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.



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:


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’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.


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.


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.

North Macedonia

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


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.


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


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.


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’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.