Ecuador has much to offer
EXPORT AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Hardly any other IPD partner country offers as wide a range of products for the European market as Ecuador. Its different climate zones offer ideal conditions for the cultivation of many products which potential trading partners in Europe need and want:
- Medicinal and aromatic plants - European consumers are increasingly demanding pure herbal medicines and cosmetics. There is also great export potential for dried fruits, herbs, spices, vegetable oil - obtained from Ecuador's diverse flora.
- Tropical fruits and fresh vegetables (especially organic produce) are also in high demand.
- Similarly, wood products from teak to bamboo (from verifiably legal sources) are requested on the European market.
- Colorful cut flowers - especially roses from the highlands of Ecuador are coveted by European customers.
- The beauty of Ecuador has also become common knowledge around the world. European travelers want tourism offers that are environmentally friendly and socially responsible. By offering sustainable and innovative products including nature, culture and adventure tours, Ecuadorian tourism companies can increase their presence in the European tourism market.
IPD is also represented at a local office in Ecuador. This makes it easier for you to establish contact and accelerates your leap into Europe. We will help support you in marketing your tourism or export products in Europe.
Our products from Ecuador
Customers – and therefore also wholesalers and retail florists – want roses with large heads, long stems and a transparent supply chain. And roses from Ecuador’s high-altitude areas fulfil those criteria as few other competitors can.
Community-based tourism in the Ecuadorian mountain cloud forest, hiking tours in the Andes, safaris in the Amazon jungle – Ecuador offers attractive destinations. As a tour operator in Ecuador, you can increase your presence in the European tourism market.
Bamboo and teak wood are ideal for manufacturing garden furniture, decking and panels and boards. Timber products from legal and sustainable sources are very popular in Europe.
We support you in successfully selling your products to Europe.
No matter if you are a tour operator in Ecuador or a producer of fresh produce, sustainable wood products, natural ingredients or cut flowers - we will be happy to inform you about your opportunities and possibilities.
IPD has been active in Ecuador since 2018 and supports enterprises from the product groups of natural ingredients, fresh produce, sustainable wood, cut flowers, and sustainable tourism in accessing the European market. The agricultural sector in Ecuador is of major significance. It is a very important source of income and provides food security. At the same time, farming also has great potential for combating poverty – both through job creation and generation of income. This is also true of tourism: as a work-intensive sector, it makes an important contribution to effective economic development.
IPD aims to work with small and medium-sized enterprises to harness the country’s natural potential, benefit from Europe as a profitable target market and find partners to establish sustainable business relationships.
Learn more about our work in our country report Ecuador.
With the support of IPD the young team of Tierra Orgánica has managed to successfully export organic fruits to the EU market. First business deals prove the potential of the products.