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High-quality spices, extracts and essential oils:

Welcome to Sri Lanka!


The verdant island in the Indian Ocean is a reliable supplier for a whole list of high-quality natural ingredients. Of special significance here is the coconut, from which coconut oil and coconut blossom sugar are produced – ingredients that enjoy particular favour with European importers.

But Sri Lanka can do more than just coconut: Essential oils and extracts, products stemming from Sri Lanka’s rich and opulent fauna, are excellently suited for manufacturing cosmetics and wellness products.

The role of Sri Lanka as a pioneer in organic cultivation is particularly noteworthy. For many years now, the country’s spice industry has complied with international quality standards such as HACCP, ISO standards, GMP and Organic. Furthermore, Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) is a major factor in the country’s pursuit of a new concept to strengthen export trade, which places special emphasis on promoting ecological agricultural production for exports.


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  • Cost-free contact-brokering to your new trade partners
  • Transparent supply chains without intermediaries

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Our products from Sri Lanka
A selection of different spices is presented on spoons

Natural ingredients

The island nation of Sri Lanka offers a rich palette of natural ingredients: from high-quality spices, especially cinnamon and pepper, to coconut products and dried fruits - such as jackfruit or mango. Natural sweeteners are also part of the IPD companies' repertoire. Still unknown in Europe, for example, is the sweetness of the kithul plant.

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

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Cologne // 07.10 - 11.10.2023

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Country report Sri Lanka

Harnessing organic potential

Sri Lanka offers a wide variety of organic farming products for export. Besides its well-known Ceylon tea, high-quality spices and coconut products, which are highly sought-after in the European market, are also grown here. The range of organic natural ingredients is constantly expanding, whilst the farming sector on the southern Asian island is an important driver of sustainable development and a creator of jobs, particularly in rural areas.

Learn more about our work in our country report Sri Lanka.


Success Story

Successful export promotion

The IPD works closely with Business Support Organisations (BSOs), i.e. national trade associations and export promotion organisations, in its partner countries. There has been a close exchange with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) since 2019. In 2021, IPD opened a regional office in Colombo to intensify the cooperation.
With success: together, important projects in the field of export promotion could be implemented. A good time to end the work of the IPD office in Sri Lanka and continue the work in the context of individual projects.

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Your contact for Sri Lanka

Angie Martinez

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural Ingredients (Indonesia, Sri Lanka)