Ukraine

Organic products thanks to fertile soil

The Ukraine is among the world’s largest agricultural producers with over 70 percent of its area used for agriculture. 56 percent of the land consists of black-earth soil, the richest and most fertile soil on earth. This nutrient-laden base together with the favourable conditions are the best prerequisites for organic farming - and indeed the range of organic products in the Ukraine is increasing year on year.

This enables Ukrainian producers to offer the market a wide variety of natural products in organic quality for the food industry. The range of dried and frozen berries is especially impressive, but there are also other organically produced goods with high export quality, including sustainably harvested walnuts, dried wild herbs and various types of high-grade honey.
Additionally, Ukrainian farmers offer an extensive range of products in the fruits and vegetables sector. The export of fresh berries in particular is now 17 times what it was four years ago (FAO).

In the long-term, the expansion of organic agriculture will contribute to sustainable economic development and enable the Ukraine to increase exports to the EU. Reduced trade barriers form the basis for this: the DCFTA (Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement) with the EU has been in place since 2016 and from 2017 the EU also granted the Ukraine extended zero tariff quotas on several agricultural products.

The IPD currently identifies reliable suppliers for high-quality products from the Ukraine.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM THE UKRAINE

Natural ingredients for food

  • Frozen & dried berries like blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, elderberries
  • Walnuts
  • Honey
  • Dried wild herbs (in organic quality)
  • Birch juice from wild collection (in organic quality)
  • Raw and processed grain, e.g. spelt, buckwheat, sweet pea, rye

Fresh fruit and vegetables:

  • Raspberries and blueberries (in organic quality)
  • Pears, apples
  • Melons
  • Garlic
  • Pumpkin

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BULLETIN BOARD "UKRAINE"

Events

Trade fair in Madird // 22.10. - 24.10.2019
 
Trade fair in Madird // 22.10. - 24.10.2019

Fruit Attraction 2019

Broad range of organic products from IPD countries
Tropical fruits and high-quality vegetables and herbs from developing and emerging countries

Fruit Attraction 2019 - the leading fruit and vegetable fair in Madrid - will once again bring together more than 1,600 exhibitors and 70,000 professionals from 120 countries.

For the first time, the IPD will provide European importers with contacts to reliable exporters from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana, Colombia and Peru, who offer a wide range of products, for example:

  • Granadillas, mangoes, papayas, pomegranates
  • Avocados, physalis, strawberries, grapes and dates
  • Sweet potatoes, peas, beans, mangetout, tomatoes, onions
  • chives, basil, etc.

All exporters have been thoroughly evaluated by IPD. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications have been considered. The exporters are familiar with the requirements of the EU market and prepared for the export.

A detailed overview of the companies and all products you find here.

For further information or questions please contact us:

Linda Mense

www.fruitattraction.com

Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019
 
Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019

Food Ingredients Europe 2019

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 partner countries, including Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Ukraine, Pakistan, South Africa and Egypt.

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.
All exporters have been visited and evaluated carefully by IPD. 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 here in October.

For further informationen please contact:

Kathrin Seelige

www.figlobal.com

News

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.

 
Berlin // 21.01.2019

Fruit Logistica 2019: Diversity of berries from Ethiopia

The Import Promotion Desk brings exporters from seven developing and emerging countries to the international trade fair for fruit and vegetables.

Bonn/Berlin, 21.01.2019 – Strawberries and blueberries are highlights at the country stand of Ethiopia (Stand 26 | F‐28) at this year's Fruit Logistica, which takes place from 6 to 8 February 2019 in Berlin. The exhibitors from Ethiopia bring a wide range of berries to the fair, including San Andreas, Sweet Ann and Montery Strawberries. Due to the climate conditions, berries in Ethiopia can be cultivated in Ethiopia all year round in high quality. Other products such as beans, physalis, prickly pears and sugar snap are also exhibited by the companies from the African hinterland at the Ethiopian Horticulture Producers Exporters Association (EHPEA) stand, organized with the support of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD). The German partner for import promotion also presents exporters from Egypt, Ecuador, Colombia, Mozambique, Peru and Tunisia and a wide range of regional products.

 
Bonn // 25.07.2018

IPD intensifies activities for sustainable economic development

German import promotion initiative is now active in 13 countries and 5 sectors

Bonn/Berlin, 25.07.2018 – Since 2012, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has assisted small-to-medium-sized enterprises in selected developing and emerging counties to ac-cess the European market. In its third project phase, the IPD expands activities to 13 partner countries and five sectors. The IPD supports export companies on the so-called "last mile"– it accompanies producers to the European market, arranges contacts with importers, thereby closing a strategic gap at the interface of development cooperation and foreign trade.

Facts & Figures

Basic Data

Official Name: Ukraine (Ukrajina)
Government  type:Republic
Head of state: Petro Poroschenko (President, 07.06.2014)
Commercial languages: Ukranian, Russian, English
Time difference: CET +1 March-October: CET +2
Currency: Hrywnja (UAH) 1 Hrywnja = 100 Kopijok
Prefix number:+380
Area:603.550  km²
Population:45,6 million (according to Federal Foreign Office)
Capital:Kiew
Largest cities and agglomerations: Kiew (2,9 million), Charkiw (1,5 million), Dnipro (987 thousand), Donezk (954 thousand)
Most important exhibition centres:Kiew, Lviv
Largest airports: Kiew-Boryspil, Odessa, Dnipro
Ports: Odessa, Tschornomorsk, Mykolaji, Cherson
 

Economic Data

GDP2017: 109,3 billion US$
2018: 119,1 billion US$ (forecast)
2019: 126,7 billion US$ (forecast)
GDP per capita2017: 68.711 US$ (estimate)
2018: 78.875 US$ (forecast)
2019: 88.150 US$ (forecast)
Economic growth2017: 2,5 %
2018: 3,2% (estimate)
2019: 3,3% (forecast)
Inflation rate2017: 14,4%
2018: 11,0% (estimate)
2019: 8,0% (forecast)
Exchange rate1 US$ = 27,035 UAH
1 Euro = 30,279 UAH
(Effective: April 2019)
Membership in regional OrganizationsBSEC
Most important industries Manufacturing industry; agriculture; forestry; fishing; trade, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; transport and storage; mining and quarrying of stone and soil
 

Trade Data


Export

 
Volumes2015: 38,1 billion US$
2016: 36,4 billion US$
2017: 43,4 billion US$
Most important trade partnersRussia, Poland, Turkey, Italy, India, China, Egypt
Products und merchandise groupFood products, iron and steel, raw materials, natural oils, fats, waxes, electrotechnics

Import

 
Volumes2015: 37,5 billion US$
2016: 39,2 billion US$
2017: 49,4 billion US$
Most important trade partnersRussia, China, Germany, Poland, Belarus, USA, Switzerland
Products und merchandise groupMachinery, petrochemical industry, gas, motor vehicles and parts, coal
 
Data source: iXPOS, Federal Foreign Office, AUMA, Germany Trade & Invest – All information is supplied without guarantee.

 

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