Ecuador

Premium natural products, experiencing nature sustainably

WHAT EUROPE WANTS: TROPICAL FRUITS, MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS

There is a growing market for high-quality agricultural products in Europe. The trend towards a healthy and vegetarian diet is leading to an increasing demand for fresh fruit and vegetables from organic farming. This trend also continues in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical sector. Many of the European consumers prefer purely herbal medicines and cosmetics with natural ingredients. On the EU market, the current demand trends give Ecuador the opportunity to intensify its export trade with Europe. Numerous products from Ecuador have great export po-tential. These include in particular exotic fruits, dried fruits, herbs, spices and vegetable oils.

FAVOURED IN EUROPE: YOUR TIMBER PRODUCTS FROM LEGAL & SUSTAINABLE SOURCES

Bamboo and teak wood are ideal for manufacturing garden furniture, decking and panels and boards. However, the import of timber into the EU is strictly regulated. The EU Timber Trade Regulation (EUTR) requires importers to ensure that the timber products they place on the EU market come from legal sources. Moreover, sustainability and related certifications such as FSC are becoming more and more important for consumers. 

IN DEMAND IN EUROPE: YOUR PREMIUM ROSES

Customers – and therefore also wholesalers and retail florists – want roses with large heads, long stems and a transparent supply chain. And roses from Ecuadros’s high-altitude areas fulfil those criteria as few other competitors can.

EUROPE´S DESIRE TO TRAVEL: YOUR SUSTAINBALE TOURISM OFFERS

Hiking tours in the Andes, safaris in the Amazon jungle or expeditions to the Galapagos Is-lands – Ecuador offers attractive destinations. Many travelers from Europe would like to see tourist attractions that are attuned to the nature and culture of the host country. They want travel that is environmentally friendly and socially sustainable. Tour operators in Europe are therefore looking for tourism offers that take sustainability aspects into account. With sustaina-ble and innovative offers such as cultural and adventure tours, Ecuadorian tour operators can increase their presence on the European tourism market.  

WE WILL HELP BRING YOUR PRODUCTS TO EUROPE

IPD arranges contact between Ecuadorian exporters and interested importers in Europe. We support tour operators from Ecuador in promoting their sustainable tourism offers and link them with European tour operators.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM ECUADOR:

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables: Exotic fruits (e.g. pineapple, granadilla, pitahaya (dragon fruit), maracuja, malanga, passion fruit, physalis, tamarillo), vegetables (broccoli, artichokes, fresh chili etc.), pulses such as beans, lentils, chickpea and fresh herbs like basil, coriander etc.
  • Technical wood: Bamboo, plantation teak
  • Cut flowers: Roses, hydrangeas, callas, carnations etc.

  • Sustainable tourism offers: Cultural and adventure travel, e.g. cultural experience trips in the Ecuadorean cloud forest, living amongst the indigenous population, or language trips with accommodation in the historic centre of Cuenca, individual travel offers to the natural landscapes in the Amazon region etc.

Get in touch with us. We connect you to the right importers.

Contact us.

BULLETIN BOARD "ECUADOR"

Events

Virtual B2B Event // 10. - 28.05.2021
 
Virtual B2B Event // 10. - 28.05.2021

IPD Virtual B2B Event "Fresh Produce"

Fresh herbs, high-quality fruit and vegetables from new markets
Make contacts with reliable producers in individual online meetings

Due to the cancellation of the Fruit Logistica Special Edition, IPD decided at short notice to present the range of fresh fruits and vegetables from IPD partner countries in individual video meetings.

More than 30 companies from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Ghana, Colombia, Morocco, Peru and Ukraine are participating. They will present a wide range of fruits and vegetables.

You will find, for example, mangoes, papayas and pineapples from producers in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Or grapes, oranges, lemons, strawberries and fresh herbs, spinach, peppers and garlic offered by suppliers from Egypt and Ethiopia.
The range of subtropical and tropical fruits is enriched by exhibitors from Ecuador, Colombia and Peru, such as passion fruit, pitahayas, bananas, physalis as well as avocados. In addition, companies from Peru offer sweet potato as well as fresh ginger and turmeric in organic quality. Producers from Ukraine . present sweet potatoes, Hokkaido pumpkin, plums, peaches or blueberries

All exporters are carefully screened. We take into account criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity, as well as compliance with international standards and certifications.

Are you an exporter based in one of our partner countries? And would you like to present your products at international exhibitions in Europe? To enter the selection process, please contact us:

Daniel Oppermann

Trade fair in Vijfhuizen // 03.11. - 05.11.2021
 
Trade fair in Vijfhuizen // 03.11. - 05.11.2021

International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) - new date!

Establishing contacts

Due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF Expo) - the trade fair for cut flowers and pot plants has been postponed. The new date is now 03. - 05.11.2021.

The IPD plans to be represented with an own booth at the fair to present selected cut flower exporters from Ecuador and Colombia. Their rich offer includes roses, gypsophila or chrysanthemums, cut foliage and rarities like matthiola.

All exporters presented are carefully prepared by IPD. Thus ensuring they are equipped with the required certificates for the European market and are familiar with the demands of the European trade sector.
Immediately before and during the fair the IPD will offer practical support for the exhibition, including e.g. compilation of current market information, guidance on stand decoration, sales training for successful communication with potential customers.

Through targeted matchmaking, IPD will network these exporters with the right importers in the EU, arranging initial contacts before the fair, organizing and accompanying b2b meetings during the exhibition and supporting the follow-up after the fair is over.

Are you an exporter based in one of our partner countries? And would you like to present your products at international exhibitions in Europe?

To enter the selection process, please contact us.

Andreas Gemählich

www.hppexhibitions.com/iftf

 
Trainings in Europe

Sales training at trade fairs

Achieve new contacts to potential buyers in the EU.
Make your sales talks effective and successful.
Generate sustainable profits.


These are the goals of face-to-face contact at an international trade fairs.
But how to negotiate with potential European buyers and tour operators? How to present your products and services attractively in a short time during a meeting? How to master difficult dialogues? What are the business practices in Europe concerning communication, understanding of time, social manners and negotiation strategies?

In order to be well prepared for those issues, the IPD organizes sales trainings for exporters and tour operators participating in the IPD programme.
Those specialized trainings provide companies from our partner countries with the skills, concepts and methods which will help to influence the decisions of the counterparts and enhance the prospects of the trade fair participation.

The IPD experts will equip you with different tools and techniques to present your products and services to European buyers in a way that they will be familiar with – so that intercultural differences will not have a negative influence on your business talks. 

During the trade fair, you can put your newly acquired skills into practice. For this, IPD experts accompany pre-arranged meetings with potential business partners and give direct feedback. With this preparation, business with European buyers run smoothly and without any trouble.

Do you operate in one of the five sectors in our partner countries? And would you like to participate in the IPD programme? To enter the selection process, please contact us.

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News

 
Bonn/Berlin // 14.04.2021

IPD presents Africa's fruit and vegetable diversity

Exporters from Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Morocco as well as from four other IPD partner countries show their high-quality product range at the virtual B2B event "Fresh Produce".
Bonn/Berlin, April 14, 2021 - Mangoes, grapes, citrus fruits, pomegranates as well as sweet potatoes, fresh herbs and sugar snap peas are part of Africa's fruit and vegetable diversity that exporters will present at the Import Promotion Desk’s (IPD) virtual B2B meetings. The offerings from Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Morocco will be a focus of the Virtual B2B Event "Fresh Produce," which runs May 10-28. In addition, the import promotion initiative will present other companies from the IPD partner countries Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Ukraine. Following the cancellation of the Fruit Logistica Special Edition, the IPD has decided at short notice to present the range of fresh fruit and vegetables from IPD partner countries in individual video meetings.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 14.04.2021

interzum 2021: Wide range of wood products from sustainable forestry

IPD present plantation teak, Guadua bamboo and classic wood-based materials from IPD partner countries
Bonn/Berlin, April 14, 2021 - The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be presenting a wide range of wood products from sustainable forestry at interzum, which this year will be held virtually from May 4 to 7. The import promotion initiative will accompany producers of plantation-grown teak and Guadua bamboo from Ecuador and Colombia, as well as Ukrainian exporters of high-quality table tops made from reclaimed oak and moulded beech wood components to this year's leading international trade fair for furniture manufacturing and interior design. "The IPD's aim is to present a diverse range of high-quality wood products and, above all, special timber species to the timber trade in Europe," says Frank Maul, expert for sourcing and markets at the IPD. "In this context, the legal and sustainable origin of the woods is a basic requirement of our commitment."

 
Bonn/Berlin // 17.02.2021

IPD presents sustainable travel offers at virtual ITB Berlin NOW!

Free services: IPD brings European tour operators together with reliable partners from developing and emerging countries

Bonn/Berlin, 17.02.2021 - At this year's ITB, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will present its entire tourism offer with 25 travel providers from Ecuador, Nepal and Tunisia for the first time. The travel offers are individual, distinct from mass tourism and particularly consider sustainability criteria. The import promotion initiative, a project of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has carefully selected the tourism companies and is now supporting them on their way to the European market. This year, the IPD's tourism offer is set to grow further, with the inclusion of Uzbekistan as a new partner country.

 

Success stories

 
Success Story

Preparing for a new start in tourism

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is supporting the Ministry of Tourism in Ecuador (MINTUR) as it prepares to
relaunch tourism in the country. In conjunction with the consulting firm Hotel Resilient, which specialises in risk and
crisis management, the health and hygiene concepts for the tourism sector have been adapted to internationally
valid standards and a concept for hygiene and safety training has been developed. In the first three months, more than
400 Ecuadorian tourism professionals have already been trained; an e-learning program has also been launched.

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