Exporting spices and herbs to Europe

Europe offers interesting opportunities for companies that export spices and herbs. Europeans want a healthier lifestyle. But, European countries do not have a suitable climate to grow most spices and herbs. That is why they depend on imports from tropical and semi-tropical countries. Developing countries play an important role in this supply.

European importers are looking for high-quality, sustainably-produced spices and herbs. This creates opportunities for spices and herbs suppliers. But only if you follow the production and sustainability standards of Europe.

Read our market information and tips carefully. They can help you export spices and herbs to the European market.

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Export Value Chain Analysis
Overview of commissioned value chain analyses for the development of business cases

Fachverband der Gewürzindustrie
Statistical information about the German spice industry and information on industry guidelines

ITC Market Insider
News about the worldwide spice market, including information about prices

Spice Board India
A lot of information about the worldwide spices market, including up-to-date price information

Sustainable Spice Initiative (SSI)
News and other information about sustainability in the spice industry

The European Spice Association (ESA)
Information on legal and non-legal requirements and GAP-guidelines