In fact, a large number of German students write their lessons and their future on Colombian paper. Additionally, the powerful supermarket chain Real (278 stores) has included the Calima White Paper and Calima Natural Paper products—made by the Colombian company Carvajal Pulpa y Papel S.A.—in its catalog, through colonia2go GmbH and with the support of ProColombia, the Colombian government agency responsible for promoting investment, exports, tourism, and the country brand.
One of this product’s highlights is that Calima Natural Paper is produced without bleaching agents or colorants, meaning it conserves natural resources, including water and energy.
The company’s 2019 projection for Europe is to sell 500 tons of photocopy paper with the Calima brand, as well as directly sell paper from Carvajal Pulpa y Papel, equivalent to €650,000. Sales are expected to increase threefold next year.
There is an increasingly closer trade relationship between the two countries.
Non-mining and non-energy exports to Germany in 2018 amounted to US $392.1 million, 7% more than in 2017. This category of exports to Germany between January and July 2019 amounted to US $176,000, an increase of 30%. In 2018, 256 Colombian companies exported non-mining and non-energy products to Germany. Regarding the paper and cardboard sector, Colombia exported US $131.5 million between January and August this year, an increase of 3.1%. This sector’s main export destinations during this period were: Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, United States, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Brazil, and El Salvador.