IPD Import Promotion Desk

Tap new markets, find reliable business partners

IPD provides German and European importers and tour operators with contacts to tested and reliable business partners. To do this, IPD continuously identifies suitable exporters and tour operators in selected developing and emerging countries. The aim is to integrate the partner countries into international trade and thus contribute to sustainable development in these countries.

Cost-free services for German and European companies

  • All-round support in opening up new markets and destinations– neutral, quality-conscious and free-of-charge
  • Mediation of direct contacts to tried-and-tested producers and reliable travel operators in the 16 IPD partner countries
  • Ongoing search for new business partners and products

All companies are visited and carefully screened by IPD experts. In doing so, IPD takes into account factors such as product quality, exportability, export capacity and compliance with international standards and certifications.  
IPD focuses on short and therefore transparent supply chains without intermediaries in order to meet the due diligence requirements of the Supply Chain Act (LkSG).

During trade fairs in Europe or virtual B2B events, IPD arranges direct contact with the carefully evaluated companies. Or IPD organises procurement trips or FAM trips to the partner countries so that buyers and tourism operators can find out about quality and conditions directly on site.

Strong partners

IPD was initiated in 2012 by the globally active development organisation sequa gGbH and the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA). IPD is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

IPD is currently active in 16 partner countries:

Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Kenia, Ghana, Indonesia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. 

IPD focusses on specific product groups:

  • Fresh produce
  • Natural ingredients for foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
  • Sustainable wood products
  • Cut flowers
  • Sustainable tourism

More informationen: www.importpromotiondesk.de

Iris von Rottenburg

Deputy communications spokesman

Am Weidendamm 1A
10117 Berlin