Ukraine

WHAT EUROPE WANTS: NATURAL INGREDIENTS

In Europe demand is growing for the use of natural ingredients in food production. Nutritious and vitamin-rich snacks without artificial flavourings are particularly popular amongst health-conscious consumers. Ukrainian products such as dried and frozen berries, nuts and honey meet current demand trends on the European market. Wild herbs as natural flavours as well as high-quality grains for the production of cereals are also sought-after by European food producers.

POPULAR WITH EUROPEANS: FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

More and more European consumers prefer vegetarian or vegan food and are conscious of product sustainability when food shopping. They favour fruit and vegetables which are grown organically. Ukrainian farmers could increase their exports to Europe by creating more organic products. Demand for fresh organic-quality berries in particular has increased in recent years.

WE WILL HELP BRING YOUR PRODUCTS TO EUROPE

The Import Promotion Desk supports Ukrainian exporters in importing their sustainably grown products onto the European market. We put them in contact with interested importers in Germany and Europe.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM UKRAINE:

  • Natural ingredients for food: frozen & dried berries like blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, elderberries, walnuts, honey, dried wild herbs (in organic quality), birch juice from wild collection (in organic quality), raw and processed grain, e.g. spelt, buckwheat, sweet pea, rye.
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables: both conventional and organically grown, e.g.raspberries and blueberries (in organic quality), pears, apples, melons, garlic, pumkin etc.

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BULLETIN BOARD "UKRAINE"

Ukraine Special Programme

IPD is expanding its engagement in Ukraine. In addition to the companies in the IPD programme, IPD is currently supporting other Ukrainian producers as part of a special programme financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to connect export-ready companies to European buyers. If you are an Ukrainian exporter who wants to and is able to supply the EU market, we will connect you with European importers. Many buyers are interested in establishing trade relations even in these difficult times.

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Events

 
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 // 15.03.2022

Fruit Logistica 2022: Diversity from Africa

Tropical fruits, fresh herbs and a large selection of vegetables
The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) highlights the potential of trade partnerships with producers from Egypt, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Morocco

Bonn/Berlin, 15.03.2022 – The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) presents tropical fruits, fresh herbs and a large selection of vegetables – partly in organic quality – from its African partner countries at Fruit Logistica, which takes place in Berlin from 5th to 7th April. The producers from Egypt, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Morocco have been carefully selected by IPD experts and are certified according to international standards such as GLOBALG.A.P.

"As an import promotion initiative, we make sure that the companies in the IPD program meet the quality requirements of European buyers and can supply necessary trade volumes", says Dr Julia Bellinghausen, head of IPD. "Other good arguments for importing from Africa are its seasons, the associated strategically favourable harvest periods for fruit and vegetables, as well as short distances."

At this year's Fruit Logistica, IPD supports around 24 producers from developing and emerging countries – in addition to African exporters, also companies from Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

 
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 // 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.

Success stories

 
Success Story

Fresh fruit & vegetables from the Ukraine

UKRAINIAN FRUIT GROWERS IMPRESS WITH GOOD QUALITY AND SHORT DELIVERY ROUTES


The Ukrainian company Gadz provides high-quality fruit for the European market. Although it has only been in the IPD programme since 2020, Gadz has already convinced the British importer Fresh4U of the quality of its products and its value as a reliable supplier. This business relationship demonstrates the advantages of the Ukraine as a production location: besides geographic proximity, short transport routes and favourable farming conditions, the country also offers a wide range of fresh fruit & vegetables in high quality. IPD supports both exporters and importers to ensure that the collaboration is a success story for both sides.

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