SIPPO offers importers and exporters a platform for building business relations. Our network is your advantage.


Our services help importers connect with reliable suppliers. Exporters can access new markets and find future business partners through us.

We build the capacity of export promotion boards and sector-wide associations in six business sectors, in eleven developing and transitional countries.

Export promotion boards should be able to offer their client companies high-quality services and support in their efforts to export. This is how export promotion is embedded into national structures.

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme is a longstanding, proven initiative of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Within Switzerland’s international development programmes, developing and transitional countries are better integrated into the sustainable global market of goods and services. In this way, new jobs are created and income is generated.

Since April 2017, our mandate is being implemented under the direction of Swisscontact in partnership with BHP Brugger and Partners and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation.

Swisscontact is an independent international development foundation with close ties to the private sector. Working in 36 countries with over 1, 400 staff, Swisscontact has - since 1959 - been fostering economic, socially responsible and environmentally friendly development.

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