Nepal

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.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM NEPAL:

Natural ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics:

  • essential oils, e.g. lemon grass oil, cinnamon and jatamansi oil
  • spices (some organically grown), e.g. sichuan pepper, ginger
  • teas, medicinal and aromatic plants, e.g. winged prickly ash

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

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BULLETIN BOARD "NEPAL"

Events

Trade fair in Paris // 21.10. – 25.10.2018
 
Trade fair in Paris // 21.10. – 25.10.2018

SIAL 2018: Specialities from emerging and developing countries

Establish contacts with new, carefully selected suppliers!
Learn more about regional products from eight countries!

Visit us at hall 5a / M 217.

SIAL will open its doors in Paris on 21 October. Around 7,000 exhibitors will be showcasing their products to the European trade again this year. 

Are you looking for suitable suppliers at the trade fair? Or a specific product?
You want to check the product quality and reliability of the producers?

Probably your time is limited, but the offer is large.

At SIAL, we will connect you directly with 26 carefully selected suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Nepal, Peru, Tunisia and Mozambique. At our booth "Worldwide sourcing for Europe", a joint stand organised together with our Dutch partner CBI, our companies present a wide range of regional products.

You will find among other products:

  • Teff – gluten-free cereal from Ethiopia
  • Pulses and walnuts from Kyrgyzstan
  • Date specialities from Tunisia and Egypt
  • Processed tropical fruit from Colombia
  • Superfoods from Peru

This is only an extract of the product range.
Get an overview of all products offered by our exporters.

IPD exporters at SIAL 2018

All companies have been pre-selected and carefully evaluated by IPD. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications have been considered.

We connect you with reliable suppliers. Take advantage of the SIAL fair for individual meetings.
Arrange an appointment now!
Please contact us: 

Tabea Mack (Ethiopia, Indonesia)
Nicky Buizer (Colombia, Nepal, Peru)
Kathrin Seelige (Kyrgystan, Tunisia)
Judith Emmerling (Egypt, GIZ Cooperation Serbia)

Trade fair in Berlin // 06.03. - 10.03.2019
 
Trade fair in Berlin // 06.03. - 10.03.2019

ITB Berlin

Establish contacts with carefully selected travel providers in our partner countries.
Learn more about new destinations and sustainable offers.


Sustainable tourism is being more and more popular.

Many travellers are looking for intensive relaxation, authentic experiences. But they also want to be sure that their trips are attuned to the nature, culture and society of the host country.

Especially the developing and emerging countries offer undiscovered tourism potential.

Are you looking for new travel providers of sustainable packages? Adventure-oriented tours to new destinations?

We arrange contact between European tourism operators and reliable travel providers in our partner countries. In designing their offers, our partners give attention to sustainability and especially on the needs of European tourists.
All companies were carefully examined and have been trained on the requirements of the EU travel market.

At ITB we connect you with reliable travel suppliers.
Take advantage of the ITB trade visitor days for individual discussions.

Detailed information on our suppliers will be available in February 2019.

If you have any further questions, please contact us:

Nora Eichkorn

www.itb-berlin.de


News

 
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.

 
Bonn, Nuremburg // 22.01.2018

BIOFACH 2018: Comprehensive organic range from emerging and developing countries

Import Promotion Desk with organic producers from nine countries at BIOFACH

Bonn, 22 January 2018 – Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru, Tunisia, Serbia, and South Africa – the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be accompanied by organic producers from these countries at this year’s BIOFACH. More than 30 enterprises from nine countries will present their diverse range of organic produce at the joint stand shared by the IPD with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and at the respective national pavilions. The products include herbs, spices and tea, essential and coldpressed oils, cane and coconut blossom sugar, as well as fruit and vegetable specialities from the regions. The fair, the world’s largest showcase for organic food, will be held from 14 to 17 February in Nuremberg.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 04.10.2018

SIAL 2018: Product diversity from Ethiopia

Import Promotion Desk presents specialities from emerging markets and developing countries at the international food exhibition

Bonn/Berlin (Germany), 4 October 2018 – With “Worldwide Sourcing for Europe” as its motto, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) together with the “Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries” (CBI), an import promotion programme from the Netherlands, will present regional producers from emerging markets and developing countries at SIAL. The exhibition, the leading food exhibition, will take place from 21 to 25 October 2018 in Paris.
26 exporters from Egypt, Ethiopia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru, Tunisia, and Mozambique will offer a wide product range of regional specialities. A special focus at the IPD exhibition stand will be on the IPD partner nation Ethiopia: teff and spices, beans and pulses, seeds and oilseed – the Ethiopian companies demonstrate the product diversity of this African country.

Success Stories

 
Success Story

Medicinal and aromatic plants from the Himalaya

CO-OPERATION PROJECT BETWEEN GIZ AND IPD ENCOURAGES THE EXPANSION OF NEPALESE EXPORTS

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.

 
Success Story

GIZ and IPD collaboration in Nepal bearing fruit

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EXPORT PROMOTION

Within the framework of the “Nepal Trade Integration Strategy” GIZ and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are supporting a model project promoting the export of medicinal and aromatic plants. The project shows how specific sectoral support can help establish efficient value creation chains and enable Nepalese firms direct access to the German trade market. The half-time evaluation of the export promotion programme in Nepal showed that in 2016 alone Nepalese producers exported to the EU medicinal plant products worth 1.2 million Euros.

Facts & Figures

Basic Data

Official Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
(नेपाल)
Government  type: Republic
Head of state:
Bidya Devi Bhandari (president)
Commercial languages: Nepalese
Time Difference CET +3
Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
Prefix number: +977
Area: 147,181 km²
Population: 29.2 million. (2016, estimate)
Capital: Kathmandu
Largest cities and agglomerations: Kathmandu (1.7 millionen inhabitants), Bhaktapur (420,000 inhabitants)
Most important exhibition centres: Kathmandu
Largest airports:
Kathmandu
 

Economic Data

GDP 2016: 21.1 billion US$
2017: 24.1 billion US$ (forecast) 
2018: 26.1 billion US$ (forecast)
GDP per capita
2016: 732.8 US$
2017: 824.2 US$ (forecast)
2018: 882.9 US$ forecast)
Economic growth
2016: 0.4 % 
2017: 7.5 % (forecast)
2018: 5.0 % (forecast)
Inflation rate
2016: 9.9 % 
2017: 4.5 %
2018: 6.0 % (forecast)
Exchange rate 1 US$ = 105,67 NPR
1 Euro = 130,4 NPR
(effective: April 2018)
Membership in regional Organizations ADB, BIMSTEC, Colombo Plan, ESCAP, IMF, SAARC, World Bank, WTO
Most important industries
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery / Wholesale and Retail Sales / Real Estate
 

Trade Data

Export

 
Volumes 2013: 0.9 billion US$ 
2014: 0.9 billion US$
2015: 0.7 billion US$
Most important trade partners India, USA
Products and merchandise groups
Textiles, food


Import

 
Volumes 2013: 6.5 billion US$
2014: 7.6 billion US$
2015: 6.6 billion US$
Most important trade partners India, China
Products and merchandise groups
Food, petrochemistry
 

 

Data source: iXPOS, Federal Foreign Office, AUMA, Germany Trade & Invest – All information is supplied without guarantee.

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