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August, 2020

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CBI Market Information Newsletter
Period: July 2020
Welcome to the CBI Market Information Newsletter. Please find below an overview of the latest market research published on our website in the sector(s) of your interest.
 
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Coronavirus
The outbreak of COVID-19 has had major consequences for the whole world. Entrepreneurs have been forced to close their doors, can no longer export their products or carry out their services. In these uncertain times, you can still turn to CBI for advice, the right contacts or someone to talk to.
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Palm oil & alternatives: Sustainable sourcing
Palm oil is often used in the food and cosmetic industries. Many users have concerns about its environmental impact. This is making many users switch to alternative vegetable oils. Imports of vegetable oils are increasing in Europe. This is providing opportunities for exporters in developing countries. But buyers will ask questions about sustainable sourcing. They want to know whether the oils are better for the environment.
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The growing importance of biodiversity for natural health ingredients
Natural ingredients are used more and more in health products. This presents an opening for exporters in developing countries. But there are also mandatory and extra biodiversity requirements. Exporters should learn about terms like CITES, CBD and ABS. This will help them become successful in dealing with biodiversity. They should also consider joining industry charterers and certification schemes.
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Super health ingredients from Africa becoming popular
Natural ingredients from Africa are being used more and more in natural health products in Europe. Many, like baobab, moringa and fonio are becoming popular because of their high nutrient content. But exporters in developing countries face many difficulties, such as regulations and distribution.
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Corona
The measures which are taken worldwide against the coronavirus have a large impact on international trade and the European market for many products and services. Note that most of our regular Market Intelligence reports – even those published in July 2020 - have been written before the outbreak of the virus in Europe. This means that the impact of the coronavirus on the European market and global supply chains has not been taken into account yet in all our regular market reports and forecasts.

Of course we do inform you about COVID-19! This spring, we published a series of news items on the impact of the coronavirus on the European market per sector. Starting from May, we added a new series of reports ‘How to respond to COVID-19’. All these studies are available on the coronavirus research page.
 
Natural Food Additives
What requirements must natural food additives comply with to be allowed on the European market?
6 July 2020
Across Europe, regulatory requirements for natural food additives are becoming more stringent. European buyers of natural food additives are increasingly demanding that suppliers meet their additional buyer requirements. Moreover, there is an increasing demand for natural ...
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Tips for finding buyers on the European natural food additives market
6 July 2020
The ‘finding buyers study’ provides key tips on how to increase your chances to find suitable buyers for your natural ingredients in the European food & drink market. Success depends on various factors, such as product quality, pricing, level of competition, the types of ingredients you supply ...
  
The European market potential for stevia
6 July 2020
Demand for stevia from the European food industry is growing. Stevia is used mainly as a sweetener in food and drink products, but it is also used in health products because of its beneficial properties. Growth is driven by rising awareness of stevia, as well as consumer demand ...
 
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The European market potential for coconut sugar
6 July 2020
There is an increasing demand for coconut sugar on the European food market. The nutritional benefits that coconut sugar offers are stimulating demand. Since it is considered a healthier alternative to sugar, European food and beverage companies are using it in their product formulations.    
Tips for finding buyers on the European natural food additives market
6 July 2020
The ‘finding buyers study’ provides key tips on how to increase your chances to find suitable buyers for your natural ingredients in the European food & drink market. Success depends on various factors, such as product quality, pricing, level of competition, the types of ingredients you supply ...

The European market potential for seaweed extracts
6 July 2020
There is an increasing demand for seaweed extracts on the European food market. Seaweed extracts have a wide range of applications in the food sector. Growth is driven by increasing consumer demand for high quality health products. It is expected that demand for seaweed ...
 
 
Natural Ingredients for Cosmetics
Entering the European market for palm oil alternatives
13 July 2020
To enter the European market for palm oil alternatives you must meet mandatory requirements set by the European Union. At the same time, also consider meeting the common additional requirements that European buyers and niche markets have, as this gives you an advantage in your ...
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Entering the European market for shea butter
13 July 2020
To enter the European market for shea butter you must meet the mandatory requirements set by the European Union. At the same time, also consider meeting common additional requirements that European buyers and niche markets have as they will give you an advantage in your journey to enter the European market.

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Entering the European market for essential oils
13 July 2020
To enter the European market for essential oils you must meet mandatory requirements set by the European Union. At the same time, also consider meeting common additional requirements that European buyers and niche markets have as this will help you enter the European market. The ...
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Entering the European market for liquorice extractes
14 July 2020
To enter the European market for liquorice extract, you must meet mandatory requirements set by the European Union. At the same time, also consider meeting common additional requirements that European buyers and niche markets have, as this will help you access the European market. ...
 
Natural Ingredients for Health Products
Entering the European market for baobab
14 July 2020
To enter the European market for baobab you must meet the mandatory requirements set by the European Union. At the same time, you should also consider meeting the additional requirements that European buyers and niche markets have, as they will help you enter the European market. The ...
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Entering the European market for essential oils
14 July 2020
To enter the European market for essential oils, you must meet the mandatory requirements set by the European Union. At the same time, also consider meeting the common additional requirements European buyers have as this will help you to enter the European market. The European ...

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Entering the European market for turmeric
14 July 2020
To enter the European market for turmeric you must meet the mandatory requirements set by the European Union (EU). At the same time, also consider meeting the common additional requirements that European buyers and niche markets have, as they will help you to enter the ...
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Entering the European market for edible seaweed
14 July 2020
To enter the European market for seaweed you must meet the mandatory requirements set by the European Union. At the same time, also consider meeting the common additional requirements that European buyers and niche markets have, as this will help you enter the European market. Seaweeds ...
 
 
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