Import

Six sectors. Eleven partner countries. 33 potential sources for importers.

With its array of services, the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) fosters sustainable trade from its elven partner countries to Switzerland, the EU, and worldwide.

This results in countless opportunities for your products. What do you import? Let SIPPO facilitate your access to new suppliers and sources.

Examples include fish and seafood from Morocco, processed foods - such as tropical fruit juices - from Colombia, natural ingredients such as vegetable oils from Serbia, essential oils from South Africa, value-added textiles from Vietnam, and sustainable tourism in Albania.

It doesn’t end there. Take a look at the sectors in which we engage worldwide. And then contact us for further information.

Sectors

Services

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) links importers based in Switzerland, the EU/EFTA and around the world, with vetted suppliers from eleven partner countries. We cultivate close relations with a broad network of potential suppliers through export promotion boards.
SIPPO supports importers by offering the following services for efficient market access:

Capacity building

We make export promotion boards and sector associations ready for advanced export services. We assess and provide tools for your performance management.

Networking

Profit from our large network of contacts. We organize networking events and invite to conferences and workshops. Join the Import Promotion Forum in November.

Market Intelligence

Learn more about market potentials. We provide assessments, sector studies and product information. Get ready for new markets with our expertise.

B2B matchmaking

Get contacts to suppliers and buyers. Meet them at trade fairs. We facilitate B2B meetings, organize selling and buying missions, and combine them with on-site visits or study tours.

Countries

Our core competency is our network - eleven partner countries in six sectors. Working through export promotion boards, our SIPPO country offices engage in intensive relations and exchange with promising exporters in all eleven countries.

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme supports the import of sustainably extracted, processed or traded goods and services: Code of Conduct

We have offices in Peru, Colombia, South Africa, Tunesia, Morocco, Indonesia, Vietnam, Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, and Serbia.

Are you unable to find the country from which you would like to import high-quality products? We’d be happy to put you in touch with our partners:

  • Sippo Partner Countries
  • Centre for Import Promotion from Developing Countries CBI
  • Import Promotion Desk IPD

Albania

Albania’s positive economic transformation continues, bringing with it enormous opportunity and potential. There is still much to do for the country to be able to stand on its own two feet in the long run, and promoting three important export sectors will certainly help.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Close to important markets, with a well-trained workforce and steady production: Bosnia and Herzegovina offers good options to importers of natural ingredients, value-added textiles, or technical wood.

Colombia

Processed exotic fruit, vegetables and nuts; natural ingredients for oils and extracts, and much more. If you don’t import products from Colombia, you can still enjoy the country’s variety and rich contrasts as a responsible tourist.

Indonesia

The current government is working toward a business-friendly climate. Regulations and administrative hurdles to exports are being removed and Indonesia’s economy is becoming more competitive.

Macedonia

Niche markets and undiscovered potential in Macedonia: A travel destination and producer of natural ingredients and value-added textiles.

Morocco

Featuring a positive investment climate and situated only 14 kilometers from Europe, Morocco actively promotes key sectors such as fisheries, processed foods and value-added textiles.

Peru

Discover the potential of Peruvian products. We can identify excellent opportunities for processed foods and certified technical wood. And for sustainable tourism as well

Serbia

Short distances, efficient logistics and reliable products: Serbia is an option worth investigating for importers of natural ingredients, value-added textiles, or technical wood.

South Africa

South Africa offers a developed export sector for processed foods and natural ingredients. It is well worth it to diversify.

Tunisia

Ideally situated between Europe and Africa, Tunesia has what it takes to become an important exporter of fish, seafood, processed foods and natural ingredients.

Vietnam

Vietnam’s economy has been growing rapidly for years and Vietnamese products are now available in markets the world over. SIPPO supports importers of value-added textiles and technical wood.