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Bring your products to Europe


Natural ingredients are highly demanded in Europe - not only for the food industry, but also in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors. Sri Lanka has lots to offer in this respect, especially in the important organic farming segment.

European companies attach great importance to international quality standards like HACCP, ISO-standards and GMP. Natural flavors and healthy ingredients are particularly popular in Europe, such as:

  • Coconut products such as virgin coconut oil, coconut blossom sugar, coconut butter or drinking coconut
  • Spices, such as cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, vanilla, nutmeg and many more.
  • Essential oils and extracts of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger or cloves, etc.

Sri Lanka is also an attractive destination for European tourists because of its enormous variety in a small area. By offering sustainable and innovative products including nature, wellness, culture and adventure tours, Sri Lankan tourism companies can increase their presence in the European tourism market.

IPD will help support you in marketing your tourism or export products in Europe.  


  • Direct contact to suitable importers and tour operators in Europe
  • Precise prepartion for the European market
  • Participation in European trade fairs, virtual b2b events, FAM trips, selling missions etc. 

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Our products from Sri Lanka
A selection of different spices is presented on spoons

Natural ingredients

Popular in Europe are products from an intact nature. Sri Lanka can offer this in abundance. The demand for natural ingredients for the food and cosmetics industry is particularly high.
We support you in bringing your products "directly" to Europe.

A man looks down on a mountain lake from above

Sustainable tourism

In Sri Lanka, IPD companies are showcasing tailor-made programmes for European tourists. These include unique offerings such as discovery tours for nature lovers and active vacationers through rainforests, steppes, highlands and stunning beaches. 

We support you in successfully selling your products to Europe.

If you offer products from Sri Lanka, then entering the European market could be profitable for you. We are happy to inform you about your opportunities and possibilities.

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Country report Sri Lanka

Harnessing organic potential

Sri Lanka offers a wide variety of organic farming products for export. Besides its well-known Ceylon tea, high-quality spices and coconut products, which are highly sought-after in the European market, are also grown here. The range of organic natural ingredients is constantly expanding, whilst the farming sector on the southern Asian island is an important driver of sustainable development and a creator of jobs, particularly in rural areas.

Learn more about our work in our country report on Sri Lanka. 


»The IPD programme gives us important impulses to improve our enterprise, our range of goods and the collaboration with our trading partners. Among other things, we have developed a rigorous CSR strategy which acts as our guide and a benchmark upon which to judge us.«

Nishantha Jayathilaka
Managing Director 
Worga Naturals

Success Story

Successful export promotion

The IPD works closely with Business Support Organisations (BSOs), i.e. national trade associations and export promotion organisations, in its partner countries. There has been a close exchange with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) since 2019. In 2021, IPD opened a regional office in Colombo to intensify the cooperation.
With success: together, important projects in the field of export promotion could be implemented. A good time to end the work of the IPD office in Sri Lanka and continue the work in the context of individual projects.

Read more about the BSO work IPD in Sri Lanka



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Your contact for Sri Lanka

Angie Martinez

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural Ingredients (Indonesia, Sri Lanka)

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Marius Thümmrich

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Sustainable tourism (Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan)

Natural ingredients (Uzbekistan)