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Photo credit © Jean Claude Bosmel / Tahiti Heritage


Founded in 1958 by Mr. Jacques Liao, ESSOR IMPORT has grown over the years to become one of the largest importer and distributor of dry, chilled and frozen products in French Polynesia.

With nearly 60 years of experience in the Polynesian market, ESSOR IMPORT serves and accompanies retail and foodservice companies and provides them with quality products and services throughout the year. We testify to our expertise through three growth drivers:


Every day we work to improve our market knowledge in order to offer our customers the most adequate products at the right price. We negociate with suppliers around the world to obtain the best offers available on the market and maintain relationships of mutual trust with our partners.

As of today, we are very proud to have introduced and to represent brands that dominate their respective markets and that are consumption benchmarks for the Polynesian population. Many local companies, SMEs and multinationals around the world trust us in representing their products and brands in French Polynesia.


Founding pillar of the company, our delivery service works at tight flow throughout the year to provide on time all our customers as much in Tahiti as in the other islands of French Polynesia. Thousands of cartons are delivered every day by our dynamic, serious and professional team.

Our high-performance, state-of-the-art management software enables us to respond to the ever-growing demand and to constantly monitor order status, inventory levels and efficient delivery of goods to our customers. Our delivery truck fleet is equipped with cooling systems that allow us to handle dry, chilled and frozen products.



At ESSOR IMPORT we value customer experience. That’s why we pay great attention that our sales team meet in person with our customers on a daily or weekly basis. This allows us to respond on the spot and with precision to our customers’needs.

Our marketing team is in charge of representing our partners brands in market and develop tools to help achieve our objectives in term of sales. Thanks to our strong relationships with local media and our expertise of the digital world, we are able to offer our suppliers a wide variety of tools and marketing operations fitted to local market and to their brand strategy.