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Business in Tunisia, Tunis

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

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Tunisia (Maghreb)
  2. Tunisian Economy
  3. Tunisian Foreign Trade (Import, Export)
    1. Tunisian Multilateral agreements
    2. European Union-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 (FDI) in Tunisia
  6. Doing Business in Tunis, Sfax and Sousse
  7. Tunisian industrial sector
    1. Agribusiness
    2. Electricity
    3. Textile
    4. Leather
  8. 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
  9. Access to the Tunisian Market
  10. Business Plan for Tunisia
Transport and Logistics in Tunisia
  1. Tunisian Ports
  2. Trans-African Corridors:
    1. Cairo-Dakar Corridor
    2. Algiers-Lagos Corridor

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 (Import, Export, FDI)
  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 “Foreign Trade and Business in Tunisiabelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Business, African Business, World Trade
  2. Course: Business in the Maghreb
  3. Masters: Business in Muslim Countries, International Business, Foreign Trade

Online Student Master in International Business

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates 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

Samples of the Subject - Doing Business in Tunisia:
Tunisian Ports: Tunis, Goulette, Rades, Bizerte, Sousse, and Sfax (Maritime Transport Course)





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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Tunisia.

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

Tunisian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Tunisia and the Maghrebian Economic Area
  2. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  5. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Trade Agreement
  6. Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  7. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  8. Islamic Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  9. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  10. Tunisia-European Union
    1. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)
    2. European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement
    3. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
    4. European Neighbourhood Policy - Union for the Mediterranean
  11. Tunisia has Trade Agreements with Egypt, Morocco, European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Turkey, Jordan, and Libya
  12. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA)
  13. Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (observer country)

Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    2. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI)
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)
  4. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)
  5. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  6. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  7. Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules, UN)
  8. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)
  9. Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM, CIT)
  10. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement

Islamic Organisations

  1. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  2. Arab League (LAS)
  3. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT)
    4. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
  4. Asia - Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  5. Summit of South America-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  6. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  7. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

African Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  2. African Union (AU)
    1. African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (not signed)
    2. African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
  3. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  4. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership (NAASP)
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership
  6. Africa-Japan Cooperation (TICAD)
  7. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  8. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  9. Africa-India Framework for Cooperation
  10. Africa-BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)
  11. Africa-Turkey Partnership

Global Economic Organisations

  1. World Bank (WB)
  2. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  3. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  4. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The Republic of Tunisia

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 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
  11. Hichem Djaït (Tunisian Historian)

More information about Tunisia (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

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

  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%
  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
  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

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

Samples - Business in Tunisia

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

Hichem Djaït (Historian, Tunisia) Crisis of Islamic Culture

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

Algiers-Lagos Corridor - Trans-Saharan Highway: Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, and Tunisia (Road Transport Course)

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

Tunisia-Turkey Free Trade Agreement

Arab Maghreb (Arabic)

Mohamed Ali Harrath Tunisian Businessman (Course Master)

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