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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      BULLETIN BOARD "TUNISIA"

      Events

      FAM Trip // 09.06. - 19.06.2022
       
      FAM Trip // 09.06. - 19.06.2022

      FAM Trip to Tunisia

      Join IPD on a sustainable journey through the hidden treasures of Tunisia.
      Meet evaluated tourism providers in Tunisia!


      The North African country has much more to offer than its beautiful Mediterranean beaches.

      You can look foward to:

      • Nature trip through the green & lush Northwest region
      • Cycling through Cartage’s historical treasures
      • See the arty side of Djerba island
      • Soft adventure and an eco-stay in the mountains of Zaghouan
      • Amazigh culture trip in Tunisia’s Dahar Region
      • and more to discover.

      IPD will connect you with an exclusive selection of six carefully evaluated tourism companies who will present their exceptional and sustainable product portfolio.

      All Ecuadorian service providers have been evaluated before the pandemic and have been trained on the requirements of the EU travel market. IPD connects you with these reliable tourism companies – independently and free of charge.

      Join IPD on this inspiring journey
      from 9 to 18 June 2022 (Flight from London) or
      from 10 to 17 June 2022 (Flight from Frankfurt)


      Receive more information and register here.

      For further questions, please contact:

      Nora Eichkorn

      ..Trade fair in Nuremberg // 26.07. - 29.07.2022
       
      ..Trade fair in Nuremberg // 26.07. - 29.07.2022

      Biofach 2022

      Biofach 2022 - the world's leading trade fair for organic food - will take place from 26 - 29 July 2022.

      This year, the IPD will again be represented together with the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with the joint stand "Organic sourcing for development" and present carefully selected producers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Ghana, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan and Ukraine, among others. More than 50 companies will present their diverse organic assortment.

      You will find herbs, spices and teas, pastes, essential and cold-pressed oils, cane and coconut blossom sugar, as well as fruit and vegetable specialties from the new markets.

      All companies were evaluated by the IPD. We take into account criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as the fulfillment of international standards and certifications.

      Take advantage of the Biofach and meet reliable exporters from our partner countries. 

      Details of companies and their product range will be available in June .

      For questions in advance and further information please contact us:

      Maria Paula Gomez

      www.biofach.de

      News

       
      Bonn/Berlin // 10.11.2021

      Survey among importers: Successful matchmaking through IPD

      European importers appreciate the support of Import Promotion Desk (IPD) in finding suppliers and initiating business deals
      Bonn/Berlin, 10.11.2021 – Sourcing, contact brokering, closing deals – Import Promotion Desk (IPD) successfully brings European importers together with producers from developing countries and emerging nations. This has been shown in a survey among importers who have worked with IPD: Almost three quarters of the respondents state that they have al-ready concluded a business deal with companies from the IPD programme. 60 percent of the importers surveyed have already included suppliers recommended by IPD with whom they have concluded a business deal in their buying portfolio. "Creating long-term trade re-lations with a sustainable effect for upcoming entrepreneurs in developing and emerging countries is the aim of IPD," says Dr Julia Bellinghausen, head of IPD.

       
      Bonn/Berlin // 27.10.2021

      FiE/HiE 2021: biological diversity of selected developing and emerging nation

      The initiative for import promotion presents exceptional herbs, spices, essential oils and plant extracts from developing countries and emerging nations
      Bonn/Berlin, 27.10.2021 – With a variety of products highlighting the biodiversity of selected developing and emerging nations, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be exhibiting this year at Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) co-located together with Health Ingredients Europe (HIE). Exceptional herbs, spices, essential oils and plant extracts will be presented by the 15 companies from the IPD programme at the 2-in-1 trade fair taking place in Frankfurt from the 30th of November to the 2nd of December and also virtually from the 22nd of November.

       
      Bonn/Berlin // 06.10.2021

      WTM 2021: IPD introduces Uzbekistan as a new destination

      The tourism promotion initiative supports European tour operators in their search for new partners.

      Bonn/Berlin, 05.10.2021 – Over 30 travel suppliers from Ecuador, Nepal, Tunisia and now Uzbekistan will be presented by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at the international tour-ism trade fair "WTM - World Travel Market" taking place from the 1st - 3rd of November in London and from the 8th – 9th of November virtually. All IPD partner companies offer sustainable trips, intended to lead tourists off the beaten track to experience cultural, natural highlights destinations in a new way. The tourism promotion initiative has carefully selected these special and highly individual travel offers, prepared the providers for European market requirements and is now presenting them to international travel marketers – both at the WTM exhibition stand in London and at the virtual WTM meetings.

      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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