Nepal

Favoured in Europe: Your natural ingredients

European consumers are becoming increasingly aware of healthy eating and sustainable foods. A growing number of people set great store by the purity and naturalness of the products they buy: for them provenance from an intact natural environment and the lack of artificial ingredients play an important role.

Sought-after in Europe: Pure products from an intact natural environment

For this reason, European food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industries are constantly on the lookout for new sources. As a high-altitude country where natural products are cultivated under very pure conditions and frequently wild-harvested, Nepal is an obvious choice as an export partner for Europe. A wide range of sought-after natural and pure ingredients used in the manufacture of premium foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals originate from the heights of the Himalayas. Products particularly in demand on the German market at the moment include teas, medicinal and aromatic plants, essential oils and spices.

In demand on Europe`s travel market: Sustainable tourism offers

Nepal offers unique destinations like the ice-covered eight-thousander-metre peaks of the Himalayas, the national parks Chitwan and Sagarmatha or the imperial cities in the valley of Kathmandu. Travelers from Europe want to discover these natural paradises and sacred places without endangering them. They want sustainable and individual tourism offers, such as trekking tours or cultural adventure trips. European tour operators are therefore looking for local partner companies in Nepal that offer such innovative tourism products and give attention to sustainable development goals.

We will help bring your products to Europe

The IPD provides Nepalese exporters with contacts to interested buyers in Europe. Tour operators in Nepal receive support in marketing their tourism products on the EU travel market.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM NEPAL:

  • Natural ingredients for foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, including essential oils and spices (some with organic status), tea, medicinal and aromatic plants, e.g. Szechuan pepper, ginger, jatamansi.
  • Sustainable tourism offers: Culture and adventure travel like trekking tours in the Himalayas, wildlife and jungle adventure trips, cultural and study tours to the imperial cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan, hiking trips with excursions to sacred sites or meditation and yoga trips etc.

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Events

Trade fair in Cologne/Germany // 05.10. - 09.10.2019
 
Trade fair in Cologne/Germany // 05.10. - 09.10.2019

Anuga 2019

Tap into the European market and make contacts.

Anuga – the world’s leading trade fair for the food and beverage industry.
This trade fair is the platform with around 7,400 exhibitors from more than 100 countries. It brings together over 165,000 trade visitors from 198 countries.

On Anuga, exporters get the opportunity to present their products so comprehensively in such a short period of time, win new clients and sales partners and get to know the latest European trends.

IPD will present promising suppliers from selected partner countries. From dried herbs over frozen fruit and vegetables to oils and teas – the exporters bring an extensive top-quality product range to Europe.

All exporters presented are carefully prepared by the IPD. Thus ensuring they are equipped with the required certificates for the European market and are familiar with the demands of the European trade sector. Immediately before and during the fair the IPD will offer practical support for the exhibition, including e.g. compilation of current market information, guidance on stand decoration, sales training for successful communication with potential customers.

Through targeted matchmaking, the IPD will network these exporters with the right importers in the EU, arranging initial contacts before the fair, organizing and accompanying b2b meetings during the exhibition and supporting the follow-up after the fair is over.

Are you an exporter based in one of our partner countries? And would you like to present your products at international exhibitions in Europe?

To enter the selection process, please contact us.

Tabea Mack

www.anuga.com

 
Trainings in Europe

Sales training at trade fairs

Achieve new contacts to potential buyers in the EU.
Make your sales talks effective and successful.
Generate sustainable profits.

These are the goals of face-to-face contact at an international trade fairs.
But how to negotiate with potential European buyers and tour operators? How to present your products and services attractively in a short time during a meeting? How to master difficult dialogues? What are the business practices in Europe concerning communication, understanding of time, social manners and negotiation strategies?

In order to be well prepared for those issues, the IPD organizes sales trainings for exporters and tour operators participating in the IPD programme.
Those specialized trainings provide companies from our partner countries with the skills, concepts and methods which will help to influence the decisions of the counterparts and enhance the prospects of the trade fair participation.

The IPD experts will equip you with different tools and techniques to present your products and services to European buyers in a way that they will be familiar with – so that intercultural differences will not have a negative influence on your business talks. 

During the trade fair, you can put your newly acquired skills into practice. For this, IPD experts accompany pre-arranged meetings with potential business partners and give direct feedback. With this preparation, business with European buyers run smoothly and without any trouble.

Do you operate in one of the five sectors in our partner countries? And would you like to participate in the IPD programme? To enter the selection process, please contact us.

Contact

Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019
 
Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019

Food Ingredients Europe 2019

Establishing contacts
Fi Europe & NI - the leading global event for supplements, nutraceuticals and functional food & beverages solutions – attracts a worldwide audience across the full spectrum of industry stakeholders responsible for the specification and development of new nutritional applications.

On the FiE 2019, the IPD will again support well-prepared export companies from selected partner countries at this international trade fair. They get the opportunity to exhibit their diverse range of products to the European market, win new clients and get to know the latest European trends.

All exporters presented are carefully prepared by the IPD. Thus ensuring they are equipped with the required certificates for the European market and are familiar with the demands of the European trade sector.

Immediately before and during the fair the IPD will offer practical support for the exhibition, including e.g. compilation of current market information, guidance on stand decoration, sales training for successful communication with potential customers.

Through targeted matchmaking, the IPD will network these exporters with the right importers in the EU, arranging initial contacts before the fair, organizing and accompanying b2b meetings during the exhibition and supporting the follow-up after the fair is over.

Are you an exporter based in one of our partner countries? And would you like to present your products at international exhibitions in Europe? To enter the selection process, please contact us.

Kathrin Seelige

www.figlobal.com

Product Fact Sheets

 
Product Fact Sheet

Asphaltum / Shilajit / Stone Oil

More and more European consumers are interested in non-Western health solutions. Those of an Ayurvedic tradition are often used in conjunction with wider lifestyle choices, encompassing nutrition, exercise and meditation, but products such as shilajit are also used in food supplements outside of this tradition. Cosmetics with shilajit are also marketed in Germany. The German market is less developed than the UK and especially Eastern European markets but does offer opportunities. German market entry can also take place through manufacturers in these other markets.

Product Fact Sheet
 
Product Fact Sheet

Essential Oils from Nepal

Increasing competition for essential oils from emerging markets stimulates German importers to search for new sources. They consider Nepal as a potential new source. However, the relatively small scale of Nepalese essential oils production and high prices for some products make it more difficult for Nepalese exporters to enter the European market. Niche markets offer the best opportunities for most Nepalese suppliers.

 
Product Fact Sheet

Cinnamon in Europe (provided by CBI)

The European market currently provides excellent opportunities for trading in cinnamon, due to continued rises in import levels and favourable prices. Europe is mainly a cassia market but opportunities for Ceylon cinnamon may also be found in specific niches. The United Kingdom, Italy and Belgium import a much larger share of Ceylon cinnamon than the European average. There are also good prospects for sustainable suppliers and those supplying processed cinnamon.

Read full document on CBI.eu

 
Product Fact Sheet

Dried Chillies in Europe (provided by CBI)

The growing popularity of spicy food has resulted in an increasing demand for dried chillies in Europe. Spain is the most important trader and processor of dried chillies in Europe. The country mainly imports whole chillies and supplies processed chilli products to other European markets. Other interesting markets are Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Read full document on CBI.eu

 
Product Fact Sheet

Dried Ginger in Europe (provided by CBI)

Europe is an interesting market for exporters of dried ginger. The demand is expected to grow in the coming years and prices are rising. China is the main supplier of both whole and ground ginger to Europe, and it is your main competitor on the European market.

Read full document on CBI.eu

Success Stories

 
Success Story

Medicinal and aromatic plants from the Himalaya

CO-OPERATION PROJECT BETWEEN GIZ AND IPD ENCOURAGES THE EXPANSION OF NEPALESE EXPORTS

Trade in medicinal and aromatic plants is an important source of income for the Nepalese population and makes an important contribution to the national economy. In Nepal the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are working together to support enterprises with the marketing of these highly sought-after plants. One company to benefit from this co-operation is the exporter Satya International.

 
Success Story

GIZ and IPD collaboration in Nepal bearing fruit

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EXPORT PROMOTION

Within the framework of the “Nepal Trade Integration Strategy” GIZ and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are supporting a model project promoting the export of medicinal and aromatic plants. The project shows how specific sectoral support can help establish efficient value creation chains and enable Nepalese firms direct access to the German trade market. The half-time evaluation of the export promotion programme in Nepal showed that in 2016 alone Nepalese producers exported to the EU medicinal plant products worth 1.2 million Euros.

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