Natural ingredients

The world is rich in natural ingredients.

Our contacts to producers of widely varying ingredients are correspondingly international and diverse. These exporters offer a large number of products of premium natural ingredients in organic quality.

The IPD arranges international access to the producers of the following natural ingredients for you:

  • Essential oils: 
    e.g. of chamomile, valerian, juniper berries, rhododendron and the jatamansi root
  • Fatty oils: 
    e.g. chiuri butter, Dhatelo oil, kahai oil, mango butter, sacha inchi oil, moringa oil, apricot kernel oil as well as saturated fats from nuts (e.g. Brazil nuts, walnuts)
  • Rubber and resins: 
    e.g. rubber olibanum, rubber arabicum, turpentine, mumiyo
  • Pulses: 
    e.g. kidney and pinto beans, peas, white beans coffee and cocoa
  • Herbs and spices: 
    e.g. basil, chamomile, curcuma, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, peppermint, senna, vanilla and cinnamon as well as medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Coconut products:
    e.g. coconut sugar, coconut water, coconut oil, coconut flakes and rasps
  • Natural colourings: 
    e.g. amaranth, cochineal
  • Seeds and grains: 
    e.g. quinoa, amaranth, chia, oil seeds, rice
  • Coffee and cocoa
  • Tea: 
    e.g. black, green and white tea, tea blends
  • Processed fruit and vegetables: 
    e.g. dried, freeze-dried, deep-frozen/individual quick frozen (IQF), pulps, concentrates, preserves 
  • Thickening and gelling agents: 
    e.g. agar agar, carrageen, konjac, tara, carob flour, rice starch
  • Sweeteners: 
    e.g. coconut flower sugar, panela, date syrup, honey
  • Dried fruit: 
    freeze-dried, machine-dried or sun dried
  • Nuts: 
    e.g. walnuts, cashews, almonds
  • Extracts
    e.g. vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, tea, various fruits

Your contact person

Tabea Mack (Office Bonn)

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Expert
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Natural Ingredients 
(Ethiopia, Indonesia, Ghana)

Angie Martinez (Office Berlin)

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Natural ingredients
(Nepal, Peru, Ecuador, Sri Lanka)

Kathrin Seelige (Office Bonn)

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Natural ingredients
(Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia)
Fresh fruit and vegetables
(Tunisia)

Nicky Buizer (Office Berlin)

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Natural ingredients
(Colombia)
Fresh fruit and vegetables
(Colombia, Ecuador)

BULLETIN BOARD "NATURAL INGREDIENTS"

Events

 
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 and opens 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!

Trade fair in Amsterdam // 21.05 - 22.05.2019
 
Trade fair in Amsterdam // 21.05 - 22.05.2019

PMLA: World of Private Label

Discovering innovative products - establishing contacts - being inspired by new ideas

This is what the PLMA international trade fair "World of Private Labels" promises. More than 2,600 companies will be presenting their products at the fair - including fresh, frozen and refrigerated foods as well as non-food categories such as cosmetics, health and beauty.

For the first time, IPD will be establishing direct contact with selected exporters from the partner countries Ecuador, Indonesia and Tunisia.

Our reliable exporters will bring new, exotic products to the European market. For example, organic coconut products in organic quality from Indonesia, such as coconut flower sugar or syrup, superfoods from Ecuador or ingredients like aloe vera and the spirulina algae from Tunisia. The range of products is broad.

First information about the exporters and their products you find here.

Benefit from our pre-selection of the companies!

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

We connect you with reliable suppliers.

We are happy to arrange appointments for you with our companies - individually selected and tailored to your requirements. Get in touch with us!

Nicky Buizer

www.plmainterantional.com

Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019
 
Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019

Food Ingredients Europe 2019

Benefit from FiE to make new business contacts.
Meet reliable suppliers.
Find out about innovative ingredients. 

At Europe's most important trade fair for natural ingredients, IPD will once again be presenting specialities from selected partner countries, including Egypt, Ethiopia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, or Tunisia.

Our exporters will bring a wide range of high-quality products to the trade fair. We will provide you with direct contact to these carefully selected suppliers.

All exporters have been visited and evaluated carefully by IPD. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications have been considered.

We connect you with reliable suppliers.
Take advantage of the FiE fair for individual meetings.

Detailed information on the exporters and their products will be available here in October.

For further informationen please contact:

Kathrin Seelige

www.figlobal.com

News

Bonn/ Nuremberg // 22.01.2019
 
Bonn/ Nuremberg // 22.01.2019

BIOFACH 2019: Exotic herbs, spices and oils

Import Promotion Desk supports organic producers from developing and emerging countries

Bonn/Berlin, 22.01.2019 – Coriander and Sesame oil from Egypt, cinnamon and coconut oil from Indonesia, ginger and Jatamansi oil from Nepal – the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) brings a wide range of exotic herbs, spices and oils to BIOFACH 2019. Around 40 companies from 12 countries will showcase their diverse range of organic products at the world´s largest trade fair for organic food with the support of the German partner of im-port promotion, which takes place from 13 to 16 February in Nuremberg. The products include herbs, spices and teas, essential and cold-pressed oils. In addition, the exporters will be presenting the regional specialties in organic quality at the joint stand shared by the IPD with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Stand 4 | 4-561) and at the respective national pavilions.

 
Bonn // 25.07.2018

IPD intensifies activities for sustainable economic development

German import promotion initiative is now active in 13 countries and 5 sectors

Bonn/Berlin, 25.07.2018 – Since 2012, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has assisted small-to-medium-sized enterprises in selected developing and emerging counties to ac-cess the European market. In its third project phase, the IPD expands activities to 13 partner countries and five sectors. The IPD supports export companies on the so-called "last mile"– it accompanies producers to the European market, arranges contacts with importers, thereby closing a strategic gap at the interface of development cooperation and foreign trade.

 
Bonn, Nuremburg // 22.01.2018

BIOFACH 2018: Comprehensive organic range from emerging and developing countries

Import Promotion Desk with organic producers from nine countries at BIOFACH

Bonn, 22 January 2018 – Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru, Tunisia, Serbia, and South Africa – the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be accompanied by organic producers from these countries at this year’s BIOFACH. More than 30 enterprises from nine countries will present their diverse range of organic produce at the joint stand shared by the IPD with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and at the respective national pavilions. The products include herbs, spices and tea, essential and coldpressed oils, cane and coconut blossom sugar, as well as fruit and vegetable specialities from the regions. The fair, the world’s largest showcase for organic food, will be held from 14 to 17 February in Nuremberg.

 
Bonn, Frankfurt // 06.11.2017

Food Ingredients Europe 2017: Specialities from emerging markets and developing countries

Import Promotion Desk introduces regional products with great market potential

Bonn, 06.11.2017 – At this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) exhibition, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is presenting a wide range of high quality products in collaboration with the Swiss import support programme SIPPO and the Dutch CBI. From 28 to 30 No-vember producers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia will showcase their regional specialities at the international food ingredients exhibition. In addition, the IPD, an initiative for import promotion, is to introduce producers from South Africa and Pakistan for the first time in Frankfurt.

Success Stories

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

Product Fact Sheets

Product Fact Sheet
 
Product Fact Sheet

Almond Oil in Germany

Almond Oil is a niche market in Germany but the flavour is popular so there will be continuing interest in quality almond oils. It can be found in numerous market sectors and product applications. Its use has been driven by the increasing number of natural healthcare products and demand for healthy ingredients. DC exporters can find opportunities by keeping a close watch on the relevant growth sectors in which almond oil features and forming relationships with suppliers of related products.

Product Fact Sheet
 
Product Fact Sheet

Almonds in Germany

Consumption of almonds has been increasing consistently since 2010 as consumers value their health benefits. They are increasingly using them as a snack as well as in more traditional food ingredients, including marzipan,which is especially popular in Germany. Almonds are the second most frequently consumed nuts after peanuts. While the USA remains the leading supplier of almonds to Germany, reduction in supplies from other important sources such as Spain, is providing opportunities for smaller DC suppliers such as Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Iran.

 
Product Fact Sheet

Apricot Kernel Oil in Germany

Apricot kernel oil has limited demand in Germany, but there are a number of consumers that enjoy the distinctive flavour of this oil, not to mention its health benefits. Enjoying similar properties to almond oil, this is a more specialized product that has benefited from the growing trend in personal healthcare products. The majority of apricot kernel oil is imported. It is usually stocked by most of the leading oil processors, despite the small quantities involved. DC exporters who identify the true enthusiasts for this product will not be disappointed by their response, provided quality expectations are met.

Product Fact Sheet
 
Product Fact Sheet

Apricot Kernels in Germany

The market for apricot kernels in Germany is quite small, but there are a number of loyal consumers who are prepared to pay a premium price for quality kernels. DC exporters can find opportunities despite the small size of the market. Kernels from Pakistan can command a premium price, but suppliers from Central Asia, Turkey and Iran will also find a market, particularly within some of the large resident population originally from that part of the world who are traditionally used to consuming them. There is also a wider group of consumers who buy them specifically for their perceived health benefits.

 
Product Fact Sheet

Asphaltum / Shilajit / Stone Oil

More and more European consumers are interested in non-Western health solutions. Those of an Ayurvedic tradition are often used in conjunction with wider lifestyle choices, encompassing nutrition, exercise and meditation, but products such as shilajit are also used in food supplements outside of this tradition. Cosmetics with shilajit are also marketed in Germany. The German market is less developed than the UK and especially Eastern European markets but does offer opportunities. German market entry can also take place through manufacturers in these other markets.

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