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Colombia: trade partner for many agricultural products

NATURAL ABUNDANCE

Colombia is among those IPD partner countries with the widest range of products. The favourable climatic location at the intersection of the South American continent with Central America and the highly varied topography – from plains to high altitudes – are favorable to the growth of many products in the agricultural sector that are in great demand in Europe.

And the potential is huge: Because of the various climate zones in Colombia, many tropical fruits that are always firm favourites in Europe are available and in season for longer than average. Thanks to the richness of its plant species, Colombia also offers European importers an extraordinary and in many cases unique range of new ingredients.

Colombia is not well known as a country of origin for cut flowers. But there is still potential to be tapped here – the carnations, hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, etc. on offer are of outstanding quality.

Plantation teak of very good quality is also produced in Colombia. It is very popular on account of its great durability, its good processability and not least its attractive wood grain.

IPD taps Europe as a new sales market for the Colombian companies.

Make use of the opportunity to import from Colombia!

YOUR BENEFITS

  • Extensive range of products
  • Favourable climate for fresh produce and natural ingredients
  • Contact brokering to suppliers thoroughly qualified by IPD

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Our products from Colombia

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Colombia's richness is reflected in its fresh produce: avocados, limes, pineapples, mangos, bananas, physalis or the yellow dragon fruit as well as various passion fruits (gulupa, granadilla, passion fruit) as well as fresh herbs and much more.

Natural ingredients

Colombia's biodiversity produces a variety of ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The natural origin and their ingredients are unique. Among them are fruit pulps, (freeze-) dried and frozen fruits & vegetables, sweeteners, and extracts or essential oils.

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Sustainable wood products

Colombian plantation teak impresses with its characteristics and offers a good alternative to common wood species. The IPD arranges contact with manufacturers of boards, planks and furniture parts.

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Cut flowers

Cut flower producers in Colombia are focusing on sustainability. With Florverde, a national (voluntary) certification system was created, to which many IPD companies belong. They offer carnations, hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, cut greens, craspedia and many more.

We connect you to your new business partners. 

We will be happy to provide you with comprehensive information about our diverse range of offers from Columbia.

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Food ingredients Europe 2022

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Country report colombia

IPD's commitment in Colombia

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has been active in Colombia since 2015. It supports producers of natural ingredients, fresh fruit & vegetables, cut flowers and sustainable wood products and accompanies them on their way to the European market. Due to its different climatic zones, Colombia offers a high level of biodiversity and a wealth of raw materials and varieties. The free trade agreement with the EU in 2013 and the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas in 2016 have set the course for a positive development of the country and its foreign trade. 

Learn more about our work in our country report on Colombia. 

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Success Stories

Healthy products

Fruity creations in vogue

Growing demand on the EU market for natural products - exporter SERO Colombia benefits from the expanding market for healthy food.

Organic tea

Sustained export support

IPD has supported the Colombian export company Agrícola Himalaya S.A.and conneted the company with German importer J.T. Ronnefeldt KG.

Your contact for Colombia
[Translate to Englisch:]

Dr. Andreas Gemählich

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Cut flowers (Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya)

[Translate to Englisch:]

Frank Maul

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Sustainable wood products (Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Ukraine)

Natural Ingredients (Madagascar)

María Paula Gómez

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Colombia, Ecuador)

Daniel Oppermann

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Fresh produce (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)