Kicking off the CBI-IPD-MOI natural ingredients project in Indonesia

2019-05-24T16:19:02+00:00May 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

CBI (the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries) recently launched its new export development project in Indonesia. In this project CBI cooperates with the German Import Promotion Desk (IPD) and the Indonesian Ministry of Industry. Robbie Hogervorst joined IPD and CBI's mission to launch the project. 100 companies producing and exporting essential oils, botanical extracts and seaweed extracts participated in two national workshops. During these workshops the participants learned about opportunities on the EU market and requirements to reach this market. Moreover, they heard how the project could support them to enter Europe successfully with sustainable, traceable [...]

Biofach 2019 – Organic Africa Pavilion breaks records again

2019-04-16T09:33:42+00:00February 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

From 13-16 February, the 22 exhibitors at our largest Organic Africa Pavilion yet met with almost 1,100 business leads. The pavilion included exhibitors from Madagascar, South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia and Mozambique. Both Botswana and the Comoros made their debut at BioFach.  "The added value is huge. It's helping us as a platform to showcase our products to this incredible market, where people are coming from all around the world." - Serge Rajaobelina, Sahanala, exhibitor from Madagascar  The companies displayed natural ingredients for food, cosmetics and health including baobab, honey, fresh papaya, African vegetable oils, spices, medicinal plants, herbal [...]

Organic Africa Pavilion doubles in size: 24 exhibitors at stands 4-359 and 4-571

2019-01-23T15:03:43+00:00January 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Back to popular demand, our Organic Africa Pavilion at the BioFach trade fair is bigger than ever. On two Organic Africa Pavilions which total nearly 180m2, we will host 24 exhibitors from 10 countries. The steep increase in market access needs from African suppliers shows the continent's readiness for export.  From 13 - 16 February 2019,  these exhibitors will be ready to meet potential business partners. You can find them at stands 4-359 and 4-571. Stand 4-359 Companies from Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa and the Comoros, offering various herbs & spices, citrus peels, cocoa beans, fresh papaya, tiger nuts, and fruit juices and [...]

Nepalese and Tunisian essential and vegetable oils big hit at in-cosmetics

2018-06-25T11:35:48+00:00April 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At and around in-cosmetics, we’ve supported three companies from Nepal and Tunisia to meet potential buyers. These companies are part of the programmes of the Import Promotion Desk in these countries. They produce a wide range of organic essential and vegetable oils, such as jojoba oil, rosemary oil, and myrtle oil from Tunisia for Bio Orient, and lemongrass oil, palmarosa oil, wintergreen oil and chiuri butter from Nepal for Everest Aroma and Himalayan Biotrade.  At in-cosmetics the companies met both new and existing buyers for their products. Afterwards, we met with three essential and vegetable oil buyers in Germany: in [...]

Upcoming activities in Q2

2018-04-10T13:27:10+00:00March 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Amsterdam 17-19 April: introducing 21 exporters to the cosmetic market From 17-19 April you can find us at "in-cosmetics" in Amsterdam, the global trade fair for cosmetic ingredients. Visit CBI stand A30 to find business opportunities with 18 exporters from South Africa, Peru and Colombia. They will present a wide range of cosmetic ingredients, including luxurious oils, exquisite fragrances and innovative botanical extracts.  We will introduce three companies from Nepal and Tunisia to potential buyers during a selling mission, together with the Import Promotion Desk. These producers of organic essential and vegetable oils will visit the in-cosmetics trade fair. After the fair, [...]

Pakistan spices and guar gum at FI Global

2017-11-20T16:08:30+00:00November 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Are you going to Food Ingredients Global trade fair in Frankfurt from 28-30 November? Come by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) stand: 11.0C93. Here, two Pakistani companies from CBI’s Natural Ingredients programme will present their products to international buyers. Perfect Food Industries has been producing dehydrated vegetables since 1996. In Frankfurt, they will present various spice products, such as turmeric, red chillies and spice mixtures.   United Gums Industry produces and exports various guar gum products. At FI Global, they will present guar gum powder, splits and meal. Want to meet these companies? E-mail Bert-Jan Ottens to set up an appointment at [...]

Training Tunisian producers – How to access the European cosmetics market?

2017-09-22T11:26:52+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , |

On behalf of the German Import Promotion Desk (IPD), ProFound’s consultant Robbie Hogervorst provided a two-day training in Tunisia on the European cosmetics sector. During the first day, Robbie brought a group of business support organisations up to speed on European market dynamics and requirements for cosmetic products and ingredients. Based on these insights, the participants developed a storyline for Tunisian cosmetic products on the European market, and translated this into ideas and actions for future trade fair participations.      On the second day, more than 80 participants from the private sector learned about cosmetic market trends and market [...]

Dissemination seminar in Tunisia: Olive Oil and the German market

2016-11-01T16:28:02+00:00May 30th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Commissioned by the GIZ project Initiative pour la Promotion des Filières Agricoles (IPFA) in Tunisia, Gustavo Ferro landed in Tunis for the Olive Oil Day. He disseminated the main results  of a tailored study on the German market for olive oil and composed the panel of experts. The study was completed in 2015, in collaboration with CBI, IPD and Klaus Duerbeck Consulting. It is available online on the CBI website. The Olive Oil Day (25 May) was attended by more than 45 participants, mainly composed of olive oil companies. Gustavo Ferro and other sector experts, importers and institution representatives engaged in a discussion on the opportunities and [...]

Exporting ingredients and fresh foods to Germany

2016-11-01T16:28:03+00:00January 4th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Inspired by cooking shows and the importance of healthy living, German consumers are more conscious about their food intake. They increasingly look for health, food and cosmetic products with natural ingredients and are switching to fresh foods in their cooking. For the German Import Promotion Desk, we looked into the markets for fresh beans and pulses, fresh herbs, baby vegetables, gums and resins and olive oil. For these products, we identified opportunities for developing countries by determining (potential) sources of competition, buyer requirements and relevant trends in Germany. These studies will be available on the CBI website, under the sectors Fresh [...]

EXPRO Food Ingredients Asia

2016-10-11T12:48:43+00:00November 12th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

In the context of CBI's Food Ingredients Programme in Asia, ProFound supported companies from the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Pakistan during the EXPRO in France and Germany. The participants of the EXPRO focused on a wide range of food ingedients, including processed fruits, coconut oil, tea, coffee, cocoa, honey, spices and herbs, edible nuts and rice. Together with local experts, CBI experts Joost Pierrot and Jeroen Kruft, as well as trainer Julian Lawson Hill, ProFound consultants were responsible for guiding the companies through their market entry strategies. Gustavo Ferro focused on the companies handling processed fruits (incl. cashew nuts and coconut oil), while Kasper Kerver [...]