Cocoa from Central America at Chocoa 2020
Find your new cocoa and derivatives suppliers from Central America at Chocoa 2020, the leading European trade fair for the cocoa and chocolate sector.
Meet quality suppliers from Central America
At Chocoa 2020, the Connecting Central America initiative will present eight carefully selected companies and cooperatives from Central America. Each of these exhibitors has received individual coaching from a CBI sector expert. They offer a diverse range of cocoa and derivative products.
Connecting you to quality cocoa suppliers
- At Chocoa, you will meet four cooperatives (from El Salvador, Guatemala and two from Nicaragua) and four private companies (from Costa Rica, El Salvador and two from Guatemala), who are focused on sustainability and social commitment.
- All exhibitors offer products such as fine and aroma cocoa, some with organic certification / BIOSUISSE, fair trade / FLOcert / Small Producer Symbol and UTZ / Rainforest Alliance. Some companies also process and offer derivatives such as nibs, liquor and couverture, including up to premium chocolate bars with openness to produce private label products.
- Due to the unique origins with very varied aromas and flavours, a history behind the product, and organic and fair trade certification, Central America is a source of high quality products. These countries offer numerous products that appeal to the European market as well, especially considering the Association Agreement that was signed between the EU and the Central American region in 2012. Among other things, this agreement has eliminated most import tariffs and has improved conditions for trade.
- Within its Connecting Central America initiative, CBI supports SMEs and cooperatives in becoming more competitive on the European market. The project is co-financed by the European Union and coordinated by SIECA.
Visit us at our stands to learn more about new business opportunities: A25-A31 in the Graanbeurszaal.