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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Fresh fruit and vegetablesMessebroschürenPublikationenÄgyptenÄthiopienKolumbienPeruTunesienEcuadorLandObstProduktgruppeExporteureImporteureZielgruppeFruit Logistica
 

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.

 
Flyer

IPD Services for European tour operators

Discovering new destinations - sustainable tourism offers

IPD Video

Events

Virtual B2B Event // 10. - 28.05.2021
 
Virtual B2B Event // 10. - 28.05.2021

IPD Virtual B2B Event "Fresh Produce"

Fresh herbs, high-quality fruit and vegetables from new markets
Make contacts with reliable producers in individual online meetings

Due to the cancellation of the Fruit Logistica Special Edition, IPD decided at short notice to present the range of fresh fruits and vegetables from IPD partner countries in individual video meetings.

More than 30 companies from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Ghana, Colombia, Morocco, Peru and Ukraine are participating. They will present a wide range of fruits and vegetables.

You will find, for example, mangoes, papayas and pineapples from producers in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Or grapes, oranges, lemons, strawberries and fresh herbs, spinach, peppers and garlic offered by suppliers from Egypt and Ethiopia.
The range of subtropical and tropical fruits is enriched by exhibitors from Ecuador, Colombia and Peru, such as passion fruit, pitahayas, bananas, physalis as well as avocados. In addition, companies from Peru offer sweet potato as well as fresh ginger and turmeric in organic quality. Producers from Ukraine . present sweet potatoes, Hokkaido pumpkin, plums, peaches or blueberries

All exporters are carefully screened. We take into account criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity, as well as compliance with international standards and certifications.

A detailed overview of the companies and all products you find in the brochure below.

To make an appointment or for further questions, please contact:

Daniel Oppermann

Virtual B2B Event // 14. - 25.06.2021
 
Virtual B2B Event // 14. - 25.06.2021

IPD Virtual B2B Event Retail Sector

Discover new and innovative products.
Make new contacts with exporters, quickly and easily from your desk. 

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Corona crisis, this year's PLMA has also had to be postponed. Therefore, IPD offers a virtual B2B event so that you can already continue your sourcing. 

From 14-25 June 2021, we cordially invite you to participate in our IPD Virtual B2B Event Retail Sector. Here we will put you in direct contact online with selected exporters from the partner countries e.g. Ecuador, Indonesia and Tunisia, Colombia, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia. Our reliable suppliers bring new, exotic products to the market.

All producers were selected and carefully tested by IPD. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications were taken into account.

A detailed overview of the companies and all products will be available here from May.

Are you interested in new suppliers and products? We will be happy to arrange appointments for you - individually selected and tailored to your requirements.

Get in touch with us!

Laura Schiefer

 
05. - 16.07.2021 // Virtual B2B Event

Save the date: Virtual B2B Event "Organic Fresh Produce"

Fresh fruits and vegetables in organic quality from Egypt,Côte d‘Ivoire, Ecuador, Peru and Ukraine

From 05 - 16.07.2021, IPD will introduce selected suppliers of organic produce in individual online meetings.

From mangos, grapes, oranges, lemons to fresh herbs, spinach, peppers, garlic, sweet potatoes or Hokkaido pumpkin - the range of products from developing and emerging countries is diverse. Find out more by talking directly to our exporters.

All exporters are carefully screened. We take into account criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity, as well as compliance with international standards and certifications.

Benefit from this unique opportunity to meet interesting exporters without stress and travel costs and gain these advantages:

  • You have immediate access to detailed information about the companies, growing areas, certifications, seasonal product availability and more.
  • All suppliers are familiar with online meetings, so you will get quick results.
  • Experienced IPD experts support the companies before, during and after the web conferences.

An overview of our companies and their offer will be available here in mid-June.

For more information plaease contact:

Thomas Derstadt

 
Buying missions // Dates on request

Buying missions – individually organised to your requirements

Lower your sourcing costs!

Are you looking for a specific product? And you don’t know yet from where, from whom?
You are interested in importing products from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nepal, Peru, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia or Tunisia? But you lack contacts to suitable exporters?
Finding reliable suppliers takes time and costs money.

The IPD supports you to reduce this effort andopens up new foreign supply sources.
We organize buying missions individually arranged for you – fully tailored to your needs.

You tell us your demands. We identify suitable exporters in our partner countries and
arrange – in consultation with you –  visits to carefully selected companies.

All suppliers are visited by us in advance and evaluated according to strict criteria, including product quality, export capacities, compliance with international standards and certifications etc.  

Your benefits:
•    Direct contact to thoroughly tested exporters – selected according to your requirements
•    Inspection of product quality and production conditions directly on the spot.
•    Tailored-made b2b meetings.

Take advantage of our offer. Save time and reduce your risk!
We look forward to providing you with detailed information about our services.

Get in touch with us!

Virtual trade fair // 06.07. - 09.07.2021
 
Virtual trade fair // 06.07. - 09.07.2021

Expo Virtual Alemania Latinoamérica

Establish new contacts - virtually and interactively

The AHK Network Latin America in cooperation with our partner, BGA, the DIHK and the Latin America Association organizes the virtual cross-industry trade fair between Germany and Latin America.
From 06 - 09 July 2021 more than 300 German and Latin American exhibitors will present their products and services online. About 200,000 visitors are expected.

The IPD will also be represented with a virtual exhibition stand and will provide information about its services for European importers. In addition, reliable IPD companies from various sectors will present their products. Information will follow shortly.

Use this virtual trade fair to network and exchange information with companies from Latin America and to establish trade relations.

Further information on the trade fair can be found at: https://expoalemania.com

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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