Indonesia

Natural ingredients, a lot of wood – all legal

Indonesia has positioned itself well for Europe’s market and the future. The country offers a multitude of high-quality products for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sector. In the field of legal timber Indonesia offers European importers a high degree of legal certainty and still greater business potential.

The Import Promotion Desk has chosen Indonesia as one of its partner countries and will set you up with carefully selected and tested suppliers.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM INDONESIA:

Natural ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics:

  • diverse salts ans spices such as cinnamon
  • essential oils and extracts, e.g. vanilla, ginger
  • various coconut products, e.g. coconut oil, sugar, nectar syrup, chips, water, powder
  • seaweed products, cacao, organic speciality rice etc.

Technical wood:

  • classic hardwood products, e.g. Meranti and Teak
  • products made from fast-growing plantation woods, e.g. Jabon and Albasia.

In 2013 Indonesia was the first Asian country to sign a voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) with the EU for timber from legal sources (FLEGT-VPA). It has an obligatory and comprehensive documentation and certification system that includes forest enterprises. EU importers thus enjoy a high degree of legal certainty when they purchase timber and timber products.

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BULLETIN BOARD "INDONESIA"

Events

 
Roundtable // 16.03.2021

IPD roundtable "Lightwood from Indonesia"

Exchange and development of innovative products from Indonesian light wood
IPD brings together light wood producers, importers and processing companies.

On March 16.03.2021, IPD is organizing a roundtable where Indonesian producers of light wood products as well as importers and processing companies can exchange their experiences and ideas.
The objective is to jointly define requirements for specific applications and develop product solutions in areas where weight plays a role, such as caravan manufacturing, moveable furniture, exhibition stand construction, etc.

This is because lightweight wood from Indonesia outperforms other types of wood not only because of its weight. Indonesian lightweight wood products from Albasia and Jabon can also easily keep up with the classics such as MDF, particleboard or poplar plywood in terms of gross density, screw pull-out resistance and bending strength.
Detailed information on the outstanding properties of lightweight wood is available here.

Benefit from the roundtable to exchange experiences and contribute your expertise to the development of new lightweight wood products.

We look forward to your participation.
To register and for further questions contact:

Frank Maul

Virtual B2B event // 17.03. - 26.03.2021
 
Virtual B2B event // 17.03. - 26.03.2021

IPD Virtual B2B Event - Lightweight timber from Indonesia

Discover the quality of Indonesian light wood products!
Establish contacts with reliable wood suppliers!

Many of the international trade fairs, which are important contact exchanges, have been postponed or cancelled. The search for new products and new suppliers is more difficult. IPD supports wood importers in this time with the virtual B2B event "Light Wood from Indonesia".

From 17 March - 26 March, 2021 interested purchasers have the opportunity to get to know reliable Indonesian producers inindividual online meetings.

Lightweight wood from Indonesia surpasses other types of wood not only because of its weight. Tests conducted by EPH Dresden have confirmed this: In terms of gross density, screw pull-out resistance and bending strength, Indonesian light woods of the Albasia and Jabon varieties can definitely keep up with the classics such as MDF, chipboard or poplar plywood. They thus offer an equivalent alternative to conventional wood-based materials.They are interesting for applications in areas where weight plays a role, such as caravan fabrications, moveable furniture, exhibition stand construction, etc.
Detailed information about the outstanding properties of lightweight wood you can find here.

All producers were selected and evaluated by the IPD. Criteria such as quality of the products, exportability and capacity as well as access to and use of legal wood from sustainable sources were taken into account. Some of the products have CE marking.

Use the IPD virtual B2B event for individual discussions and expand your supplier network.
Detailed information on our companies will be available here from mid-February.

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

Frank Maul

Trade fair in Cologne // 04. - 07.05.2021
 
Trade fair in Cologne // 04. - 07.05.2021

interzum 2021

Convince yourself of the quality of Indonesian light wood products!
Establish contacts with reliable wood suppliers!

The interzum 2021 - the world's leading trade fair for the furniture manufacturing and interior design industry - is adapting to current circumstances and offering the fair as a hybrid event under the motto "Your space for the future - on-site and digital". 

In cooperation with ITPC (Indonesian Trade Promotion Center in Hamburg), IPD will present Indonesian companies with their high-quality products. Let yourself be convinced by the products made of fast-growing, light woods, such as blockboards and plywood from Jabon and Albasia. These are used in a variety of applications, including furniture and construction. Specialised companies in Germany offer customised coating solutions.

Lightweight wood from Indonesia surpasses other types of wood not only because of its weight. Tests conducted by EPH Dresden have confirmed this: In terms of gross density, screw pull-out resistance and bending strength, Indonesian light woods of the Albasia and Jabon varieties can definitely keep up with the classics such as MDF, chipboard or poplar plywood. They thus offer an equivalent alternative to conventional wood-based materials.

All producers were tested and selected by the IPD. Criteria such as quality of the products, exportability and capacity as well as access to and use of legal wood from sustainable sources were taken into account. Some of the products have CE marking.

Use the interzum for individual discussions.
To make an appointment or for further questions, please contact:

Frank Maul

www.interzum.de

News

 
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.

 
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.

Success Stories

 
Success Story

Coconut flower sugar – a niche product from Indonesia

The ambitious start-up company KULAU GmbH from Berlin has specialised in importing coconut-based products. The name of the enterprise speaks for itself: in Papua-New Guinea’s creole language Tok-Pisin, “kulau” means “young, green coconut”.

The company exclusively sells sustainable, naturally manufactured fair-trade organic products. In its selection of suppliers, KULAU adheres to the highest standards. Both in regard to product quality, good working conditions and environmentally-friendly cultivation methods at the plantations, the German importer makes high demands on its foreign partners. Professional sourcing is therefore very important to the company when it comes to locating suitable buying markets for its products in tropical countries. This is where the help of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) came in handy. The agency introduced KULAU to the suitable partner, saving the company a lot of time and money.

 
Success Story

Sustained export promotion: Coconut sugar from Java

“When we entered the export market with coconut sugar we had collaborations with 100 small farmers – today it is already over 300,” says Amir Sudjono, founder of the company PT COCO SUGAR INDONESIA with headquarters in Purwokerto on the island of Java. The Indonesian firm has been participating in the export promotion programme of the Import Promotion Desk since 2015 and has in that time developed to become an international producer and exporter.

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