories

 
Success Story

Success for organic products from Ethiopia on the EU market

IPD procures new trade partner for the Ethiopian exporter GreenPath Food

GreenPath Food is Ethiopia’s first – and, up until now, its only – certified EU-organic producer and exporter organisation in the fruit and vegetable sector. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) added the company to its export promotion programme in 2017. With support of IPD, GreenPath Food was able to raise awareness for its products at European trade fairs and to establish successful trade relations. For two years now, they have been in close cooperation with the Hamburg-based import organisation ElbeFruit Europe, which markets EU-organically certified avocados, vegetables and fresh herbs from GreenPath Food in German-speaking countries. Their cooperation in the organic trade sector opens up new opportunities for both partners.

 
Success Story

Pure oils from Ethiopian medicinal plants

Import Promotion Desk makes EU market accessible for African producers

With support from the IPD, Ethiopian company Hayat Cosmo Industry PLC was able to present its products from pure black cumin oil at European trade fairs. The trade fair success encouraged Hayat to expand its offerings to European customers, so that the company now also produces essential oils. Investment in the new product developments has paid off for the Ethiopian company: At in-cosmetics trade fair in Paris, Hayat successfully presented its new product range for the first time.

 
Success Story

Ethiopian Union of Cooperatives - ready for export to Europe

The Union of Cooperatives Meki Batu from Ethiopia is to exhibit for the first time at Berlin’s “Fruit Logistica”
in February 2017. For two years, the Import Promotion Desk has been working intensely with the union – which
comprises over 8,000 Ethiopian farmers – to prepare them for the exhibition debut. For Meki Batu Union, participating in the exhibition is a decisive step in their strategic plan to enter the German and European markets and establish long-term trade relations.

Facts & Figures

Basic Data

Official Name:Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (yeʾĪtiyoṗṗya Fēdēralawī Dēmokirasīyawī Rīpebilīk)
Government:Federal dominant-party parliamentary republic
Head of State:Mulatu Teshome
Commercial Languages:Ahmaric, English
Time difference:CET +1
Currency:Birr (ETB)
Calling Code:+251
Area: 1,104 million km²
Population: 92.7 million (2017, estimate)
Capital:Addis Ababa
Largest Cities and Agglomerations:Addis Ababa (3,4 million), Gondar (350,000), Mekele (340,000), Adama (340,000)
Most important exhibition centresAddis Ababa
Largest AirportsAddis Ababa, Dire Dawa
PortsNone, nearest Djibouti and Port Sudan
 

Economic Data

GDP2016: 72,5 bn. US$ 
2017: 79,7 bn. US$ (estimate) 
2018: 87,3 bn. US$ (forecast)
GDP per capita
2016: 795,2 US$ 
2017: 860,6 US$ (estimate) 
2018: 927,4 US$ (forecast)
Economic growth
2016: 8,0 % 
2017: 8,5 % (estimate) 
2018: 8,5 % (forecast)
Inflation rate
2016: 7,3 % 
2017: 8,1 % (estimate) 
2018: 8,0 % (forecast)
Exchange rate1 US$ = 27,47 ETB
1 Euro = 33,86 ETB
(effective: April 2018)
Membership in regional Organisations
AU, COMESA, IMF, ECA, IGAD, AKP
Most important industriesAgriculture, forestry, trade, service industry, mining
 

Trade Data

Export

 
Volume2015: 5 billion US$
2016: 1,7 billion US$
Most important trade partners
USA, Saudi Arabia, Germany
Products and sectors
Food; textiles


Import

 
Volume2015: 25,8 billion US$ 
2016: 19,1 billion US$
Most important trade partners
USA, China, India
Products and sectors
Machinery, petrochemicals, automotive and parts
 
Data source: iXPOS, Federal Foreign Office, AUMA, Germany Trade & Invest – All information is supplied without guarantee.

 

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