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)

Judith Emmerling (Berlin)

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

Maria Paula Gomez (Berlin)

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

Caroline Moraza (Bonn)

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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 // 14. - 25.06.2021
 
Virtual B2B Event // 14. - 25.06.2021

IPD Virtual B2B Event Retail Sector

Discover new and innovative products.
Make new contacts with exporters, quickly and easily from your desk. 

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Corona crisis, this year's PLMA has also had to be postponed. Therefore, IPD offers a virtual B2B event so that you can already continue your sourcing. 

From 14-25 June 2021, we cordially invite you to participate in our IPD Virtual B2B Event Retail Sector. Here we will put you in direct contact online with selected exporters from the partner countries e.g. Ecuador, Indonesia and Tunisia, Colombia, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia. Our reliable suppliers bring new, exotic products to the market.

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

A detailed overview of the companies and all products will be available here from May.

Are you interested in new suppliers and products? We will be happy to arrange appointments for you - individually selected and tailored to your requirements.

Get in touch with us!

Laura Schiefer

 
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!

Virtual trade fair // 06.07. - 09.07.2021
 
Virtual trade fair // 06.07. - 09.07.2021

Expo Virtual Alemania Latinoamérica

Establish new contacts - virtually and interactively

The AHK Network Latin America in cooperation with our partner, BGA, the DIHK and the Latin America Association organizes the virtual cross-industry trade fair between Germany and Latin America.
From 06 - 09 July 2021 more than 300 German and Latin American exhibitors will present their products and services online. About 200,000 visitors are expected.

The IPD will also be represented with a virtual exhibition stand and will provide information about its services for European importers. In addition, reliable IPD companies from various sectors will present their products. Information will follow shortly.

Use this virtual trade fair to network and exchange information with companies from Latin America and to establish trade relations.

Further information on the trade fair can be found at: https://expoalemania.com

News

 
Bonn // 28.01.2021

IPD supports organic producers at Biofach eSPECIAL

Bonn/Berlin, 28/01/2020 - Nearly 40 producers from developing and emerging countries will be presented to European trade visitors by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at this year's Biofach. This year, the world's leading trade fair for organic food will take place in virtual form from February 17 to 19. For the seventh time, IPD together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), leading provider of in-ternational cooperation services, will present the wide range of organic products from developing and emerging countries under the motto "Organic Sourcing for Develop-ment". The Import Promotion Initiative’s free matchmaking services are open to all Euro-pean importers: IPD brings together traders from Europe with producers from developing and emerging countries.

 

 
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.

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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