Great organic produce and much to discover

Fresh fruit and vegetable, herbs and oils
Tunisia offers exceptional natural products that are typical of the North African region. These include not only apricots, dates, olive oil, and fiery spice mixtures such as harissa paste; Tunisia is also an attractive procurement market for dried organic herbs

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.


Fresh fruit and vegetables:

  • Fruit such as apricots, dates, melons, peaches, citrus fruit
  • Vegetables, e.g. artichokes, tomatoes
  • Fresh herbs

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.


    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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      Virtual trade fair // 06 - 08.10.2020
      Virtual trade fair // 06 - 08.10.2020

      in-cosmetics virtual

      Network online with reliable producers of innovative ingredients!
      Take part in in-cosmetics virtual - the new, online meeting place for personal care ingredients

      Even if this year a personal meeting at in-cosmetics is not possible, take advantage of this interactive networking event.
      Make contacts with reliable producers from Colombia, Ethiopia, Ecuador and Côte d'Ivoire.

      IPD and selected exporters will be presented at in-cosmetics virtual. Find out about 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.

      Learn more about our companies and their diverse product range!   
      Meet our reliable exporters - online from 6 - 8 October on your computer.

      We arrange your individual meeting - individually selected according to your requirements. All companies are familiar with online meetings or web conferences.

      Meet us virtually from the 6th October at www.in-cosmetics.com

      To make an appointment or for further information please contact us:

      Andreas Gemählich

      Virtual trade fair // 01.10. - 31.10.2020
      Virtual trade fair // 01.10. - 31.10.2020

      Fruit Attraction LIVEConnect 2020

      The international trade fair for fresh fruit & vegetables, the "Fruit Attraction", will be a virtual event this year. From 1 October, the new digital platform "Fruit Attraction LIVEConnect" will offer importers and exporters the opportunity to network online.

      Benefit from this digital market place and make online contact with reliable exporters from our partner countries.  

      IPD connects European importers with carefully selected suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana, Colombia, Peru and the Ukraine. The companies offer a wide range of products, also in organic quality, such as

      • Granadillas, mangoes, papayas, pomegranates
      • Avocados, physalis, grapes, dates and various berries
      • Sweet potatoes, peas, beans, snow peas, tomatoes, onions
      • 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 you find below.

      For further information or if you have any questions, please contact us:

      Linda Mense


      P.S. The next personal edition of the Fruit Attraction fair, organised by IFEMA and FEPEX, will take place from 5 to 7 October 2021.

      Virtual trade fair // 16. - 18.10.2020
      Virtual trade fair // 16. - 18.10.2020

      We love travel! - virtual

      "Stronger together, stronger than ever!" with this motto the We love travel! The Hybrid Fair starts from 16.-18.10.2020 in Berlin and virtually.

      The event supports the recovery of the tourism industry, with both exhibitors and visitors being free to choose whether to participate digitally or with physical presence.

      The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will have a virtual booth at the fair to present reliable travel suppliers from Ecuador, Colombia and Tunisia.

      Our partners offer unforgettable experiences in the most beautiful corners of the world, far away from mass and package tourism. Sustainability is at the forefront of all these tours, while at the same time meeting the needs of European tourists. All providers are carefully checked by IPD and prepared for the requirements of the EU travel market.

      Within the framework of We love travel! we network you virtually with selected travel providers.

      Detailed information on our companies will be available here from mid-September.

      For further questions in advance please contact:

      Nora Eichkorn


      Virtual trade fair // 09.-11-11-2020
      Virtual trade fair // 09.-11-11-2020

      wtm - virtual

      Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, it is still not possible to hold trade fairs on site. But WTM is not deterred by this and is organising a virtual trade fair for the first time in 40 years. Under the motto Recover. Rebuild. Innovate., tourism professionals and tour operators from different countries and continents will meet live on the computer from 09-11-2020.

      The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will also be present with a virtual stand at the fair to present reliable tour operators from Ecuador, Colombia and Tunisia.

      Unforgettable experiences at the most beautiful places in the world, breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters - all this is offered by our partners far away from mass and package tourism. In all trips, the focus is on sustainability while meeting the needs of European tourists.

      Our tour operators have been carefully screened by IPD before the pandemic and prepared for the requirements of the EU travel market.

      Detailed information on our companies can be found here End of September.

       For further questions in advance please contact us:

      Nora Eichkorn


      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


      Berlin // 07.02.2020

      ITB 2020: Sustainable travel offers from developing and emerging countries

      Import Promotion Desk supports exhibitors from Ecuador, Nepal and Tunisia at ITB 2020
      Bonn/Berlin, 04.02.2020 – Sustainable tourism offers from selected emerging and develop-ing countries are in the focus of the trade fair presentation of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at the ITB 2020. The German initiative for import and tourism promotion will present new tour operators from Ecuador, Tunisia and Nepal at the international tourism trade fair, taking place in Berlin from 4 to 8 March. The travel offers particularly consider aspects of sustainability and environmental and social compatibility. They range from ecological tours in the unknown north of Tunisia to bicycle tours in Nepal and the community-based tourism project Yunguilla in Ecuador. Around 20 travel companies from the three developing countries will be represented at the IPD stand (hall 5.2A | stand 113) and at the country stands of Ecuador (hall 23A | stand 110) and Tunisia (hall 21B | stand 216/217).

      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/ Nuremberg // 22.01.2019
      Bonn/ Nuremberg // 22.01.2019

      BIOFACH 2019: Exotic herbs, spices and oils

      Import Promotion Desk supports organic producers from developing and emerging countries

      Bonn/Berlin, 22.01.2019 – Coriander and Sesame oil from Egypt, cinnamon and coconut oil from Indonesia, ginger and Jatamansi oil from Nepal – the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) brings a wide range of exotic herbs, spices and oils to BIOFACH 2019. Around 40 companies from 12 countries will showcase their diverse range of organic products at the world´s largest trade fair for organic food with the support of the German partner of im-port promotion, which takes place from 13 to 16 February in Nuremberg. The products include herbs, spices and teas, essential and cold-pressed oils. In addition, the exporters will be presenting the regional specialties in organic quality at the joint stand shared by the IPD with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Stand 4 | 4-561) and at the respective national pavilions.

      Success Stories

      Success Story

      Organic herbs from Tunisia


      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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