Tunisia

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.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM TUNESIA:

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.

    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

      Trade fair in Madrid // 20.10. - 22.10.2020
       
      Trade fair in Madrid // 20.10. - 22.10.2020

      Fruit Attraction 2020

      IPD is planning the presentation of a diverse range of organic products from developing and emerging countries

      Under the motto "Where Fresh Produce & Innovation meet" the Fruit Attraction 2020 - the leading fruit and vegetable fair in Madrid - will open its doors from 20 - 22 October 2020.
      This year, IPD will again be represented with its own stand and will provide European importers with contacts to reliable exporters from countries such as Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana, Colombia, Peru and Ukraine. The suppliers bring a wide range of products to Europe, e.g.

      • 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 will be available here from September.

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

      Linda Mense

      www.fruitattraction.com

      Trade fair in Frankfurt// 01.12. - 03.12.2019
       
      Trade fair in Frankfurt// 01.12. - 03.12.2019

      Food Ingredients Europe 2020

      Benefit from FiE to make new business contacts.
      Meet reliable suppliers.
      Find out about innovative ingredients. 

      At Europe's most important trade fair for natural ingredients, IPD will once again be presenting specialities from selected countries, including Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Indonesia.

      Our exporters will bring a wide range of high-quality products to the trade fair. We will provide you with direct contact to these carefully selected suppliers.
      The exporters from our partner countries have been evaluated carefully by us. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications have been considered.

      We connect you with reliable suppliers.
      Take advantage of the FiE fair for individual meetings.
      Detailed information on the exporters and their products will be available from October.

      For further informationen please contact:

      Kathrin Seelige

      www.figlobal.com

      News

       
      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

      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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