Tunisia

Great organic produce, simply imported

Tunisia has done a lot to do justice to the European market. Today it is an attractive source of supply for different products groups. Many farmers and processing companies now hold various certifications relevant to European quality standards. The production of organic produce is on the upswing, especially in regard to olive oil, vegetables and herbs. This makes for the existence of considerable organic farming expertise in the country. At the same time, Tunisia is on the EU Third Country list, which facilitates the import of organic products from Tunisia. 

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

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM TUNESIA:

Fresh fruit and vegetables

  • apricots, strawberries, melons, peaches, dates, citrus fruit
  • artichokes, tomatoes
  • fresh herbs etc.

Natural ingredients (for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics)

  • fruit pulp, e.g. prickley pear
  • frozen fruit and vegetables
  • dried herbs, e.g. basil, rosmarin, olive leaves
  • essential oils, e.g. prickley pear seed oil, and fatty oils like olive oil
  • spirulina products

Tunisia can offer some unique products as well as goods that are typical for North Africa, among them dates, olive oil and tomato paste.

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

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BULLETIN BOARD "TUNISIA"

Events

Trade fair in Berlin // 18.01 - 27.01.2019
 
Trade fair in Berlin // 18.01 - 27.01.2019

International Green Week 2019

„ONEWORLD without hunger is possible with fair purchasing and fair production“

This is the theme of the presentation of the Federal Ministery for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) at the International Green Week in Berlin. In contrast to other consumer-oriented offers at the Green Week, the BMZ wants to show that ONE WORLD without hunger can also be fair, sustainable and tasty.

The IPD supports this mission and presents selected companies from Ethiopia, Egypt, Tunisia and Côte d'Ivoire that will bring typical national specialities to Berlin.
Visitors are invited to taste and get to know the exotic product range of these African suppliers.

In addition, visitors of the IPD stand can expand their knowledge about the countries and find out more about the IPD`s services, demonstrating how sustainable trade promotion can foster economic development in the partner countries, create jobs and increase income.

For further information please contact:

Kathrin Seelige

www.gruenewoche.de

Trade fair in Berlin // 06.02. - 08.02.2019
 
Trade fair in Berlin // 06.02. - 08.02.2019

Fruit Logistica 2019

New exporters of exotic fruit and vegetables from the partner countries

The IPD will be on the Fruit Logistica 2019 - the trade fair for fruit and vegetables in Berlin - to present carefully selected exporters to the European market.

The participation of the Ethiopian exporters is promising who will present their premium product assortment. Moreover, the IPD will accompany carefully selected suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Colombia, Peru, and Tunisia.

Detailed information about the exporters and their product range will be available in January.
For further information please contact:

Linda Mense

www.fruitlogistica.de

Trade fair in Nuremberg // 13.02. - 16.02.2019
 
Trade fair in Nuremberg // 13.02. - 16.02.2019

Biofach 2019

Comprehensive organic range from emerging and developing countries
IPD 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.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Tunisia, Serbia, and Ukraine – IPD will be accompanied by organic producers from these countries at BIOFACH 2019, the world’s largest showcase for organic food. More than 30 enterprises 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 e.g. herbs, spices and tea, essential and cold-pressed oils, cane and coconut blossom sugar, as well as fruit and vegetable specialities from the regions.

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.

Visit us at our boot in hall 4 /4-561.

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

For further information please contact:

Angie Martinez

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/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.

 
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, Munich // 25.09.2017

Prickly pear, spirulina and almond oil – plant-based cosmetics from Tunisia

IPD and CEPEX bring natural cosmetics from Tunisia to the Beauty Forum in Munich

Bonn/Munich, 25.09.2017 – At this year’s Beauty Forum, to take place from the 28th to the 29th October 2017 in Munich, Tunisia is participating with its own country pavilion for the first time. Five Tunisian companies will be presenting special care products from their region. Many of the offered cosmetics use raw materials typical to the country, such as prickly pear oil, spirulina algae and almond oil. The Tunisian pavilion is organised by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) and the Tunisian export promotion centre, Centre de Promo-tion des Exportations (CEPEX). The IPD is supporting the Tunisian companies break into the European market.

 
Bonn/Cologne // 12.09.2017

Anuga 2017: Fresh impulses from emerging markets and developing countries

Import Promotion Desk brings a broad range of specialities to Anuga

Bonn, 12.09.2017 – At Anuga, the world’s largest food industry exhibition, to be held in Cologne from 7 to 11 October 2017, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be attending with 18 producers from 7 countries. Exporters from Ethiopia, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Columbia, Indonesia and Peru will be supported by the IPD in presenting their products at the exhibition. The companies offer high quality natural ingredients from their regions.

 
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 // 23.12.2015

Tunisian prickly pears in the focus of FiE 2015 in Paris

Bonn/Paris, December 2015 – Tunisian rarities such as prickly pear flour and prickly pear seed oil were presented by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) on the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) trade fair 2015 in Paris. From December 1 to December 3, the import promotion service provider presented suppliers of prickly pear products at its fair booth to the trading industry. The Tunisian product portfolio was complemented by producers of essential oils made from wildly harvested rosemary and myrrh.

For the first time the IPD introduced three carefully selected companies from Tunisia to the FIE, all of which were carefully selected and briefed for the European market. One of them was the exporter „Nopal Tunisie SA“, which offers a broad range of organically grown and certified products made from prickly pear. The extract made from pressed prickly pear fruit juice, for instance, makes for a natural red-to-violet food colouring for dairy products such as yoghurt or ice cream. A gluten-free flour obtained from prickly pear kernels is an excellent baking ingredient or sauce thickener. 

The most exclusive product of the plant is prickly pear seed oil also offered by the manufacturer „Omega Tunisie“. The valuable oil is high in essential fatty acids, especially linoleic acid. Due to its versatility the plant is also called the „sultan of fruit” in Tunisia. „Our presentation of such exotic specialties in particular”, says Dr. Julia Hoffmann, head of the Import Promotion Desk, “gives interested importers the opportunity to expand their product portfolio.”

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.

Facts & Figures

Basic Data

Official Name:Tunisian Republic ( El Djumhuriyya El Tunisiya, République tunisienne)
Government  type:Presidential republic with bicameral parliament
Head of state:Béji Caïd Essebsi (president)
Commercial languages:Arabic, French
Time difference:CET
Currency:Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Prefix number:+216
Area:164,150  km²
Population:11.3 million (2017, estimate)
Capital:Tunis
Largest cities and agglomerations:Tunis (approx. 2,0 million inhabitants including suburbs), Sfax (256,000 inhabitants), Susa (173,000 inhabitants)
Most important exhibition centres:Tunis
Largest airports:Tunis (Carthage International), Monastir
Ports:La Goulette (Tunis), Sfax, Rades
 

Economic Data

GDP2016: 42.1 billion US$
2017: 39.9 billion US$ (forecast) 
2018: 39.3 billion US$ (forecast)
GDP per capita2016: 3,749 US$ (estimate)
2017: 3,518 US$  (forecast) 
2018: 3,429 US$ (forecast)
Economic growth2016: 1.0 % (estimate)
2017: 2.3 % (forecast) 
2018: 3.0 % (forecast)
Inflation rate2016: 3.7 % 
2017: 4.5 % (forecast) 
2018: 4.4 % (forecast)
Exchange rate1 US$ = 2.38 TND
1 Euro = 2.96 TND
(effective: April 2018)
Membership in regional OrganizationsArab League, Organization of African Unity (OAU), Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), Non-Aligned Movement, Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
Country creditworthiness rating (Institutional Investor)March 2016: Rank 77
Creditworthiness index: 42.2
Most important industriesMining; manufacturing; trade; tourism; transport and communication
 

Trade Data


Export

 
Volumes2014: 16.8 billion US$
2015: 14.1 billion US$
2016: 13.6 billion US$
Most important trade partnersFrance, Italy, Germany Libya, Spain
Products und merchandise groupMechanic and electric industries; energy and lubricants; textiles, clothing, leather

Import

 
Volumes2014: 24.8 billion US$ 
2015: 20.2 billion US$
2016: 19.5 billion US$
Most important trade partnersFrance, Italy, Germany, China, Algeria
Products und merchandise groupMechanic and electric industries; energy and lubricants; textiles, clothing, leather
 

 

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

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