Import Promotion Desk (IPD)

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Building Strong Network Partners Worldwide

Successful Exporting to Germany and Europe

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is the platform of the Federal Republic of Germany for the promotion of imports.

The IPD connects German importers with small and medium-sized international trade players from selected developing countries and emerging nations.

Our goal is the sustainable and well-structured import promotion of specific products from selected partner countries under compliance with high quality, social, and environmental standards. The IPD consolidates the interests of German importers with those of exporters in the emerging growth markets of the partner countries in a targeted manner.

The IPD facilitates access to the German and European market for suppliers from selected developing countries and emerging nations. This enables the partner countries to enhance their economic structures and fosters development cooperation.

The IPD brings exporters from the partner countries together with German importers. To do so, the IPD operates on demand and offers a customised service portfolio suited to the individual requirements of exporters and German importers. It also provides German buyers with sourcing assistance and gives them access to new, profitable supply chains in the partner countries.

Sustainable trading relationships with reliable suppliers from the partner countries, allow German importers to optimise their purchasing structures, as well as increase their product quality and diversity.

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Business and Marketing Services

Mrs. Karin El Shafei
Head of Business and Marketing Services (BMS)
(+202) 3333-8452
karinelshafei [at]