Tunisia

Great organic produce and much to discover

Natural ingredients: herbs and oils
Tunisia has unique natural products typical of the North African region. These include olive oil and fiery spice blends such as Harissa paste. Tunisia is also an attractive procurement market, especially for dried herbs in organic quality.

Tunisian traders also offer high-quality essential oils from wild herbs, such as myrtle or rosemary oil. These wild herb oils are ideal for naturopathic applications. A real rarity from Tunisia is prickly pear seed oil. This valuable oil is especially in demand from natural cosmetics manufacturers.

Tunisia has undertaken a great deal to meet the requirements of the European market. Many farmers and processing companies comply with European quality standards, and the proportion of organic farming in Tunisia’s agriculture is growing. At the same time, Tunisia is on the EU third country list, which facilitates the import of organic products from Tunisia.

The IPD supports European importers in their search for high-quality products from Tunisia and brings them together with carefully selected exporters.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM TUNESIA:

Natural ingredients for foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products:

  • Fruit pulp, e.g. prickly pear
  • Frozen fruit and vegetables
  • Organic quality dried herbs, e.g. basil, dill, coriander, rosemary, olive leaves, parsley, peppermint, thyme
  • Wild-harvested carob fruit pods and carob seeds
  • Essential oils, including rosemary oil, myrtle oil, neroli oil
  • Fatty oils and cold-pressed seed oils such as prickly pear seed oil, almond oil, black cumin seed oil, etc.
  • Sweeteners such as date syrup, date flour, prickly pear syrup
  • Spices, e.g. harissa products
  • Products based on spirulina algae

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    Destinations off the mass tourism track
    The fascination of the Sahara, desert castles and Berber villages, medinas with oriental flair, ancient ruins, the holy city of Kairouan or the archaeological heritage of Carthage – Tunisia is aware of its responsibility to protect the country’s valuable natural landscapes and cultural diversity.

    Tunisian tour operators are therefore looking for new ways to depart from the mass tourism track and head towards sustainable tourism.

    The IPD supports this tourism, which values the cultural and natural resources of the country and respects the interests of the population and the environment. To this end, the IPD mediates selected providers of cultural and adventure tours to attractive Tunisian destinations for European tourism operators.
    All providers have been carefully tested and have been trained on the requirements of the EU travel market.

    OUR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM OFFERS IN TUNISIA

    Cultural and adventure travel:

    • Adventure trips with nature and bird watching
    • Family trips with accommodation in an eco hotel
    • Adventure trips to the Tunisian Sahara, including desert safaris and camel trekking
    • Cultural and historical tours to historical sites in Tunisia (including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Kairouan, Dougga, Sousse)
    • Wine and gourmet tours with historical reference

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      Events

      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

      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 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

      News

       
      Bonn/Berlin // 17.02.2021

      IPD presents sustainable travel offers at virtual ITB Berlin NOW!

      Free services: IPD brings European tour operators together with reliable partners from developing and emerging countries

      Bonn/Berlin, 17.02.2021 - At this year's ITB, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will present its entire tourism offer with 25 travel providers from Ecuador, Nepal and Tunisia for the first time. The travel offers are individual, distinct from mass tourism and particularly consider sustainability criteria. The import promotion initiative, a project of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has carefully selected the tourism companies and is now supporting them on their way to the European market. This year, the IPD's tourism offer is set to grow further, with the inclusion of Uzbekistan as a new partner country.

       

       
      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.

      Success Stories

       
      Success Story

      Organic herbs from Tunisia

      HERBIOTECH’S EXPORT BUSINESS PROVIDES WORK FOR A WHOLE VILLAGE

      Tunisia is an attractive procurement market for dried herbs. Yet this is a little-known fact for many German importers. Most only know of Tunisia as an important export nation for olive oil. In the Kairouan region, the exporter Herbiotech employs an entire village in the cultivation of organic herbs. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports the Tunisian trader as they introduce their premium-quality products to the EU market.

      Success Story
       
      Success Story

      Dates from Tunisia

      IPD supports Demeter producer in setting up lasting trade partnerships

      Beni Ghreb is the first company in Tunisia to be certified for its organic and biodynamic dates. Initially, however, it proved impossible to obtain the price for Demeter-certified dates for the entire production. Beni Ghreb therefore
      applied for admission to the IPD programme with the aim of increasing sales of its products, especially to the organic sector in Europe. Since 2018, IPD has successfully liaised new business partners for Beni Ghreb.

       

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