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Success Stories

Theoretically we can do a great deal. 
In practice, even more so.

The best recommendation still comes from satisfied customers. See for yourself by reading our success stories about the work and the services of the Import Promotion Desk.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenIndonesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Coconut flower sugar – a niche product from Indonesia

The ambitious start-up company KULAU GmbH from Berlin has specialised in importing coconut-based products. The name of the enterprise speaks for itself: in Papua-New Guinea’s creole language Tok-Pisin, “kulau” means “young, green coconut”.

The company exclusively sells sustainable, naturally manufactured fair-trade organic products. In its selection of suppliers, KULAU adheres to the highest standards. Both in regard to product quality, good working conditions and environmentally-friendly cultivation methods at the plantations, the German importer makes high demands on its foreign partners. Professional sourcing is therefore very important to the company when it comes to locating suitable buying markets for its products in tropical countries. This is where the help of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) came in handy. The agency introduced KULAU to the suitable partner, saving the company a lot of time and money.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenTunesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
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.

 

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Eezy Fruitz whets appetites for healthy nutrition

FRUITY CREATIONS FROM COLOMBIA ARE IN VOGUE

Many food-conscious consumers prefer natural, vegetarian products that are rich in nutrients. Fruity snacks, mueslis and smoothies with exotic aromas and valuable nutrients are fully in vogue,and there is a growing demand on the EU market for healthy, natural products. Traders from developing countries can also benefit from the expanding market for healthy food. The exporter SERO Colombia, one of the Import Promotion Desk’s partner companies in Colombia, is a case in point.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Ethiopian Union of Cooperatives - ready for export to Europe

The Union of Cooperatives Meki Batu from Ethiopia is to exhibit for the first time at Berlin’s “Fruit Logistica”
in February 2017. For two years, the Import Promotion Desk has been working intensely with the union – which
comprises over 8,000 Ethiopian farmers – to prepare them for the exhibition debut. For Meki Batu Union, participating in the exhibition is a decisive step in their strategic plan to enter the German and European markets and establish long-term trade relations.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Exotic resources for new taste sensations

The Frankfurt-based company tropextrakt specialises in importing exotic resources for the food sector. Since its foundation in 2002, the enterprise has established its reputation with the introduction of exotic niche products. tropextrakt supplies the big players of the sector with trend-setting fruit and plant products from tropical countries. The company’s success is due to the on-going search for reliable suppliers of high-quality products that meet the superior requirements of German and European clients. To that end tropextrakt has established a solid network of exporters in various countries, especially in South America, in recent years. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has now been able to furnish tropextrakt with another valuable contact by introducing the Frankfurt-based company to a highly eligible partner at the SIAL 2014 trade fair: Frugy from Colombia.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Fresh fruit & vegetables from Egypt

IPD successfully prepares young enterprise for the EU market

Creatick Pro was launched in 2017 with a lot of enthusiasm and a high-quality product range. Although their range was tailored for the EU market, a marketing strategy and contact to European partners were lacking. Creatick joined the IPD programme in autumn 2019, and the Egyptian enterprise is now rapidly conquering the European market.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenUkraineLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Fresh fruit & vegetables from the Ukraine

UKRAINIAN FRUIT GROWERS IMPRESS WITH GOOD QUALITY AND SHORT DELIVERY ROUTES


The Ukrainian company Gadz provides high-quality fruit for the European market. Although it has only been in the IPD programme since 2020, Gadz has already convinced the British importer Fresh4U of the quality of its products and its value as a reliable supplier. This business relationship demonstrates the advantages of the Ukraine as a production location: besides geographic proximity, short transport routes and favourable farming conditions, the country also offers a wide range of fresh fruit & vegetables in high quality. IPD supports both exporters and importers to ensure that the collaboration is a success story for both sides.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenLandZutatenProduktgruppeImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

GIZ and IPD collaboration in Nepal bearing fruit

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EXPORT PROMOTION

Within the framework of the “Nepal Trade Integration Strategy” GIZ and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are supporting a model project promoting the export of medicinal and aromatic plants. The project shows how specific sectoral support can help establish efficient value creation chains and enable Nepalese firms direct access to the German trade market. The half-time evaluation of the export promotion programme in Nepal showed that in 2016 alone Nepalese producers exported to the EU medicinal plant products worth 1.2 million Euros.

Technical woodSuccess StoryPublikationenPeruLandHolzProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Legal and sustainable tropical timber from Peru

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) and its partners in Peru support responsibly operating companies in their efforts to export certified timber products to Europe. An essential part of IPD’s work is to create awareness of European quality and sustainability standards in Peru’s private and public sectors. At the same time, the IPD provides German importers with an alternative buying market, which will allow them to optimise their purchasing activities and increase their product variety. In this way, international development cooperation and import promotion go hand in hand.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Medicinal and aromatic plants from the Himalaya

CO-OPERATION PROJECT BETWEEN GIZ AND IPD ENCOURAGES THE EXPANSION OF NEPALESE EXPORTS

Trade in medicinal and aromatic plants is an important source of income for the Nepalese population and makes an important contribution to the national economy. In Nepal the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are working together to support enterprises with the marketing of these highly sought-after plants. One company to benefit from this co-operation is the exporter Satya International.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenTunesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
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.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Organic peanuts from Egypt

Import Promotion Desk assists African growers in exporting ecological products

African countries offer a wide variety of top-quality products for which there is great demand on the EU market. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) introduces selected suppliers of organic foods to European traders. The Egyptian exporter Logistic Nuts for Agricultural Development is a new supplier which, with assistance from the IPD, has converted to ecological farming and is now capturing the market with organic peanuts.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Organic tea from Colombia

Many high-quality products from developing and emerging countries are in great demand on the German and European markets, but importers face major obstacles when it comes to market introduction. Inadequate knowledge of the market and lack of contacts to European trading partners impede their access to the EU market. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) helps exporters overcome these obstacles. For the Colombian export company Agrícola Himalaya S.A. the IPD has provided comprehensive advice on marketing their high-quality organically grown teas and helped in successfully matchmaking the Columbian enterprise with German importer J.T. Ronnefeldt KG.

TourismSuccess StoryPublikationenNepalTunesienEcuadorLandTourismProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Preparing for a new start in tourism

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is supporting the Ministry of Tourism in Ecuador (MINTUR) as it prepares to
relaunch tourism in the country. In conjunction with the consulting firm Hotel Resilient, which specialises in risk and
crisis management, the health and hygiene concepts for the tourism sector have been adapted to internationally
valid standards and a concept for hygiene and safety training has been developed. In the first three months, more than
400 Ecuadorian tourism professionals have already been trained; an e-learning program has also been launched.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Pure oils from Ethiopian medicinal plants

Import Promotion Desk makes EU market accessible for African producers

With support from the IPD, Ethiopian company Hayat Cosmo Industry PLC was able to present its products from pure black cumin oil at European trade fairs. The trade fair success encouraged Hayat to expand its offerings to European customers, so that the company now also produces essential oils. Investment in the new product developments has paid off for the Ethiopian company: At in-cosmetics trade fair in Paris, Hayat successfully presented its new product range for the first time.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Success for organic products from Ethiopia on the EU market

IPD procures new trade partner for the Ethiopian exporter GreenPath Food

GreenPath Food is Ethiopia’s first – and, up until now, its only – certified EU-organic producer and exporter organisation in the fruit and vegetable sector. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) added the company to its export promotion programme in 2017. With support of IPD, GreenPath Food was able to raise awareness for its products at European trade fairs and to establish successful trade relations. For two years now, they have been in close cooperation with the Hamburg-based import organisation ElbeFruit Europe, which markets EU-organically certified avocados, vegetables and fresh herbs from GreenPath Food in German-speaking countries. Their cooperation in the organic trade sector opens up new opportunities for both partners.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKirgistanLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Sustainable and aromatic: Organic walnuts from Kyrgyzstan

IMPORT PROMOTION DESK OPENS THE DOOR TO THE EU MARKET FOR KYRGYZ EXPORTERS

The Kyrgyz export company Vega Plus has made the leap into the European market. In February 2017 the  company exhibited at the BIOFACH Exhibition in Nuremberg and introduced its sustainable farming products to the international specialists at the event. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) prepared Vega Plus intensely for the trade fair and also supported the company through the “last mile” with match-making. The success of the exhibition was quickly followed by the first business deal with Swiss importer Tinibaev Waldgeschenke KlG.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenIndonesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Sustained export promotion: Coconut sugar from Java

“When we entered the export market with coconut sugar we had collaborations with 100 small farmers – today it is already over 300,” says Amir Sudjono, founder of the company PT COCO SUGAR INDONESIA with headquarters in Purwokerto on the island of Java. The Indonesian firm has been participating in the export promotion programme of the Import Promotion Desk since 2015 and has in that time developed to become an international producer and exporter.

Natural ingredientsFresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandZutatenObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

The IPD supports German importers in their search for super fruits

Klaus Böcker GmbH is an importer of exotic fruit products. Its portfolio comprises fruit juice, paste and concentrate from more than 500 kinds of fruit in more than 500 specifications. To continually expand its range of products, the company is always on the look-out for new suppliers. For this reason, Klaus Böcker GmbH turned to the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) – and made a catch: The IPD provided the German importer with a new trade partner in Egypt.

Technical woodSuccess StoryPublikationenPeruLandHolzProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Tropical timber from sustainably managed forests

IPD OPENS UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERUVIAN TIMBER EXPORTERS ON THE EU MARKET

The tropical rainforest is at risk from overexploitation and fire clearance, and this has brought trading in tropical timber into disrepute. Timber companies from countries like Peru therefore encounter difficulties in exporting their tropical wood products to the EU market. They are supported by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the precondition being that their timber is verifiably sourced from legal and sustainable forestry. Maderacre Rio Acre SAC is a company that meets the criteria of the FSC, demonstrating in practice that responsible forest management can help to protect the rainforest.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenIndonesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Coconut flower sugar – a niche product from Indonesia

The ambitious start-up company KULAU GmbH from Berlin has specialised in importing coconut-based products. The name of the enterprise speaks for itself: in Papua-New Guinea’s creole language Tok-Pisin, “kulau” means “young, green coconut”.

The company exclusively sells sustainable, naturally manufactured fair-trade organic products. In its selection of suppliers, KULAU adheres to the highest standards. Both in regard to product quality, good working conditions and environmentally-friendly cultivation methods at the plantations, the German importer makes high demands on its foreign partners. Professional sourcing is therefore very important to the company when it comes to locating suitable buying markets for its products in tropical countries. This is where the help of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) came in handy. The agency introduced KULAU to the suitable partner, saving the company a lot of time and money.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenTunesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
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.

 

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Eezy Fruitz whets appetites for healthy nutrition

FRUITY CREATIONS FROM COLOMBIA ARE IN VOGUE

Many food-conscious consumers prefer natural, vegetarian products that are rich in nutrients. Fruity snacks, mueslis and smoothies with exotic aromas and valuable nutrients are fully in vogue,and there is a growing demand on the EU market for healthy, natural products. Traders from developing countries can also benefit from the expanding market for healthy food. The exporter SERO Colombia, one of the Import Promotion Desk’s partner companies in Colombia, is a case in point.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Ethiopian Union of Cooperatives - ready for export to Europe

The Union of Cooperatives Meki Batu from Ethiopia is to exhibit for the first time at Berlin’s “Fruit Logistica”
in February 2017. For two years, the Import Promotion Desk has been working intensely with the union – which
comprises over 8,000 Ethiopian farmers – to prepare them for the exhibition debut. For Meki Batu Union, participating in the exhibition is a decisive step in their strategic plan to enter the German and European markets and establish long-term trade relations.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Exotic resources for new taste sensations

The Frankfurt-based company tropextrakt specialises in importing exotic resources for the food sector. Since its foundation in 2002, the enterprise has established its reputation with the introduction of exotic niche products. tropextrakt supplies the big players of the sector with trend-setting fruit and plant products from tropical countries. The company’s success is due to the on-going search for reliable suppliers of high-quality products that meet the superior requirements of German and European clients. To that end tropextrakt has established a solid network of exporters in various countries, especially in South America, in recent years. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has now been able to furnish tropextrakt with another valuable contact by introducing the Frankfurt-based company to a highly eligible partner at the SIAL 2014 trade fair: Frugy from Colombia.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Fresh fruit & vegetables from Egypt

IPD successfully prepares young enterprise for the EU market

Creatick Pro was launched in 2017 with a lot of enthusiasm and a high-quality product range. Although their range was tailored for the EU market, a marketing strategy and contact to European partners were lacking. Creatick joined the IPD programme in autumn 2019, and the Egyptian enterprise is now rapidly conquering the European market.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenUkraineLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Fresh fruit & vegetables from the Ukraine

UKRAINIAN FRUIT GROWERS IMPRESS WITH GOOD QUALITY AND SHORT DELIVERY ROUTES


The Ukrainian company Gadz provides high-quality fruit for the European market. Although it has only been in the IPD programme since 2020, Gadz has already convinced the British importer Fresh4U of the quality of its products and its value as a reliable supplier. This business relationship demonstrates the advantages of the Ukraine as a production location: besides geographic proximity, short transport routes and favourable farming conditions, the country also offers a wide range of fresh fruit & vegetables in high quality. IPD supports both exporters and importers to ensure that the collaboration is a success story for both sides.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenLandZutatenProduktgruppeImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

GIZ and IPD collaboration in Nepal bearing fruit

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EXPORT PROMOTION

Within the framework of the “Nepal Trade Integration Strategy” GIZ and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are supporting a model project promoting the export of medicinal and aromatic plants. The project shows how specific sectoral support can help establish efficient value creation chains and enable Nepalese firms direct access to the German trade market. The half-time evaluation of the export promotion programme in Nepal showed that in 2016 alone Nepalese producers exported to the EU medicinal plant products worth 1.2 million Euros.

Technical woodSuccess StoryPublikationenPeruLandHolzProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Legal and sustainable tropical timber from Peru

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) and its partners in Peru support responsibly operating companies in their efforts to export certified timber products to Europe. An essential part of IPD’s work is to create awareness of European quality and sustainability standards in Peru’s private and public sectors. At the same time, the IPD provides German importers with an alternative buying market, which will allow them to optimise their purchasing activities and increase their product variety. In this way, international development cooperation and import promotion go hand in hand.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Medicinal and aromatic plants from the Himalaya

CO-OPERATION PROJECT BETWEEN GIZ AND IPD ENCOURAGES THE EXPANSION OF NEPALESE EXPORTS

Trade in medicinal and aromatic plants is an important source of income for the Nepalese population and makes an important contribution to the national economy. In Nepal the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are working together to support enterprises with the marketing of these highly sought-after plants. One company to benefit from this co-operation is the exporter Satya International.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenTunesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
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.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Organic peanuts from Egypt

Import Promotion Desk assists African growers in exporting ecological products

African countries offer a wide variety of top-quality products for which there is great demand on the EU market. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) introduces selected suppliers of organic foods to European traders. The Egyptian exporter Logistic Nuts for Agricultural Development is a new supplier which, with assistance from the IPD, has converted to ecological farming and is now capturing the market with organic peanuts.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Organic tea from Colombia

Many high-quality products from developing and emerging countries are in great demand on the German and European markets, but importers face major obstacles when it comes to market introduction. Inadequate knowledge of the market and lack of contacts to European trading partners impede their access to the EU market. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) helps exporters overcome these obstacles. For the Colombian export company Agrícola Himalaya S.A. the IPD has provided comprehensive advice on marketing their high-quality organically grown teas and helped in successfully matchmaking the Columbian enterprise with German importer J.T. Ronnefeldt KG.

TourismSuccess StoryPublikationenNepalTunesienEcuadorLandTourismProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Preparing for a new start in tourism

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is supporting the Ministry of Tourism in Ecuador (MINTUR) as it prepares to
relaunch tourism in the country. In conjunction with the consulting firm Hotel Resilient, which specialises in risk and
crisis management, the health and hygiene concepts for the tourism sector have been adapted to internationally
valid standards and a concept for hygiene and safety training has been developed. In the first three months, more than
400 Ecuadorian tourism professionals have already been trained; an e-learning program has also been launched.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Pure oils from Ethiopian medicinal plants

Import Promotion Desk makes EU market accessible for African producers

With support from the IPD, Ethiopian company Hayat Cosmo Industry PLC was able to present its products from pure black cumin oil at European trade fairs. The trade fair success encouraged Hayat to expand its offerings to European customers, so that the company now also produces essential oils. Investment in the new product developments has paid off for the Ethiopian company: At in-cosmetics trade fair in Paris, Hayat successfully presented its new product range for the first time.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Success for organic products from Ethiopia on the EU market

IPD procures new trade partner for the Ethiopian exporter GreenPath Food

GreenPath Food is Ethiopia’s first – and, up until now, its only – certified EU-organic producer and exporter organisation in the fruit and vegetable sector. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) added the company to its export promotion programme in 2017. With support of IPD, GreenPath Food was able to raise awareness for its products at European trade fairs and to establish successful trade relations. For two years now, they have been in close cooperation with the Hamburg-based import organisation ElbeFruit Europe, which markets EU-organically certified avocados, vegetables and fresh herbs from GreenPath Food in German-speaking countries. Their cooperation in the organic trade sector opens up new opportunities for both partners.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKirgistanLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Sustainable and aromatic: Organic walnuts from Kyrgyzstan

IMPORT PROMOTION DESK OPENS THE DOOR TO THE EU MARKET FOR KYRGYZ EXPORTERS

The Kyrgyz export company Vega Plus has made the leap into the European market. In February 2017 the  company exhibited at the BIOFACH Exhibition in Nuremberg and introduced its sustainable farming products to the international specialists at the event. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) prepared Vega Plus intensely for the trade fair and also supported the company through the “last mile” with match-making. The success of the exhibition was quickly followed by the first business deal with Swiss importer Tinibaev Waldgeschenke KlG.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenIndonesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Sustained export promotion: Coconut sugar from Java

“When we entered the export market with coconut sugar we had collaborations with 100 small farmers – today it is already over 300,” says Amir Sudjono, founder of the company PT COCO SUGAR INDONESIA with headquarters in Purwokerto on the island of Java. The Indonesian firm has been participating in the export promotion programme of the Import Promotion Desk since 2015 and has in that time developed to become an international producer and exporter.

Natural ingredientsFresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandZutatenObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

The IPD supports German importers in their search for super fruits

Klaus Böcker GmbH is an importer of exotic fruit products. Its portfolio comprises fruit juice, paste and concentrate from more than 500 kinds of fruit in more than 500 specifications. To continually expand its range of products, the company is always on the look-out for new suppliers. For this reason, Klaus Böcker GmbH turned to the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) – and made a catch: The IPD provided the German importer with a new trade partner in Egypt.

Technical woodSuccess StoryPublikationenPeruLandHolzProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Tropical timber from sustainably managed forests

IPD OPENS UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERUVIAN TIMBER EXPORTERS ON THE EU MARKET

The tropical rainforest is at risk from overexploitation and fire clearance, and this has brought trading in tropical timber into disrepute. Timber companies from countries like Peru therefore encounter difficulties in exporting their tropical wood products to the EU market. They are supported by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the precondition being that their timber is verifiably sourced from legal and sustainable forestry. Maderacre Rio Acre SAC is a company that meets the criteria of the FSC, demonstrating in practice that responsible forest management can help to protect the rainforest.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenIndonesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Coconut flower sugar – a niche product from Indonesia

The ambitious start-up company KULAU GmbH from Berlin has specialised in importing coconut-based products. The name of the enterprise speaks for itself: in Papua-New Guinea’s creole language Tok-Pisin, “kulau” means “young, green coconut”.

The company exclusively sells sustainable, naturally manufactured fair-trade organic products. In its selection of suppliers, KULAU adheres to the highest standards. Both in regard to product quality, good working conditions and environmentally-friendly cultivation methods at the plantations, the German importer makes high demands on its foreign partners. Professional sourcing is therefore very important to the company when it comes to locating suitable buying markets for its products in tropical countries. This is where the help of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) came in handy. The agency introduced KULAU to the suitable partner, saving the company a lot of time and money.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenTunesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
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.

 

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Eezy Fruitz whets appetites for healthy nutrition

FRUITY CREATIONS FROM COLOMBIA ARE IN VOGUE

Many food-conscious consumers prefer natural, vegetarian products that are rich in nutrients. Fruity snacks, mueslis and smoothies with exotic aromas and valuable nutrients are fully in vogue,and there is a growing demand on the EU market for healthy, natural products. Traders from developing countries can also benefit from the expanding market for healthy food. The exporter SERO Colombia, one of the Import Promotion Desk’s partner companies in Colombia, is a case in point.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Ethiopian Union of Cooperatives - ready for export to Europe

The Union of Cooperatives Meki Batu from Ethiopia is to exhibit for the first time at Berlin’s “Fruit Logistica”
in February 2017. For two years, the Import Promotion Desk has been working intensely with the union – which
comprises over 8,000 Ethiopian farmers – to prepare them for the exhibition debut. For Meki Batu Union, participating in the exhibition is a decisive step in their strategic plan to enter the German and European markets and establish long-term trade relations.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Exotic resources for new taste sensations

The Frankfurt-based company tropextrakt specialises in importing exotic resources for the food sector. Since its foundation in 2002, the enterprise has established its reputation with the introduction of exotic niche products. tropextrakt supplies the big players of the sector with trend-setting fruit and plant products from tropical countries. The company’s success is due to the on-going search for reliable suppliers of high-quality products that meet the superior requirements of German and European clients. To that end tropextrakt has established a solid network of exporters in various countries, especially in South America, in recent years. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has now been able to furnish tropextrakt with another valuable contact by introducing the Frankfurt-based company to a highly eligible partner at the SIAL 2014 trade fair: Frugy from Colombia.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Fresh fruit & vegetables from Egypt

IPD successfully prepares young enterprise for the EU market

Creatick Pro was launched in 2017 with a lot of enthusiasm and a high-quality product range. Although their range was tailored for the EU market, a marketing strategy and contact to European partners were lacking. Creatick joined the IPD programme in autumn 2019, and the Egyptian enterprise is now rapidly conquering the European market.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenUkraineLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Fresh fruit & vegetables from the Ukraine

UKRAINIAN FRUIT GROWERS IMPRESS WITH GOOD QUALITY AND SHORT DELIVERY ROUTES


The Ukrainian company Gadz provides high-quality fruit for the European market. Although it has only been in the IPD programme since 2020, Gadz has already convinced the British importer Fresh4U of the quality of its products and its value as a reliable supplier. This business relationship demonstrates the advantages of the Ukraine as a production location: besides geographic proximity, short transport routes and favourable farming conditions, the country also offers a wide range of fresh fruit & vegetables in high quality. IPD supports both exporters and importers to ensure that the collaboration is a success story for both sides.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenLandZutatenProduktgruppeImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

GIZ and IPD collaboration in Nepal bearing fruit

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EXPORT PROMOTION

Within the framework of the “Nepal Trade Integration Strategy” GIZ and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are supporting a model project promoting the export of medicinal and aromatic plants. The project shows how specific sectoral support can help establish efficient value creation chains and enable Nepalese firms direct access to the German trade market. The half-time evaluation of the export promotion programme in Nepal showed that in 2016 alone Nepalese producers exported to the EU medicinal plant products worth 1.2 million Euros.

Technical woodSuccess StoryPublikationenPeruLandHolzProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Legal and sustainable tropical timber from Peru

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) and its partners in Peru support responsibly operating companies in their efforts to export certified timber products to Europe. An essential part of IPD’s work is to create awareness of European quality and sustainability standards in Peru’s private and public sectors. At the same time, the IPD provides German importers with an alternative buying market, which will allow them to optimise their purchasing activities and increase their product variety. In this way, international development cooperation and import promotion go hand in hand.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Medicinal and aromatic plants from the Himalaya

CO-OPERATION PROJECT BETWEEN GIZ AND IPD ENCOURAGES THE EXPANSION OF NEPALESE EXPORTS

Trade in medicinal and aromatic plants is an important source of income for the Nepalese population and makes an important contribution to the national economy. In Nepal the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are working together to support enterprises with the marketing of these highly sought-after plants. One company to benefit from this co-operation is the exporter Satya International.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenTunesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
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.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Organic peanuts from Egypt

Import Promotion Desk assists African growers in exporting ecological products

African countries offer a wide variety of top-quality products for which there is great demand on the EU market. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) introduces selected suppliers of organic foods to European traders. The Egyptian exporter Logistic Nuts for Agricultural Development is a new supplier which, with assistance from the IPD, has converted to ecological farming and is now capturing the market with organic peanuts.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Organic tea from Colombia

Many high-quality products from developing and emerging countries are in great demand on the German and European markets, but importers face major obstacles when it comes to market introduction. Inadequate knowledge of the market and lack of contacts to European trading partners impede their access to the EU market. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) helps exporters overcome these obstacles. For the Colombian export company Agrícola Himalaya S.A. the IPD has provided comprehensive advice on marketing their high-quality organically grown teas and helped in successfully matchmaking the Columbian enterprise with German importer J.T. Ronnefeldt KG.

TourismSuccess StoryPublikationenNepalTunesienEcuadorLandTourismProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Preparing for a new start in tourism

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is supporting the Ministry of Tourism in Ecuador (MINTUR) as it prepares to
relaunch tourism in the country. In conjunction with the consulting firm Hotel Resilient, which specialises in risk and
crisis management, the health and hygiene concepts for the tourism sector have been adapted to internationally
valid standards and a concept for hygiene and safety training has been developed. In the first three months, more than
400 Ecuadorian tourism professionals have already been trained; an e-learning program has also been launched.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Pure oils from Ethiopian medicinal plants

Import Promotion Desk makes EU market accessible for African producers

With support from the IPD, Ethiopian company Hayat Cosmo Industry PLC was able to present its products from pure black cumin oil at European trade fairs. The trade fair success encouraged Hayat to expand its offerings to European customers, so that the company now also produces essential oils. Investment in the new product developments has paid off for the Ethiopian company: At in-cosmetics trade fair in Paris, Hayat successfully presented its new product range for the first time.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Success for organic products from Ethiopia on the EU market

IPD procures new trade partner for the Ethiopian exporter GreenPath Food

GreenPath Food is Ethiopia’s first – and, up until now, its only – certified EU-organic producer and exporter organisation in the fruit and vegetable sector. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) added the company to its export promotion programme in 2017. With support of IPD, GreenPath Food was able to raise awareness for its products at European trade fairs and to establish successful trade relations. For two years now, they have been in close cooperation with the Hamburg-based import organisation ElbeFruit Europe, which markets EU-organically certified avocados, vegetables and fresh herbs from GreenPath Food in German-speaking countries. Their cooperation in the organic trade sector opens up new opportunities for both partners.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKirgistanLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Sustainable and aromatic: Organic walnuts from Kyrgyzstan

IMPORT PROMOTION DESK OPENS THE DOOR TO THE EU MARKET FOR KYRGYZ EXPORTERS

The Kyrgyz export company Vega Plus has made the leap into the European market. In February 2017 the  company exhibited at the BIOFACH Exhibition in Nuremberg and introduced its sustainable farming products to the international specialists at the event. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) prepared Vega Plus intensely for the trade fair and also supported the company through the “last mile” with match-making. The success of the exhibition was quickly followed by the first business deal with Swiss importer Tinibaev Waldgeschenke KlG.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenIndonesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Sustained export promotion: Coconut sugar from Java

“When we entered the export market with coconut sugar we had collaborations with 100 small farmers – today it is already over 300,” says Amir Sudjono, founder of the company PT COCO SUGAR INDONESIA with headquarters in Purwokerto on the island of Java. The Indonesian firm has been participating in the export promotion programme of the Import Promotion Desk since 2015 and has in that time developed to become an international producer and exporter.

Natural ingredientsFresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandZutatenObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

The IPD supports German importers in their search for super fruits

Klaus Böcker GmbH is an importer of exotic fruit products. Its portfolio comprises fruit juice, paste and concentrate from more than 500 kinds of fruit in more than 500 specifications. To continually expand its range of products, the company is always on the look-out for new suppliers. For this reason, Klaus Böcker GmbH turned to the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) – and made a catch: The IPD provided the German importer with a new trade partner in Egypt.

Technical woodSuccess StoryPublikationenPeruLandHolzProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Tropical timber from sustainably managed forests

IPD OPENS UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERUVIAN TIMBER EXPORTERS ON THE EU MARKET

The tropical rainforest is at risk from overexploitation and fire clearance, and this has brought trading in tropical timber into disrepute. Timber companies from countries like Peru therefore encounter difficulties in exporting their tropical wood products to the EU market. They are supported by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the precondition being that their timber is verifiably sourced from legal and sustainable forestry. Maderacre Rio Acre SAC is a company that meets the criteria of the FSC, demonstrating in practice that responsible forest management can help to protect the rainforest.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenIndonesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Coconut flower sugar – a niche product from Indonesia

The ambitious start-up company KULAU GmbH from Berlin has specialised in importing coconut-based products. The name of the enterprise speaks for itself: in Papua-New Guinea’s creole language Tok-Pisin, “kulau” means “young, green coconut”.

The company exclusively sells sustainable, naturally manufactured fair-trade organic products. In its selection of suppliers, KULAU adheres to the highest standards. Both in regard to product quality, good working conditions and environmentally-friendly cultivation methods at the plantations, the German importer makes high demands on its foreign partners. Professional sourcing is therefore very important to the company when it comes to locating suitable buying markets for its products in tropical countries. This is where the help of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) came in handy. The agency introduced KULAU to the suitable partner, saving the company a lot of time and money.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenTunesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
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.

 

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Eezy Fruitz whets appetites for healthy nutrition

FRUITY CREATIONS FROM COLOMBIA ARE IN VOGUE

Many food-conscious consumers prefer natural, vegetarian products that are rich in nutrients. Fruity snacks, mueslis and smoothies with exotic aromas and valuable nutrients are fully in vogue,and there is a growing demand on the EU market for healthy, natural products. Traders from developing countries can also benefit from the expanding market for healthy food. The exporter SERO Colombia, one of the Import Promotion Desk’s partner companies in Colombia, is a case in point.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Ethiopian Union of Cooperatives - ready for export to Europe

The Union of Cooperatives Meki Batu from Ethiopia is to exhibit for the first time at Berlin’s “Fruit Logistica”
in February 2017. For two years, the Import Promotion Desk has been working intensely with the union – which
comprises over 8,000 Ethiopian farmers – to prepare them for the exhibition debut. For Meki Batu Union, participating in the exhibition is a decisive step in their strategic plan to enter the German and European markets and establish long-term trade relations.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Exotic resources for new taste sensations

The Frankfurt-based company tropextrakt specialises in importing exotic resources for the food sector. Since its foundation in 2002, the enterprise has established its reputation with the introduction of exotic niche products. tropextrakt supplies the big players of the sector with trend-setting fruit and plant products from tropical countries. The company’s success is due to the on-going search for reliable suppliers of high-quality products that meet the superior requirements of German and European clients. To that end tropextrakt has established a solid network of exporters in various countries, especially in South America, in recent years. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has now been able to furnish tropextrakt with another valuable contact by introducing the Frankfurt-based company to a highly eligible partner at the SIAL 2014 trade fair: Frugy from Colombia.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Fresh fruit & vegetables from Egypt

IPD successfully prepares young enterprise for the EU market

Creatick Pro was launched in 2017 with a lot of enthusiasm and a high-quality product range. Although their range was tailored for the EU market, a marketing strategy and contact to European partners were lacking. Creatick joined the IPD programme in autumn 2019, and the Egyptian enterprise is now rapidly conquering the European market.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenUkraineLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Fresh fruit & vegetables from the Ukraine

UKRAINIAN FRUIT GROWERS IMPRESS WITH GOOD QUALITY AND SHORT DELIVERY ROUTES


The Ukrainian company Gadz provides high-quality fruit for the European market. Although it has only been in the IPD programme since 2020, Gadz has already convinced the British importer Fresh4U of the quality of its products and its value as a reliable supplier. This business relationship demonstrates the advantages of the Ukraine as a production location: besides geographic proximity, short transport routes and favourable farming conditions, the country also offers a wide range of fresh fruit & vegetables in high quality. IPD supports both exporters and importers to ensure that the collaboration is a success story for both sides.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenLandZutatenProduktgruppeImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

GIZ and IPD collaboration in Nepal bearing fruit

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EXPORT PROMOTION

Within the framework of the “Nepal Trade Integration Strategy” GIZ and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are supporting a model project promoting the export of medicinal and aromatic plants. The project shows how specific sectoral support can help establish efficient value creation chains and enable Nepalese firms direct access to the German trade market. The half-time evaluation of the export promotion programme in Nepal showed that in 2016 alone Nepalese producers exported to the EU medicinal plant products worth 1.2 million Euros.

Technical woodSuccess StoryPublikationenPeruLandHolzProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Legal and sustainable tropical timber from Peru

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) and its partners in Peru support responsibly operating companies in their efforts to export certified timber products to Europe. An essential part of IPD’s work is to create awareness of European quality and sustainability standards in Peru’s private and public sectors. At the same time, the IPD provides German importers with an alternative buying market, which will allow them to optimise their purchasing activities and increase their product variety. In this way, international development cooperation and import promotion go hand in hand.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Medicinal and aromatic plants from the Himalaya

CO-OPERATION PROJECT BETWEEN GIZ AND IPD ENCOURAGES THE EXPANSION OF NEPALESE EXPORTS

Trade in medicinal and aromatic plants is an important source of income for the Nepalese population and makes an important contribution to the national economy. In Nepal the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are working together to support enterprises with the marketing of these highly sought-after plants. One company to benefit from this co-operation is the exporter Satya International.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenTunesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
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.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Organic peanuts from Egypt

Import Promotion Desk assists African growers in exporting ecological products

African countries offer a wide variety of top-quality products for which there is great demand on the EU market. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) introduces selected suppliers of organic foods to European traders. The Egyptian exporter Logistic Nuts for Agricultural Development is a new supplier which, with assistance from the IPD, has converted to ecological farming and is now capturing the market with organic peanuts.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Organic tea from Colombia

Many high-quality products from developing and emerging countries are in great demand on the German and European markets, but importers face major obstacles when it comes to market introduction. Inadequate knowledge of the market and lack of contacts to European trading partners impede their access to the EU market. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) helps exporters overcome these obstacles. For the Colombian export company Agrícola Himalaya S.A. the IPD has provided comprehensive advice on marketing their high-quality organically grown teas and helped in successfully matchmaking the Columbian enterprise with German importer J.T. Ronnefeldt KG.

TourismSuccess StoryPublikationenNepalTunesienEcuadorLandTourismProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Preparing for a new start in tourism

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is supporting the Ministry of Tourism in Ecuador (MINTUR) as it prepares to
relaunch tourism in the country. In conjunction with the consulting firm Hotel Resilient, which specialises in risk and
crisis management, the health and hygiene concepts for the tourism sector have been adapted to internationally
valid standards and a concept for hygiene and safety training has been developed. In the first three months, more than
400 Ecuadorian tourism professionals have already been trained; an e-learning program has also been launched.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Pure oils from Ethiopian medicinal plants

Import Promotion Desk makes EU market accessible for African producers

With support from the IPD, Ethiopian company Hayat Cosmo Industry PLC was able to present its products from pure black cumin oil at European trade fairs. The trade fair success encouraged Hayat to expand its offerings to European customers, so that the company now also produces essential oils. Investment in the new product developments has paid off for the Ethiopian company: At in-cosmetics trade fair in Paris, Hayat successfully presented its new product range for the first time.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Success for organic products from Ethiopia on the EU market

IPD procures new trade partner for the Ethiopian exporter GreenPath Food

GreenPath Food is Ethiopia’s first – and, up until now, its only – certified EU-organic producer and exporter organisation in the fruit and vegetable sector. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) added the company to its export promotion programme in 2017. With support of IPD, GreenPath Food was able to raise awareness for its products at European trade fairs and to establish successful trade relations. For two years now, they have been in close cooperation with the Hamburg-based import organisation ElbeFruit Europe, which markets EU-organically certified avocados, vegetables and fresh herbs from GreenPath Food in German-speaking countries. Their cooperation in the organic trade sector opens up new opportunities for both partners.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKirgistanLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Sustainable and aromatic: Organic walnuts from Kyrgyzstan

IMPORT PROMOTION DESK OPENS THE DOOR TO THE EU MARKET FOR KYRGYZ EXPORTERS

The Kyrgyz export company Vega Plus has made the leap into the European market. In February 2017 the  company exhibited at the BIOFACH Exhibition in Nuremberg and introduced its sustainable farming products to the international specialists at the event. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) prepared Vega Plus intensely for the trade fair and also supported the company through the “last mile” with match-making. The success of the exhibition was quickly followed by the first business deal with Swiss importer Tinibaev Waldgeschenke KlG.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenIndonesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Sustained export promotion: Coconut sugar from Java

“When we entered the export market with coconut sugar we had collaborations with 100 small farmers – today it is already over 300,” says Amir Sudjono, founder of the company PT COCO SUGAR INDONESIA with headquarters in Purwokerto on the island of Java. The Indonesian firm has been participating in the export promotion programme of the Import Promotion Desk since 2015 and has in that time developed to become an international producer and exporter.

Natural ingredientsFresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandZutatenObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

The IPD supports German importers in their search for super fruits

Klaus Böcker GmbH is an importer of exotic fruit products. Its portfolio comprises fruit juice, paste and concentrate from more than 500 kinds of fruit in more than 500 specifications. To continually expand its range of products, the company is always on the look-out for new suppliers. For this reason, Klaus Böcker GmbH turned to the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) – and made a catch: The IPD provided the German importer with a new trade partner in Egypt.

Technical woodSuccess StoryPublikationenPeruLandHolzProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Tropical timber from sustainably managed forests

IPD OPENS UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERUVIAN TIMBER EXPORTERS ON THE EU MARKET

The tropical rainforest is at risk from overexploitation and fire clearance, and this has brought trading in tropical timber into disrepute. Timber companies from countries like Peru therefore encounter difficulties in exporting their tropical wood products to the EU market. They are supported by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the precondition being that their timber is verifiably sourced from legal and sustainable forestry. Maderacre Rio Acre SAC is a company that meets the criteria of the FSC, demonstrating in practice that responsible forest management can help to protect the rainforest.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenIndonesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Coconut flower sugar – a niche product from Indonesia

The ambitious start-up company KULAU GmbH from Berlin has specialised in importing coconut-based products. The name of the enterprise speaks for itself: in Papua-New Guinea’s creole language Tok-Pisin, “kulau” means “young, green coconut”.

The company exclusively sells sustainable, naturally manufactured fair-trade organic products. In its selection of suppliers, KULAU adheres to the highest standards. Both in regard to product quality, good working conditions and environmentally-friendly cultivation methods at the plantations, the German importer makes high demands on its foreign partners. Professional sourcing is therefore very important to the company when it comes to locating suitable buying markets for its products in tropical countries. This is where the help of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) came in handy. The agency introduced KULAU to the suitable partner, saving the company a lot of time and money.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenTunesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
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.

 

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Eezy Fruitz whets appetites for healthy nutrition

FRUITY CREATIONS FROM COLOMBIA ARE IN VOGUE

Many food-conscious consumers prefer natural, vegetarian products that are rich in nutrients. Fruity snacks, mueslis and smoothies with exotic aromas and valuable nutrients are fully in vogue,and there is a growing demand on the EU market for healthy, natural products. Traders from developing countries can also benefit from the expanding market for healthy food. The exporter SERO Colombia, one of the Import Promotion Desk’s partner companies in Colombia, is a case in point.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Ethiopian Union of Cooperatives - ready for export to Europe

The Union of Cooperatives Meki Batu from Ethiopia is to exhibit for the first time at Berlin’s “Fruit Logistica”
in February 2017. For two years, the Import Promotion Desk has been working intensely with the union – which
comprises over 8,000 Ethiopian farmers – to prepare them for the exhibition debut. For Meki Batu Union, participating in the exhibition is a decisive step in their strategic plan to enter the German and European markets and establish long-term trade relations.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Exotic resources for new taste sensations

The Frankfurt-based company tropextrakt specialises in importing exotic resources for the food sector. Since its foundation in 2002, the enterprise has established its reputation with the introduction of exotic niche products. tropextrakt supplies the big players of the sector with trend-setting fruit and plant products from tropical countries. The company’s success is due to the on-going search for reliable suppliers of high-quality products that meet the superior requirements of German and European clients. To that end tropextrakt has established a solid network of exporters in various countries, especially in South America, in recent years. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has now been able to furnish tropextrakt with another valuable contact by introducing the Frankfurt-based company to a highly eligible partner at the SIAL 2014 trade fair: Frugy from Colombia.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Fresh fruit & vegetables from Egypt

IPD successfully prepares young enterprise for the EU market

Creatick Pro was launched in 2017 with a lot of enthusiasm and a high-quality product range. Although their range was tailored for the EU market, a marketing strategy and contact to European partners were lacking. Creatick joined the IPD programme in autumn 2019, and the Egyptian enterprise is now rapidly conquering the European market.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenUkraineLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Fresh fruit & vegetables from the Ukraine

UKRAINIAN FRUIT GROWERS IMPRESS WITH GOOD QUALITY AND SHORT DELIVERY ROUTES


The Ukrainian company Gadz provides high-quality fruit for the European market. Although it has only been in the IPD programme since 2020, Gadz has already convinced the British importer Fresh4U of the quality of its products and its value as a reliable supplier. This business relationship demonstrates the advantages of the Ukraine as a production location: besides geographic proximity, short transport routes and favourable farming conditions, the country also offers a wide range of fresh fruit & vegetables in high quality. IPD supports both exporters and importers to ensure that the collaboration is a success story for both sides.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenLandZutatenProduktgruppeImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

GIZ and IPD collaboration in Nepal bearing fruit

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EXPORT PROMOTION

Within the framework of the “Nepal Trade Integration Strategy” GIZ and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are supporting a model project promoting the export of medicinal and aromatic plants. The project shows how specific sectoral support can help establish efficient value creation chains and enable Nepalese firms direct access to the German trade market. The half-time evaluation of the export promotion programme in Nepal showed that in 2016 alone Nepalese producers exported to the EU medicinal plant products worth 1.2 million Euros.

Technical woodSuccess StoryPublikationenPeruLandHolzProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Legal and sustainable tropical timber from Peru

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) and its partners in Peru support responsibly operating companies in their efforts to export certified timber products to Europe. An essential part of IPD’s work is to create awareness of European quality and sustainability standards in Peru’s private and public sectors. At the same time, the IPD provides German importers with an alternative buying market, which will allow them to optimise their purchasing activities and increase their product variety. In this way, international development cooperation and import promotion go hand in hand.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Medicinal and aromatic plants from the Himalaya

CO-OPERATION PROJECT BETWEEN GIZ AND IPD ENCOURAGES THE EXPANSION OF NEPALESE EXPORTS

Trade in medicinal and aromatic plants is an important source of income for the Nepalese population and makes an important contribution to the national economy. In Nepal the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are working together to support enterprises with the marketing of these highly sought-after plants. One company to benefit from this co-operation is the exporter Satya International.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenTunesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
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.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Organic peanuts from Egypt

Import Promotion Desk assists African growers in exporting ecological products

African countries offer a wide variety of top-quality products for which there is great demand on the EU market. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) introduces selected suppliers of organic foods to European traders. The Egyptian exporter Logistic Nuts for Agricultural Development is a new supplier which, with assistance from the IPD, has converted to ecological farming and is now capturing the market with organic peanuts.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKolumbienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Organic tea from Colombia

Many high-quality products from developing and emerging countries are in great demand on the German and European markets, but importers face major obstacles when it comes to market introduction. Inadequate knowledge of the market and lack of contacts to European trading partners impede their access to the EU market. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) helps exporters overcome these obstacles. For the Colombian export company Agrícola Himalaya S.A. the IPD has provided comprehensive advice on marketing their high-quality organically grown teas and helped in successfully matchmaking the Columbian enterprise with German importer J.T. Ronnefeldt KG.

TourismSuccess StoryPublikationenNepalTunesienEcuadorLandTourismProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Preparing for a new start in tourism

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is supporting the Ministry of Tourism in Ecuador (MINTUR) as it prepares to
relaunch tourism in the country. In conjunction with the consulting firm Hotel Resilient, which specialises in risk and
crisis management, the health and hygiene concepts for the tourism sector have been adapted to internationally
valid standards and a concept for hygiene and safety training has been developed. In the first three months, more than
400 Ecuadorian tourism professionals have already been trained; an e-learning program has also been launched.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Pure oils from Ethiopian medicinal plants

Import Promotion Desk makes EU market accessible for African producers

With support from the IPD, Ethiopian company Hayat Cosmo Industry PLC was able to present its products from pure black cumin oil at European trade fairs. The trade fair success encouraged Hayat to expand its offerings to European customers, so that the company now also produces essential oils. Investment in the new product developments has paid off for the Ethiopian company: At in-cosmetics trade fair in Paris, Hayat successfully presented its new product range for the first time.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄthiopienLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Success for organic products from Ethiopia on the EU market

IPD procures new trade partner for the Ethiopian exporter GreenPath Food

GreenPath Food is Ethiopia’s first – and, up until now, its only – certified EU-organic producer and exporter organisation in the fruit and vegetable sector. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) added the company to its export promotion programme in 2017. With support of IPD, GreenPath Food was able to raise awareness for its products at European trade fairs and to establish successful trade relations. For two years now, they have been in close cooperation with the Hamburg-based import organisation ElbeFruit Europe, which markets EU-organically certified avocados, vegetables and fresh herbs from GreenPath Food in German-speaking countries. Their cooperation in the organic trade sector opens up new opportunities for both partners.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenKirgistanLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Sustainable and aromatic: Organic walnuts from Kyrgyzstan

IMPORT PROMOTION DESK OPENS THE DOOR TO THE EU MARKET FOR KYRGYZ EXPORTERS

The Kyrgyz export company Vega Plus has made the leap into the European market. In February 2017 the  company exhibited at the BIOFACH Exhibition in Nuremberg and introduced its sustainable farming products to the international specialists at the event. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) prepared Vega Plus intensely for the trade fair and also supported the company through the “last mile” with match-making. The success of the exhibition was quickly followed by the first business deal with Swiss importer Tinibaev Waldgeschenke KlG.

Natural ingredientsSuccess StoryPublikationenIndonesienLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Sustained export promotion: Coconut sugar from Java

“When we entered the export market with coconut sugar we had collaborations with 100 small farmers – today it is already over 300,” says Amir Sudjono, founder of the company PT COCO SUGAR INDONESIA with headquarters in Purwokerto on the island of Java. The Indonesian firm has been participating in the export promotion programme of the Import Promotion Desk since 2015 and has in that time developed to become an international producer and exporter.

Natural ingredientsFresh fruit and vegetablesSuccess StoryPublikationenÄgyptenLandZutatenObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

The IPD supports German importers in their search for super fruits

Klaus Böcker GmbH is an importer of exotic fruit products. Its portfolio comprises fruit juice, paste and concentrate from more than 500 kinds of fruit in more than 500 specifications. To continually expand its range of products, the company is always on the look-out for new suppliers. For this reason, Klaus Böcker GmbH turned to the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) – and made a catch: The IPD provided the German importer with a new trade partner in Egypt.

Technical woodSuccess StoryPublikationenPeruLandHolzProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 
Success Story

Tropical timber from sustainably managed forests

IPD OPENS UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERUVIAN TIMBER EXPORTERS ON THE EU MARKET

The tropical rainforest is at risk from overexploitation and fire clearance, and this has brought trading in tropical timber into disrepute. Timber companies from countries like Peru therefore encounter difficulties in exporting their tropical wood products to the EU market. They are supported by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the precondition being that their timber is verifiably sourced from legal and sustainable forestry. Maderacre Rio Acre SAC is a company that meets the criteria of the FSC, demonstrating in practice that responsible forest management can help to protect the rainforest.

Fair brochures

Fresh fruit and vegetablesMessebroschürenBiofachMessenPublikationenObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 

IPD at BIOFACH eSpecial 2021

Meet reliable suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Ghana, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Sri Lanka and Ukraineas well as from Burkina Faso, Togo and Morocco.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsBiofachPublikationenZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 

IPD at BIOFACH 2020

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ukraine.

MessenPublikationenÄgyptenEcuadorSri LankaUkraineGhanaElfenbeinküsteLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeFood Ingredients Europe
 

IPD at Food Ingredients Europe 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kosovo, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsPublikationenÄgyptenÄthiopienIndonesienKirgistanKolumbienPeruTunesienEcuadorLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeBiofach
 

IPD at BIOFACH 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Mozambique, Nepal, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, and the Ukraine.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsMessebroschürenPublikationenZutatenProduktgruppeBiofach
 
GERMANY, NUREMBERG // 14 – 17 FEBRUARY 2018

IPD at BIOFACH 2018

MEET RELIABLE SUPPLIERS FROM COLOMBIA, EGYPT, INDONESIA, KYRGYZSTAN, NEPAL, PERU, SERBIA AND TUNISIA

Fresh fruit and vegetablesMessebroschürenBiofachMessenPublikationenObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 

IPD at BIOFACH eSpecial 2021

Meet reliable suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Ghana, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Sri Lanka and Ukraineas well as from Burkina Faso, Togo and Morocco.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsBiofachPublikationenZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 

IPD at BIOFACH 2020

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ukraine.

MessenPublikationenÄgyptenEcuadorSri LankaUkraineGhanaElfenbeinküsteLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeFood Ingredients Europe
 

IPD at Food Ingredients Europe 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kosovo, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsPublikationenÄgyptenÄthiopienIndonesienKirgistanKolumbienPeruTunesienEcuadorLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeBiofach
 

IPD at BIOFACH 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Mozambique, Nepal, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, and the Ukraine.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsMessebroschürenPublikationenZutatenProduktgruppeBiofach
 
GERMANY, NUREMBERG // 14 – 17 FEBRUARY 2018

IPD at BIOFACH 2018

MEET RELIABLE SUPPLIERS FROM COLOMBIA, EGYPT, INDONESIA, KYRGYZSTAN, NEPAL, PERU, SERBIA AND TUNISIA

Fresh fruit and vegetablesMessebroschürenBiofachMessenPublikationenObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 

IPD at BIOFACH eSpecial 2021

Meet reliable suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Ghana, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Sri Lanka and Ukraineas well as from Burkina Faso, Togo and Morocco.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsBiofachPublikationenZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 

IPD at BIOFACH 2020

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ukraine.

MessenPublikationenÄgyptenEcuadorSri LankaUkraineGhanaElfenbeinküsteLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeFood Ingredients Europe
 

IPD at Food Ingredients Europe 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kosovo, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsPublikationenÄgyptenÄthiopienIndonesienKirgistanKolumbienPeruTunesienEcuadorLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeBiofach
 

IPD at BIOFACH 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Mozambique, Nepal, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, and the Ukraine.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsMessebroschürenPublikationenZutatenProduktgruppeBiofach
 
GERMANY, NUREMBERG // 14 – 17 FEBRUARY 2018

IPD at BIOFACH 2018

MEET RELIABLE SUPPLIERS FROM COLOMBIA, EGYPT, INDONESIA, KYRGYZSTAN, NEPAL, PERU, SERBIA AND TUNISIA

Fresh fruit and vegetablesMessebroschürenBiofachMessenPublikationenObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 

IPD at BIOFACH eSpecial 2021

Meet reliable suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Ghana, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Sri Lanka and Ukraineas well as from Burkina Faso, Togo and Morocco.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsBiofachPublikationenZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 

IPD at BIOFACH 2020

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ukraine.

MessenPublikationenÄgyptenEcuadorSri LankaUkraineGhanaElfenbeinküsteLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeFood Ingredients Europe
 

IPD at Food Ingredients Europe 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kosovo, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsPublikationenÄgyptenÄthiopienIndonesienKirgistanKolumbienPeruTunesienEcuadorLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeBiofach
 

IPD at BIOFACH 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Mozambique, Nepal, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, and the Ukraine.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsMessebroschürenPublikationenZutatenProduktgruppeBiofach
 
GERMANY, NUREMBERG // 14 – 17 FEBRUARY 2018

IPD at BIOFACH 2018

MEET RELIABLE SUPPLIERS FROM COLOMBIA, EGYPT, INDONESIA, KYRGYZSTAN, NEPAL, PERU, SERBIA AND TUNISIA

Fresh fruit and vegetablesMessebroschürenBiofachMessenPublikationenObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 

IPD at BIOFACH eSpecial 2021

Meet reliable suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Ghana, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Sri Lanka and Ukraineas well as from Burkina Faso, Togo and Morocco.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsBiofachPublikationenZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 

IPD at BIOFACH 2020

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ukraine.

MessenPublikationenÄgyptenEcuadorSri LankaUkraineGhanaElfenbeinküsteLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeFood Ingredients Europe
 

IPD at Food Ingredients Europe 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kosovo, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsPublikationenÄgyptenÄthiopienIndonesienKirgistanKolumbienPeruTunesienEcuadorLandZutatenProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeBiofach
 

IPD at BIOFACH 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Mozambique, Nepal, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, and the Ukraine.

Processed fruit and vegetables and nutsSpices and herbsEssential and vegetable oilsNatural ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutic...Other natural ingredientsMessebroschürenPublikationenZutatenProduktgruppeBiofach
 
GERMANY, NUREMBERG // 14 – 17 FEBRUARY 2018

IPD at BIOFACH 2018

MEET RELIABLE SUPPLIERS FROM COLOMBIA, EGYPT, INDONESIA, KYRGYZSTAN, NEPAL, PERU, SERBIA AND TUNISIA

Fruit AttractionMessenPublikationenExporteureImporteure
 

IPD at Fruit Attraction LIVEConnect 2020

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Côte d´Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Peru and Ukraine.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesMessebroschürenPublikationenLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeFruit Logistica
 

IPD at Fruit Logistica 2020

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Peru, and Ukraine.

MessenPublikationenImporteureFruit Attraction
 

IPD at Fruit Attraction 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Peru.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesMessebroschürenPublikationenÄgyptenÄthiopienKolumbienPeruTunesienEcuadorLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeFruit Logistica
 

IPD at Fruit Logistica 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Peru, and Tunisia.

Fruit AttractionMessenPublikationenExporteureImporteure
 

IPD at Fruit Attraction LIVEConnect 2020

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Côte d´Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Peru and Ukraine.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesMessebroschürenPublikationenLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeFruit Logistica
 

IPD at Fruit Logistica 2020

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Peru, and Ukraine.

MessenPublikationenImporteureFruit Attraction
 

IPD at Fruit Attraction 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Peru.

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IPD at Fruit Logistica 2019

Meet reliable suppliers from Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Peru, and Tunisia.

Timber and timber productsinterzum
 

IPD at interzum 2017

MEET RELIABLE SUPPLIERS OF THE LIGHTWEIGHT TIMBER SECTOR FROM INDONESIA

Sustainable tourismMessebroschürenITBMessenPublikationenNepalTunesienEcuadorLandTourismProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 

IPD at ITB Berlin NOW 2021

IPD PRESENTS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM NEPAL, ECUADOR AND TUNISIA.

Sustainable tourismMessebroschürenITBPublikationenTourismProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppe
 

IPD at ITB Berlin 2020

IPD PRESENTS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM NEPAL, ECUADOR AND TUNISIA.

Sustainable tourismMessebroschürenITB
 
IPD brochure

IPD at ITB Berlin 2019

IPD PRESENTS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM SERVICE PROVIDERS IN SELECTED EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

Other brochures

Brochure (only in German)
 
Brochure (only in German)

BGA Broschüre Import

 
Flyer

IPD - Made for Europe

More Imports for Europe‘s Economic Success


German and European companies need import promotion. And that is exactly what the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) provides.
The IPD is an initiative in Germany to promote imports. It is the hinge between European importers and exporters from selected developing countries and emerging nations.

 
Factsheet

IPD - Promoting trade in emerging and developing countries

Participation in international trade is an important condition for lasting measures to combat poverty in emerging and developing countries. Yet companies and associations in the partner countries lack the capacities, know-how and competencies to exploit the opportunities presented by international export markets. European importers, on the other hand, often have neither the contacts nor sufficient appreciation of the potential of the markets in the partner countries.
Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is the instrument for import promotion in Germany, efficiently and lastingly bringing together the interests of exporters in the partner countries with those of the European import sector. In doing so, IPD closes a strategic gap at the interface between development cooperation and foreign trade.

Read more here.

 
Broschüre

IPD Guide: Becoming an importer in Europe

How to import natural ingredients for foods and cosmetics as well as processed foods from developing countries.

IPD has realized in recent years that there is a growing need for information to be provided to enthusiastic new entrepreneurs in Germany and Europe on how to import from developing countries. This guide comprises basic information which is useful to those people who would like to establish their first import business in Europe – especially those planning to import from developing countries.

 
Guide

IPD Guide: Direct import of cut flowers to UK

This guide will support importers in understanding directly importing cut flowers into the UK from the Andean Countries. Within this guide the term “Direct Imports” is defined as the product journey directly from the grower country, into a UK port of entry (air or sea): i.e. without travelling via the EU, principally the Netherlands and the Dutch Auction (indirect imports).
Direct Imports of cut flowers to the UK are increasing generally, and there is greater interest in the potential benefits of direct imports.
Key information, highlighting the benefits and possible challenges for importing cut flowers directly into the UK from the Andean Countries will be covered within this guide. An overview of the process and journey for the importation of cut flowers from Andean Countries is also provided.

 
Flyer

IPD Services for European tour operators

Discovering new destinations - sustainable tourism offers

IPD Video

Events

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

in-cosmetics 2021

Get to know reliable producers of innovative ingredients!
Meet us at in-cosmetics - the meeting place for personal care ingredients.

We will inform about reliable producers, such as from Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire, Colombia and Ecuador.

Our companies offer 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.

Details about our companies and their diverse product range will be available here from September.

For further information in advance please contact us:

Andreas Gemählich

Trade fair in Rimini // 07. - 09.09.2021
 
Trade fair in Rimini // 07. - 09.09.2021

Macfrut 2021

IPD presents its services for European importers at the trade fair for fresh fruit & vegetables in Rimini
- live on site and virtually

We provide European importers with carefully screened suppliers from our partner countries, including Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Colombia, Morocco, Peru and Ukraine. The companies offer a diverse range of products, including organic quality.

Importers benefit from these free services

  •  Free of charge mediation of contacts to verified exporters
  •  Fresh produce from January to December thanks to suppliers on different continents
  •  All companies meet the high requirements of the European market.

Learn more about our offer and meet us at Macfrut in Rimini.

www.machfrut.com

Trade fair // 05.10. - 07.10.2021
 
Trade fair // 05.10. - 07.10.2021

Fruit Attraction 2021

IPD exhibits at the international trade fair for fresh fruit & vegetables

After last year's Fruit Attraction was held as a digital trade fair, IPD is going to be on site again this year with its own booth.

We will introduce European importers to carefully screened suppliers from our partner countries, including Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte dÌvoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Morocco, Peru and Ukraine. The companies offer a diverse range of products, including organic quality, such as:

  • Granadillas, mangoes, papayas, pomegranates
  • Avocados, physalis, grapes, dates and various berries
  • Sweet potatoes, peas, beans, snow peas, tomatoes, onions
  • Ginger, turmeric, 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 in September.

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

Linda Mense

www.fruitattraction.com

Trade fair in Cologne // 09.10. - 13.10.2021
 
Trade fair in Cologne // 09.10. - 13.10.2021

Anuga 2021

IPD exhibits at the world's largest trade fair for food and beverages in Cologne, Germany

We present carefully screened producers from selected developing and emerging countries to the European trade.

A high quality, partly unusual range of products awaits you – starting with coconut prod-ucts such as coconut blossom sugar, coconut syrup, coconut flour, coconut oil, coconut chips or coconut water from Sri Lanka and Indonesia, organic peanuts from Egypt, dried fruits from Côte d`Ivoire and specialities such as saf-fron, olive oil as well as various date products from Tunisia… only to name a few examples from the diverse assortment of our companies.

Get to know innovative products and expand your portfolio.
We will be happy to provide you with detailed information about the producers in the run-up to Anuga.

All producers were beforehandvisited by the IPD and carefully evaluated. We take into account criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications.

This way you can be assured of the product quality and the reliability of the exporters.

We network you with reliable suppliers.

Detailed information on IPD exporters and their product range will be available from September.

For any questions, please contact us:

Shakhnoza Kurbanalieva

www.anuga.de

Trade fair in Vijfhuizen // 03.11. - 05.11.2021
 
Trade fair in Vijfhuizen // 03.11. - 05.11.2021

International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) - new date!

Due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF Expo) - the trade fair for cut flowers and pot plants has been postponed. The new date is now 03. - 05.11.2021.

The IPD plans to be represented with an own booth at the fair to present selected cut flower exporters from South America. Their rich offer includes roses, gypsophila or chrysanthemums, cut foliage and rarities like matthiola.

Our partner countries Ecuador and Colombia offer excellent climatic conditions for the cultivation of cut flowers in different varieties and intense colors.

All suppliers have been carefully selected and evaluated by us in advance. We take into account criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as the fulfillment of international standards and certifications.

For further information please contact us

Andreas Gemählich

www.hppexhibitions.com/iftf

News

 
Bonn/Berlin // 14.04.2021

IPD presents Africa's fruit and vegetable diversity

Exporters from Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Morocco as well as from four other IPD partner countries show their high-quality product range at the virtual B2B event "Fresh Produce".
Bonn/Berlin, April 14, 2021 - Mangoes, grapes, citrus fruits, pomegranates as well as sweet potatoes, fresh herbs and sugar snap peas are part of Africa's fruit and vegetable diversity that exporters will present at the Import Promotion Desk’s (IPD) virtual B2B meetings. The offerings from Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Morocco will be a focus of the Virtual B2B Event "Fresh Produce," which runs May 10-28. In addition, the import promotion initiative will present other companies from the IPD partner countries Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Ukraine. Following the cancellation of the Fruit Logistica Special Edition, the IPD has decided at short notice to present the range of fresh fruit and vegetables from IPD partner countries in individual video meetings.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 14.04.2021

interzum 2021: Wide range of wood products from sustainable forestry

IPD present plantation teak, Guadua bamboo and classic wood-based materials from IPD partner countries
Bonn/Berlin, April 14, 2021 - The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be presenting a wide range of wood products from sustainable forestry at interzum, which this year will be held virtually from May 4 to 7. The import promotion initiative will accompany producers of plantation-grown teak and Guadua bamboo from Ecuador and Colombia, as well as Ukrainian exporters of high-quality table tops made from reclaimed oak and moulded beech wood components to this year's leading international trade fair for furniture manufacturing and interior design. "The IPD's aim is to present a diverse range of high-quality wood products and, above all, special timber species to the timber trade in Europe," says Frank Maul, expert for sourcing and markets at the IPD. "In this context, the legal and sustainable origin of the woods is a basic requirement of our commitment."

 
Bonn/Berlin // 17.02.2021

IPD presents sustainable travel offers at virtual ITB Berlin NOW!

Free services: IPD brings European tour operators together with reliable partners from developing and emerging countries

Bonn/Berlin, 17.02.2021 - At this year's ITB, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will present its entire tourism offer with 25 travel providers from Ecuador, Nepal and Tunisia for the first time. The travel offers are individual, distinct from mass tourism and particularly consider sustainability criteria. The import promotion initiative, a project of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has carefully selected the tourism companies and is now supporting them on their way to the European market. This year, the IPD's tourism offer is set to grow further, with the inclusion of Uzbekistan as a new partner country.

 

 
Bonn // 28.01.2021

IPD supports organic producers at Biofach eSPECIAL

Bonn/Berlin, 28/01/2020 - Nearly 40 producers from developing and emerging countries will be presented to European trade visitors by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at this year's Biofach. This year, the world's leading trade fair for organic food will take place in virtual form from February 17 to 19. For the seventh time, IPD together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), leading provider of in-ternational cooperation services, will present the wide range of organic products from developing and emerging countries under the motto "Organic Sourcing for Develop-ment". The Import Promotion Initiative’s free matchmaking services are open to all Euro-pean importers: IPD brings together traders from Europe with producers from developing and emerging countries.

 

 
Bonn // 24.11.2020

Opportunity for foreign trade: opening up new supply markets virtually

Import Promotion Desk supports companies with virtual fairs and B2B meetings

Bonn/Berlin, 24.11.2020 – The corona pandemic poses challenges for companies worldwide: contact restrictions make international trade relations and the search for new products and reliable suppliers more difficult. Many of the international trade fairs that serve as important contact exchanges have been postponed. Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the import promotion initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has developed a variety of online services to continue its work. In virtual meetings and trade fairs, IPD experts support German and European companies in opening up new supply markets and connect them with selected producers from developing countries and emerging nations.

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