Business in Tunisia (Course, Master)

EENI Business School & HA University

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Tunisia. Tunis.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Tunisia (Maghreb)
  2. Doing Business in Tunis, Sfax and Sousse
  3. Tunisian Economy
  4. Tunisian Foreign Trade
    1. Tunisia's Multilateral agreements
    2. European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement
  5. Tunisian institutions
    1. Industry Promotion Agency
    2. Export and Investment High Council
    3. General Directorate of Customs
  6. Transport and Logistics in Tunisia
    1. Tunisian Ports
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Tunisia
  8. Tunisian industrial sector
    1. Agribusiness
    2. Electricity
    3. Textile
    4. Leather
  9. Case Study - Tunisian Companies:
    1. Mohamed Ali Harrath (Islam Channel)
    2. BENETTON Tunisia
    3. UNILEVER
    4. Danone and STIAL
    5. Tunisia Telecom
    6. Best Brands
    7. Confection Ideale du Sud CIS
  10. Access to the Tunisian Market
  11. Business Plan for Tunisia
  12. History of Tunisia
    1. Hichem Djaït (Tunisian Historian)

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Tunisia” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Tunisian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Tunisia
  3. To explore the Tunisian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Tunisian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Tunisian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Tunisian Market

The Subject “Doing Business in Tunisia” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Business, African Business, Global Trade
  2. Course: Business in the Maghreb
  3. Masters: Business in the Muslim Countries, International Business, Foreign Trade

Online Student Master in International Business

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Tunisie Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Túnez Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Tunisia

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Tunisia”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Oussama Bouazizi, Tunisia (Professor, EENI Business School) Oussama Bouazizi, EENI Business School & HA University Tunisian Professor

Samples of the Subject - Doing Business in Tunisia:
Logistics Course: Port of Tunisia





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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Tunisia.

The Republic of Tunisia is strategically located at the crossroads of the MENA region (North Africa and the Middle East) and the European Union (EU).

  1. Tunisian Capital: Tunis
  2. The largest Tunisian cities are Tunisia, Sfax, Sousse, Kairouan, Bizerte and Gabes
  3. Area of Tunisia: 163,610 square kilometres
  4. Tunisian Population: 11 million people
  5. Frontiers of Tunisia: Algeria and Libya
  6. Main languages: Arabic, French, and Berber
  7. Type of Government: Unitary Unicameral Parliamentary Republic
  8. Tunisian Currency: Tunisian Dinar (TND)
  9. Tunisian independence: March 1956 (from France)
  10. Abolition of Slavery in Tunisia: 1836

More information about Tunisia (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Oussama Bouaziz (Tunisia), Master and Doctorate in International Business, receiving the diploma
Diploma of Master, Doctorate in International Business

Religion in Tunisia:

  1. 98% of the Tunisian population follows Islam Sunni
  2. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Maliki school
  3. Islam is the official state religion in Tunisia

Tunisia belongs to the Maghrebian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation and the African Civilisation).

Tunisian Economy

Tunisia is the first world dates exporter. Top tourist destination in the Mediterranean.

  1. GDP: 47.13 billion dollars
    1. Agriculture: 11%
    2. Industry: 35.3%
    3. Services: 53.7%
  2. GDP per capita: 4.329 dollars
  3. Tunisian GDP growth: 2.81%
  4. Public debt: 44.32% of the GDP
  5. Tunisian Inflation: 6.04%
  6. Top Tunisian export partners: The European Union (France, Italy, Germany), Libya, and the United States
  7. Top Tunisian import partners: The European Union (France, Italy, Germany, Spain), China, and Algeria

The Republic of Tunisia is the:

  1. First tourist destination in the Southern Mediterranean
  2. First world dates exporter
  3. Second-largest phosphoric acid and super-phosphate exporter
  4. Second-largest olive oil exporter after the European Union
  5. Fifth clothing products supplier to the countries of the European Union
  6. Fifth phosphate producer in the World
  7. Tenth EU wiring harnesses supplier

Tunis is the first economic and industrial centre of Tunisia (1/3 of the Tunisian companies and 1/3 of the Tunisian GDP).

International Trade Tunisia-European Union.

  1. Exports of the Republic of Tunisia to the European Union's market have grown significantly
  2. 80% of the Tunisian exports to the European Union are industrial products
  3. The Republic of Tunisia is the fourth clothing exporter to the European Union
  4. Tunisia is an advantaged trading partner of the European Union (Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership - European Neighbourhood Policy - Union for the Mediterranean)
  5. In 1996, the Republic of Tunisia was the first nation on the south of the Mediterranean Sea to have a free trade zone with the European Union markets

Trans-African Corridors:

  1. Cairo-Dakar Corridor
  2. Algiers-Lagos Corridor

European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement

Tunisia has preferential market access to:

  1. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  2. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  3. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)
  4. Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  5. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  6. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  7. European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement
  8. Tunisia has Trade Agreements with Egypt, Morocco, European Free Trade Association, Turkey, Jordan, and Libya

EFTA-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement (Course Master)

Regional Economic Institutions of Tunisia:

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  2. Arab League
  3. Islamic Development Bank
  4. Forum Africa (Tunisia)-China
  5. Forum Africa (Tunisia)-India
  6. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  7. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  8. Asia-Tunisia Dialogue
  9. Summit of South American-Tunisia
  10. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  11. African Union (AU)

Samples - Business in Tunisia

Arab Maghreb Union (AMU, Master Course)

Hichem Djaït (Tunisian Historian, e-Doctorate)

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), Master

Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Algiers-Lagos Corridor (Trans-Saharan Highway)

Tunisia-EFTA Free Trade Agreement (Course Master)

Tunisia-Turkey Free Trade Agreement (Course Master)

Arab Maghreb (Arabic)

Mohamed Ali Harrath Tunisian Businessman (Course Master)

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