The best from the highest mountains

From the heights of the Himalayas – Nepal offers an amazing spectrum of natural ingredients for food products, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The raw material is often obtained through wild harvesting.

Moreover, Nepal supplies a portfolio of teas as well as medicinal and aromatic plants which are currently in great demand in the German market. A number of top-quality essential oils and spices, some of them in organic quality, can also be imported from the Himalayan country.

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


  • Natural ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, among them essential oils and spices (some organically grown), tea, medicinal and aromatic plants).

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Trade Fair in Frankfurt // 28. - 30.11.2017
Trade Fair in Frankfurt // 28. - 30.11.2017

Food Ingredients Europe 2017

Are you looking for natural ingredients with great market potential?
Visit us at in Hall 11.0 Booth C91/C93.

The IPD presents 18 carefully selected, marketable companies from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia. In cooperation with the Swiss import support programme SIPPO and the Dutch CBI, the IPD is to introduce suppliers from South Africa and Pakistan for the first time in Frankfurt.

The product range is wide. High-quality oils such as Ethiopian black cumin oil, organic Sacha Inchi oil from Peru or the most exclusive prickly pear seed oil from Tunisia will be exhibited. In addition, Szechuan pepper from Nepal, dried organic herbs from Tunisia, Kyrgyz walnuts and South African medicinal plants such as the Cape Pelargonium and the natural additive guar gum flour from Pakistan and other innovative products can be found at FiE 2017.

We connect you with reliable exporters. All companies are familiar with the requirements of the European market. Individually selected according to your requirements, we arrange meetings with suitable suppliers for you. Save time and reduce your risk.

A detailed overview of the companies and products can be found here.
Make an appointment with the IPD team!

Please contact:

Kathrin Seelige

Trade fair in Nuremberg // 14. – 17.02.2017
Trade fair in Nuremberg // 14. – 17.02.2017

Biofach 2018

Import Promotion Desk presents organic products from partner countries

The demand for organic produce is on the rise in Germany and Europe. At the same time, there is a great deal of untapped potential in developing and emerging nations.

The IPD brings carefully selected producers from Egypt, Indonesia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia to the BIOFACH 2018 − the world's leading trade fair for organic food.
The companies offer a wide range of products, such as walnuts from Kyrgyzstan, prickley pear kernel oil from Tunisia, coconut sugar from Indonesia, essential oils, herbs and tea from Nepal or powder of Peruvian superfoods such as quinoa, chia and maca.
In cooperation with the “Swiss Import Promotion Programme” (SIPPO) the IPD also introduces innovative companies from South Africa and Serbia to the European market.
All exporters are equipped with the required certificates and are familiar with the demands of European trade sector. The IPD arranges contacts to the reliable suppliers directly at the trade fair.

Further information of the companies and their products will be available in January.

For any question beforehand please contact:

Tabea Mack (Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia)
Nicky Buizer (Colombia, Nepal, Peru)
Kathrin Seelige (Kyrgyztan, Tunisia)


Bonn // 04.12.16

Country pavilions from Kyrgyzstan and Tunisia for the first time

Kyrgyzstan and Tunisia attracted considerable attention at the Health Ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt.
For the first time they were represented with their own country pavilions which the IPD had organised in collaboration with the export promotion organisations Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) in Kyrgyzstan, the Exports Department of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Economy and Agence de Promotion des Investissements Agricoles (APIA) in Tunisia. At Europe’s most important exhibition for natural and health ingredients, the Kyrgyz producers presented their high-quality products, such as beans, nuts, dried fruit, and berries. The Tunisians impressed buyers with organic quality vegetable oils and many products based on dates and prickly pears. Besides Kyrgyzstan and Tunisia, the IPD also brought three exporters from Nepal to the exhibition and the European buyers were particularly interested in Nepalese organic ginger and medicinal and aromatic plants from the Himalayas. The exporters proved very satisfied with the around 350 contacts which the IPD was able to broker over the course of the exhibition.

Success Stories

Success Story

Medicinal and aromatic plants from the Himalaya


Trade in medicinal and aromatic plants is an important source of income for the Nepalese population and makes an important contribution to the national economy. In Nepal the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are working together to support enterprises with the marketing of these highly sought-after plants. One company to benefit from this co-operation is the exporter Satya International.

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