Sri Lanka

Island of spices

Sri Lanka is famed as an exporter of premium quality spices, above all cinnamon and pepper, but also as a supplier of essential oils and extracts. Oils won from cardamoms, cloves, or the exotic Malabar tamarind, for example, are used in the manufacture of cosmetic and wellness products.

The lusciously verdant island in the Indian Ocean is also a source of nuts like chashwes as well as of dried exotic fruits such as jackfruit, papaya, and mango.

The most important plant in Sri Lanka, however, is the coconut. Annually, around 2.5 million tons of coconuts are harvested and 44,000 tons of coconut oil produced from a crop acreage of approximately 400,000 hectares. Producers in Sri Lanka are increasingly focussing their attention on the demands of the EU market, offering virgin coconut oil and coconut blossom sugar in organic quality. But Sri Lanka is also home to the sovereign among coconuts: the king coconut, a source of especially nutritious coconut water.

In 2018, as part of the country’s development agenda, the Sri Lankan government adopted a new concept for promoting export business in the shape of its National Export Strategy (NES). The island’s ecologicalagricultural production is largely geared towards exports. The agricultural sector is a key driver of sustainable economic development and a creator of jobs.
The European Union has granted concessions to Sri Lanka, cutting import duties on processed agricultural goods as part of its Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP+). This arrangement supports developing countries in the process of tapping further potential on the EU market and increasing sales there.

The IPD currently identifies reliable trade partners in Ghana whose products meet the quality criteria of the EU market.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM SRI LANKA

Natural ingredients for foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals:

  • Spices such as cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, curry leaves, vanilla, nutmeg, and mace etc.
  • Essential oils and extracts, e.g. cinnamon, ginger, cloves, centella asiatica, garcinia cambogia
  • Diverse coconut products such as virgin coconut oil, coconut blossom sugar, coconut butter, king coconut (Thembili), etc.
  • Nuts such as cashew
  • Dried fruits such as pineapple, jackfruit, mango, papaya etc.
  • Tea, green and black varieties

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BULLETIN BOARD "SRI LANKA"

Events

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

News

 
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.

 
Paris/Bonn 12.11.2019

Food Ingredients Europe 2019: natural ingredients from Sri Lanka and Ecuador

Import Promotion Desk brings natural ingredients from developing and emerging countries to this year´s Food Ingredients Europe (FIE)

Bonn/Berlin, 12.11.2019 – High-quality extracts and exceptional vegetable and fruit pow-ders will be presented by exhibitors from Sri Lanka and Ecuador at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FIE), the international trade fair for food ingredients, which takes place from 3 to 5 December in Paris. Due to the high quality of the raw materials and the gentle manufacturing processes, the products retain their high content of nutrients and active components. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports producers from Sir Lanka, Ecuador and other partner countries in presenting their great product diversity and special product quality to international buyers.

 
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.

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