What Europe demands: Lightweight wood products for diverse applications
The importance of timber as material for diverse applications has been growing steadily. For example, timber products are nowadays used in the automotive industry and in bridge constructions. It is their low weight paired with numerous sought-after qualities that makes them attractive. In addition, fast-growing species insure long-term availability.
In 2013, Indonesia was the first Asian country to sign a mutual agreement with the EU on legal wood (FLEGT-VPA). Due to this high level of legal certainty, Indonesia is an attractive partner for Europe’s wood-processing industry. Moreover, once the Indonesian SVLK system will be fully recognized by the EU and all timber exports to the EU FLEGT licensed, European importers will no longer have to run the time-consuming due diligence process required by the EUTR. This will be an important competitive advantage of Indonesian timber products and boost demand from European importers.
What Europe appreciates: Your natural and exotic ingredients
Healthy eating and the sustainability of food and other everyday products are becoming increasingly important to European consumers. The demand among European manufacturers for natural and special ingredients is huge, especially in the production of food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Indonesia’s agricultural sector offers a multitude of the natural ingredients so sought after in Europe, e.g. teas, nuts, spices, and extracts. And exotic rarities such as coconut flower sugar and seaweed-based products are of particular interest.
We will help bring your products to Europe
This is why the IPD selected Indonesia as one of its first partner countries. We provide Indonesian suppliers of wood and natural ingredients with contacts to suitable importers in Europe.