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 (Bonn)

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Head of
Sourcing + Markets (Bonn)
Natural Ingredients 
(Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana)

Judith Emmerling (Berlin)

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Head of
Sourcing + Markets (Berlin)
Natural Ingredients
(Egypt, Ukraine)

Maria Paula Gomez (Berlin)

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Expert
Sourcing + Markets
Natural Ingredients
(Nepal, Ecuador, Sri Lanka)
 

Caroline Moraza (Berlin)

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Expert
Sourcing + Markets
Natural Ingredients
(Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Tunisia)
 

Dr. Andreas Gemählich (Bonn)

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Expert
Sourcing + Markets
Cut Flowers (Ecuador, Colombia)
Natural Ingredients (Indonesia)

BULLETIN BOARD "NATURAL INGREDIENTS"

Events

Virtual b2b Event // 30.11. - 11.12.2020
 
Virtual b2b Event // 30.11. - 11.12.2020

IPD Virtual b2b Event - Food Ingredients

Sourcing und Matchmaking: Meet virtually reliable exporters from our partner countries.

Many of the international trade fairs that serve as important contact exchanges have been adjourned or cancelled. The search for new products and new suppliers is more difficult.
IPD supports importers during this time with a virtual b2b event. Weconnect you with selected exporters of food ingredients such as natural extracts and sweeteners, vegetable and fruit powders as well as oilseeds and high-quality oils.

From November 30 to December 11, 2020, you get the opportunity to network online with carefully screened exporters from Ecuador, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Ukraine.

All IPD companies were visited and evaluated by IPD before the pandemic. In doing so, we consider criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as the fulfillment of international standards and certifications. Also, during the pandemic, we are in close contact with the companies to continue screening of exporters.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • Online meetings with carefully screened producers - individually selected according to your requirements, conveniently from your computer and at your desired date
  • Support of the online meetings by experienced IPD experts
  • Detailed information about the companies via pictures or videos of the production sites, growing areas, packing houses etc.
  • All suppliers are familiar with online meetings and have prepared for web conferences.
  • The b2b event is implemented via the established and user-friendly matchmaking software B2Match. 

Get comprehensive information about our exporters, network directly with the suppliers you are interested in and arrange your individual meetings - adapted to your schedule. The IPD team will support you in your search for the right business partner.

Register for the online B2B meetings via the B2Match platform here.

For questions and more information in advance please contact:

Maria Schotten

Virtual trade fair // 18.01. - 22.01.2021
 
Virtual trade fair // 18.01. - 22.01.2021

IGW Professional 2021 - IPD adds matchmaking event

The International Green Week - IGW Professional 2021 - will take place from 20 to 21 January 2021 exclusively as a virtual trade fair. The organizers are moving exchange, discussion and knowledge transfer around the topics of agriculture and food industry to a virtual platform

IPD now complements the digital range of IGW with a virtual matchmaking event in order to presentselected exporters from the African partner countries again this year. Under the motto "Made in Africa - Marketplace for Foods", from 18 - 22 January IPD presents together with the Afrika Verein e.V. selected producers from 7 African countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Benin, Côte D'Ivoire, Ghana, South Africa and Tunisia.
German and European importers can get in touch with the companies in individual online meetings and find out about the wide range of products on offer, from fresh fruit and vegetables to herbs, spices, beans, oils, nuts and dried fruit.

All companies have been carefully selected for the event and are prepared for export to Europe and familiar with online meetings.  

In addition, IPD and Afrika-Verein are organizing a virtual forum from 20-21 January with lectures, presentations and discussions on current topics such as EU-Africa policy, opportunities for development partnerships and corporate social responsibility.

Use the IPD virtual B2B event for your sourcing and network directly with selected suppliers from Africa.

Get more information here.

For questions in advance please contact:

Laura Schiefer

www.greunewoche.de

Virtual trade fair // 17. - 19.02.2021
 
Virtual trade fair // 17. - 19.02.2021

Biofach 2021 eSpecial

Biofach 2021 - the world's leading trade fair for organic food - will take place from 17 - 19 February 2021 completely digital. With this decision, the organizer, NürnbergMesse, is responding to the altered circumstances of the dynamically evolving pandemic and at the same time, it provides importers and exporters with planning security in good time.

The Biofach eSpecial includes a virtual offer, which provides company and product presentations as well as innovative networking formats. An integral part of the eSpecial are sophisticated matchmaking functions.
IPD also makes use of this virtual offer and will present carefully selected producers from Ethiopia, Indonesia, Ghana, Ecuador, Egypt and Sri Lanka at the Biofach eSpecial.
Our suppliers offer a diverse organic range. You will find e.g. herbs, spices and teas, pastes, essential and cold-pressed oils, cane and coconut blossom sugar as well as fruit and vegetable specialties from the new markets.

All companies were visited and tested by the IPD even before the pandemic. We take into account criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as the fulfillment of international standards and certifications.

Take advantage of the Biofach eSpecial and make online contact with reliable exporters from our partner countries. 

Details of companies and their product range will be available from December.

For questions in advance and further information please contact us:

Maria Paula Gomez

www.biofach.de

 
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!

News

 
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.

 
Bonn // 05.11.2020

GIZ and IPD: Joint export promotion in Cambodia

Import Promotion Desk (IPD) works closely with Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Entwicklung (GIZ) in many developing countries and emerging nations.
With its expertise, the initiative supports in preparing exporters for the EU market and pro-vides them with direct contacts to European importers. In a current GIZ project in Cambodia, IPD is organizing the so-called “last mile”. The aim of the project is to increase the value creation potential of Cambodian producers and to establish long-term export relationships with European importers.

 
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.

 
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.

Success Stories

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

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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