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

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Tunisia (Maghreb)
    1. Hichem Djaït (Tunisian Historian).
  2. Tunisian Economy;
  3. Tunisian International Trade
    1. Tunisian Multilateral agreements;
    2. EU-Tunisia Association Agreement.
  4. Tunisian institutions;
    1. Industry Promotion Agency;
    2. Export and Investment High Council;
    3. General Directorate of Customs.
  5. Foreign Direct Investment in Tunisia;
  6. Tunisian industrial sector
    1. Agribusiness;
    2. Electricity;
    3. Textile;
    4. Leather.
  7. 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.
  8. Access to the Tunisian Market;
  9. Business Plan for Tunisia.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in the Republic of Tunisia” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Tunisian Economy and Global 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 Trade Agreements;
  5. To examine the profile of Tunisian Companies;
  6. To develop a business plan for the Tunisian Market.

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Online Course Business in the Maghreb

Online Student Master in International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Tunisia” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: Islamic Business, African Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Course: Business in the Maghreb.

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Tunisie Study Master Doctorate in International 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.

International Trade and Business in Tunisia.

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Tunisian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Tunisia and the Maghrebian Economic Area;
  2. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU);
  3. CEN-SAD;
  4. COMESA;
  5. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement;
  6. Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement
    1. Egypt-Jordan-Morocco-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) / Agadir Agreement.
  7. African Continental Free-Trade Area;
  8. Islamic Trade Preferential System;
  9. Tunisia-EU
    1. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership;
    2. European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement;
    3. Africa-EU Strategic Partnership;
    4. European Neighborhood Policy - Union for the Mediterranean.
  10. Turkey-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement;
  11. Tunisia has Trade Agreements with Egypt, Morocco, European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Jordan, and Libya;
  12. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA);
  13. Global System of Trade Preferences (GSTP);
  14. Trade Negotiations Among Developing Countries;
  15. Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (observer country).

Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures;
    2. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade;
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection;
    5. Agreement on Safeguards;
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement.
  2. WCO
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention.
  3. COTIF Convention (Rail);
  4. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC);
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  6. IMO
  7. Hamburg Rules;
  8. Customs Convention on Containers;
  9. CIM & CIT Rules (Rail);
  10. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention;
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport.

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Islamic Organizations:

  1. ESCWA;
  2. Arab League;
  3. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  4. Asia - Middle East Dialogue (AMED);
  5. Summit of South America-Arab Countries (ASPA);
  6. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  7. BADEA.

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African Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA);
  2. African Union 
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (not signed);
    2. AUDA-NEPAD.
  3. African Development Bank;
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership;
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership;
  6. Africa-Japan Cooperation;
  7. Africa-South America Summit;
  8. China-Africa Cooperation;
  9. Africa-India Cooperation;
  10. Africa-BRICS;
  11. Africa-Turkey Partnership.

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Global Economic Organizations:

  1. WB;
  2. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. WIPO.
  3. WTO;
  4. IMF.

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates

The Republic of Tunisia

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

  1. Tunisian Capital: Tunis;
  2. The largest Tunisian cities are Tunis, Sfax, Sousse, Kairouan, Bizerte and Gabes;
  3. Area of Tunisia: 163,610 km²;
  4. Tunisian Population: 11 million people;
  5. Frontiers of Tunisia: Algeria and Libya;
  6. Main languages: Arabic, French, and Berber;
  7. Type of Government of Tunisia: 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 (EENI African Business Portal).

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 Civilization and the African Civilization).

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Tunisian Economy

  1. GDP of Tunisia: 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%.

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

European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement

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  1. Top Tunisian export partners: The European Union (France, Italy, Germany), Libya, and the U.S.;
  2. 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 EU;
  6. Fifth phosphate producer in the World;
  7. Tenth EU wiring harnesses supplier.

Foreign Trade Tunisia-European Union.

  1. Exports of the Republic of Tunisia to the EU's market have grown significantly;
  2. 80% of the Tunisian exports to the EU are industrial products;
  3. The Republic of Tunisia is the fourth clothing exporter to the EU;
  4. Tunisia is an advantaged trading partner of the EU;
  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 EU markets.

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), African Initiative of the Great Green Wall

Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway): Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Western Sahara, and Senegal

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