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Berlin // 07.02.2020

ITB 2020: Sustainable travel offers from developing and emerging countries

 

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

Bonn/Nürnberg // 27.01.2020

BIOFACH 2020: IPD presents coconut specialities from Sri Lanka

 

IPD supports exhibitors from Sri Lanka and ten more partner countries at Biofach.

Bonn/Berlin, 27.01.2020 – At this year’s Biofach the product variety of the coconut palm is presented by exhibitors from Sri Lanka: They are bringing a variety of coconut specialities such as dried coconut, virgin coconut oil, coconut blossom sugar, coconut butter, coconut flour, coconut milk and coconut water to the world's leading trade fair for organic food, which takes place in Nuremberg from February 12 to 15. Further highlights from Sri Lanka are spices such as Ceylon cinnamon and different varieties of pepper, as well as essential oils. Besides the exhibitors from Sri Lanka, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports exporters from Colombia, Côte d´Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyz-stan, Tunisia and Ukraine. They will be presenting their regional specialities in organic qual-ity at the joint stand of IPD and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) (Booth 3A | 3A-220) as well as at the national pavilions.

Bonn/Berlin // 15.01.2020

Fruit Logistica 2020: Pitahayas, Physalis & Co. - Ecuador convinces with fruity variety

 

Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports exporters from Ecuador and seven more partner countries at the international trade fair for fruits and vegetables

Bonn/Berlin, 16.01.2020 – Ecuador is known for its biodiversity and offers a wide range of tropical fruits. The South American country lives up to its reputation at this year's Fruit Logistica, which takes place in Berlin from 5. to 7. of February. With bananas, pineapples, pitahayas, physalis and passionfruit, the exhibitors present a richly filled fruit basket (Hall
21 Booth B‐06). Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German initiative for import promotion, has been supporting the partner country of this year's Fruit Logistica for two years now, and
accompanies producers to the European market. This year the IPD brings six companies from Ecuador to the international trade fair. In total, over 40 companies from eight IPD partner countries ‐ from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Côte d`Ivoire, Ghana, Colombia, Peru and the Ukraine ‐ will present their range of fresh fruits and vegetables in Berlin.

Paris/Bonn 12.11.2019

Food Ingredients Europe 2019: natural ingredients from Sri Lanka and Ecuador

 

Import Promotion Desk brings natural ingredients from developing and emerging countries to this year´s Food Ingredients Europe (FIE)

Bonn/Berlin, 12.11.2019 – High-quality extracts and exceptional vegetable and fruit pow-ders will be presented by exhibitors from Sri Lanka and Ecuador at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FIE), the international trade fair for food ingredients, which takes place from 3 to 5 December in Paris. Due to the high quality of the raw materials and the gentle manufacturing processes, the products retain their high content of nutrients and active components. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports producers from Sir Lanka, Ecuador and other partner countries in presenting their great product diversity and special product quality to international buyers.

Bonn/ Madrid // 17.09.2019

Large range of organic products from IPD countries at Fruit Attraction

 

Import Promotion Desk (IPD) focuses on organic products: Tropical fruits and high-quality vegetables and herbs from developing and emerging countries

Bonn/Berlin, 17 September 2019 - The demand for organic quality in the fruit and vegetable sector is growing steadily. Experts expect an annual increase of 9 percent each over the next five years (study "Global Organic Fruits and Vegetables Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast" by the market research company Research and Markets). The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) takes advantage of this trend and supports companies from developing and emerging countries in the certification and marketing of organic products. At this year's Fruit Attraction, which will take place from 22 to 24 October in Madrid, the partner for import promotion will place a special focus on the organic segment from South America and Africa. (Hall 4, Booth E07)

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IPD UPDATE // Special edition 2020

Around the globe, the economy is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic: Production is being throttled, the exchange of goods restricted, and trade relations severely cut back. Developing and emerging countries are particularly susceptible to such global upheaval. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic varies hugely from country to country, region to region, and sector to sector. However, it can be registered as a basic fact that the local economy in developing and emerging countries is fragile across all sectors. People in rural regions, smallholder farmers and processing companies struggle more than others with the restrictions in production and exports. In such a situation, the work of Import Promotion Desk is more important than ever. We have reacted swiftly to the new situation and adapted our activities accordingly.

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IPD Update issue 1 // 2020

Focus: IPD partner country Nepal

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has been active in Nepal since as far back as 2015, working to facilitate access to the EU market for small and medium-sized enterprises. The aim is to integrate Nepal into the global trade scene, thereby making a contribution towards the country’s sustainable economic development. IPD initially began by promoting producers of natural ingredients in the Himalaya region. Today, the new IPD emphasis in Nepal lies on the tourism sector.

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