Sri Lanka

IN DEMAND AMONG EUROPEANS: YOUR NATURAL INGREDIENTS

The European food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries are constantly on the lookout for new sources of high-quality natural products. Sri Lanka offers a wide range of natural flavours and healthy ingredients from aromatic and medicinal plants which are very popular in Europe.

Sri Lanka is known for traditional spices such as cinnamon, pepper and cardamom, for which there is high demand in Europe. In the European food industry, dried exotic fruits as well as nuts and various coconut products are in great demand for the production of healthy snacks. European consumers attach great importance to organic quality.

Many European consumers also prefer purely herbal products in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors, so producers require large quantities of plant extracts and essential oils. For example, oils from cardamom, ginger, cloves or Malabar tamarind are well suited for the production of innovative wellness products.

WE WILL HELP YOU BRING YOUR PRODUCTS TO EUROPE

Having in mind the current demand trends in Europe, the Import Promotion Desk supports exporters from Sri Lanka in bringing their plant products to the European market. We connect you with interested importers in Europe.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM SRI LANKA:

  • Natural ingredients for foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals: Spices such as cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, curry leaves, vanilla, nutmeg, and mace etc. Essential oils and extracts (e.g. cinnamon, ginger, cloves, centella asiatica, garcinia cambogia), diverse coconut products such as virgin coconut oil, coconut blossom sugar, coconut butter, king coconut (Thembili) as well as nuts, dried fruit (e.g. pineapple, jackfruit) and tea.

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BULLETIN BOARD "SRI LANKA"

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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 // 28.06.2022

BIOFACH 2022: “Organic Sourcing for Development”

IPD and GIZ present great organic variety from 15 developing and emerging countries

Bonn/Berlin, 28.06.2022 - More than 170 products from over 60 companies from 15 countries - a huge variety of products are brought by Import Promotion Desk (IPD) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to this year's Biofach, which takes place from July 26 to 29 in Nuremberg. Under the motto "Organic Sourcing for Develop-ment", they will be showcasing the huge organic potential from developing and emerging countries at their joint stand. Many companies from the two IPD partner countries Sri Lanka and Indonesia come to Biofach. They will be presenting specialties that are in high demand, including special spices and essential oils, coconut products and processed tropical fruits. Another focal point is the range of products from Ukraine. In addition, companies from IPD partner countries - Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana and Tunisia - will bring their natural ingredients to Nuremberg. All producers have been carefully selected by IPD, are certified organic and can meet the high quality and quantity requirements of European buyers.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 10.11.2021

Survey among importers: Successful matchmaking through IPD

European importers appreciate the support of Import Promotion Desk (IPD) in finding suppliers and initiating business deals
Bonn/Berlin, 10.11.2021 – Sourcing, contact brokering, closing deals – Import Promotion Desk (IPD) successfully brings European importers together with producers from developing countries and emerging nations. This has been shown in a survey among importers who have worked with IPD: Almost three quarters of the respondents state that they have al-ready concluded a business deal with companies from the IPD programme. 60 percent of the importers surveyed have already included suppliers recommended by IPD with whom they have concluded a business deal in their buying portfolio. "Creating long-term trade re-lations with a sustainable effect for upcoming entrepreneurs in developing and emerging countries is the aim of IPD," says Dr Julia Bellinghausen, head of IPD.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 27.10.2021

FiE/HiE 2021: biological diversity of selected developing and emerging nation

The initiative for import promotion presents exceptional herbs, spices, essential oils and plant extracts from developing countries and emerging nations
Bonn/Berlin, 27.10.2021 – With a variety of products highlighting the biodiversity of selected developing and emerging nations, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be exhibiting this year at Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) co-located together with Health Ingredients Europe (HIE). Exceptional herbs, spices, essential oils and plant extracts will be presented by the 15 companies from the IPD programme at the 2-in-1 trade fair taking place in Frankfurt from the 30th of November to the 2nd of December and also virtually from the 22nd of November.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 14.09.2021

Anuga 2021: Variety of natural ingredients

Producers from ten developing countries and emerging nations show the wide range and high quality of processed fruit and vegetables

Bonn/Berlin, 14.09.2021 – A wide variety of processed fruits and vegetables – including freeze-dried bananas, guanabana puree, fruit powder, dried courgettes and peppers as well as jalapeño and chilli peppers – will be presented by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at this year's Anuga. Around 30 IPD companies from developing and emerging countries will be showing their range of natural ingredients at the world's leading trade fair for the food and beverage industry, taking place in Cologne from the 9th  to 13th of October.

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