Do you import or support imports from emerging markets?
6 sectors. 11 partner countries. 33 potential sources for importers.

With its services for Business Support Organizations (BSOs), the Swiss Import Promotion Programme fosters sustainable trade from its eleven partner countries to Switzerland, the EU, and worldwide.



We can connect you with our global network.

Access to Global Trade Helpdesk

SIPPO provides access to the Global Trade Helpdesk. This is a single platform which allows to track changes in demand, export potential, tariffs and regulatory requirements and which allows BSOs to provide evidence-based guidance to firms much faster.

Import Forum

The Import Forum is SIPPOs annual event for importers held in November to exchange on challenges and opportunities for trade in a global context.


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 in accordance with our 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.