We facilitate export services

About Sippo

We facilitate sustainable trade.

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is a well-established mandate of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) with the overall vision of sustainable and inclusive economic growth and integration of SIPPO partner countries into world trade, through its mission of supporting Business Support Organizations (so called BSOs - which includes public or private asociations, chambers of commerce, export promotion agencies, among others) to increase their export promotion capacity and service provision to export-ready companies. As of 2017, SIPPO is implemented by Swisscontact, in partnership with BHP Brugger and Partners and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation.

Through SIPPO’s network of international and national experts, the programme aims at supporting BSOs to increase their export promotion capacity and service provision to export-ready companies. The programme is a powerful tool in promoting sustainable trade in 11 countries and 6 sectors: Fish& Seafood, Processed Foods, Natural Ingredients, Technical Wood, Value-added Textiles and Sustainable Tourism.

SIPPO supports BSOs through tailor-made capacity building in two areas: 
1) Improving BSO Market entry activities 
through capacity building in market intelligence, trade fair participation, selling missions, buyer missions and study tours, and

2) Institutional Strengthening of Business Support Organizations (BSOs) 
through Strategic planning and positioning, Project Cycle Management and Knowledge sharing and learning.

BSOs are capacitated at their own speed and ownership is placed entirely in the hands of the service provider: BSOs who want to explore and improve access to new markets and opportunities for their export-ready companies to undertake these “last mile services” activities.

SIPPO thereby enhances BSO member companies’ performances in export and thus contributes to increased income and more and better jobs.

In Peru, the sustained economic growth of the last decade has helped increase the capacities to export value-added products, so that BSOs and their companies now have the possibility to offer high-quality products to the most important international buyers in Europe and beyond. Also, Peru´s country brand and Superfoods potential have positioned Peru as one of the top exporters with more potential to grow worldwide thus contributing to exports, labour and economic development. SIPPO is supporting the Peruvian BSOs to further increase their service provision for exporting companies to succeed in the international market.

SIPPO Code of Conduct

Our services

Business Support Organizations open the doors to world trade through their services to exporters.

We support BSOs to improve their services for exporting companies, and to strengthen their own institutional set-up, as well as connect them to an extensive network.

In our partner countries, we build the capacities of Business Support Organizations (BSOs), such as export promotion boards and sector-wide associations. We will support them so that they can provide high-quality services to their client companies and members in the areas of market intelligence, B2B matchmaking, and networking. In this way, we give assistance to embed export promotion within national structures of our partner countries.

SIPPO works with partners that are committed to the sustainable trade of goods and services, i.e. socially responsible and environmentally friendly, in accordance with our Code of Conduct.

SIPPO supports BSOs in numerous areas:


Learn to define your role in export promotion within your sector and country through a strategic and focused approach. 


Learn how to access, share and update knowledge and information to build your activities on the existing know-how and experience. Profit from our large network of contacts. We facilitate networking events and invite to conferences and workshops.


We help you assess, and provide tools for, your project and performance management.


Learn which markets to target and how to connect your companies with suppliers, through the organization of trade fair participations, selling and buyer missions, study tours, and combining them with on-site visits.

Our team - your contact

SIPPO Perú, a committed team for the success of your exports

Our team contributes actively to fostering processed food and technical wood exports based on their experience in management and commercial promotion in Peruvian and international organisations. Furthermore, our experts contribute to strengthening sustainable tourism, and promoting the sector with their knowledge and capabilities. This experience makes SIPPO Peru a trusted ally for boosting exports worldwide.   

Victor Sarabia

Country Representative

Manuel Puma

Export Promotion Manager


SIPPO supports BSOs through capacity building in three sectors: Processed Foods, Technical wood and Sustainable Tourism 

Processed Foods

Peru has a remarkable export capacity of agro-industrial processed food. The food industry in Peru has increased steadily in the last years, positioning the country in the international markets due to the high-quality offer of Superfoods with a high nutritional contribution. BSOs are reaching new markets and buyers, meeting the international standards, with high-quality levels, safety and traceability, as well as sustainability certifications.

Technical Wood

The legality of wood and respect for the environment is a key part of Peru´s development. The country has a high potential of tropical wood species that allows the development of added value products that cater to different needs, applications and uses of customers. This potential offers the possibility to develop strategies based on international demand considering the respect of communities and traceability of legal wood based on international trade-agreements.

Sustainable Tourism

The sustainable tourism sector is essential for the economic development of Peru. SIPPO is seeking to be a strategic partner of the sector in order to allow BSOs to reach out to international tour operators that look for the Peruvian cultural, environmental and social diversity. We facilitate the alignment of tourism institutions to reach high levels of performance in trade fairs and to develop strategies with a cross-sectoral approach to sustainability, focusing on creating economic growth and welfare, highlighting the tourist attractions of Peru at international level.

Partner BSOs



The National Chamber of Commerce, Production, Tourism and Services - PERUCAMARAS is a non-profit association, with national and international presence. It is the guild that brings together associations and chambers representing all sectors of economic activity. PERUCAMARAS's mission is to communicate the interests of its members, facilitate their connection to business opportunities, as well as provide specialized services and technical assistance within a concept of productive decentralization. All this oriented to boost the competitiveness of all the companies of the country, directing them towards an effective decentralization and national integration, in a globalized environment that generates an export culture.


ADEX was founded in 1973 with the purpose of representing and offering services to its associates: exporters and companies involved in services related to trade. It associates large, medium and small companies, with a total of approximately 1,000 members (out of a total of 6,000 exporters in Peru) representing 60% of the annual export value, its services have been designed to cover all aspects of foreign trade management within an exporting company.


Comisión de Promoción del Perú para la Exportación y el Turismo (PROMPERÚ), is a government agency connecting both, public and private initiatives. PROMPERÚ’s mission is to promote a competitive and diversified offer of products and services with the highest quality standards suitable for the international markets. PROMPERÚ carries out a wide range of activities related to trade and tourism promotion, focussing on those linked with the expansion of businesses in foreign markets, to generate job opportunities and to spread the image of Peru as an exporting country and an attractive tourist destination.




In collaboration with its partners, SIPPO organises appropriate events to successfully connect importers and exporters.

SIPPO contributes and transfers knowledge to the promotion organisations in the country to find commercial opportunities and increase exports.
SIPPO promotes study tours, business meetings (B2B) among the customers and suppliers considering traditional and virtual methods such as ecommerce and online meetings, participation in international trade fairs and workshops, always thinking in an efficient manner to gain impact and results in exports, and strengthening the capabilities and knowledge of the promotion organisations in Peru.

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