Doing Business in Tunisia
EENI - Business School.
Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Tunisia. Tunis. Syllabus:
- Introduction to the Republic of Tunisia (Maghreb).
- Doing Business in Tunis.
- Tunisian Economy.
- Tunisian foreign trade
- Tunisian Ports
- Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
- Tunisian industrial sector.
- Tunisian institutions.
- Agency for Promotion of Industry.
- High Council of Export and Investment.
- Directorate General of Customs.
- Tunisia's Multilateral agreements.
- The European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement.
- Case Study - Tunisian companies:
- BENETTON Tunisia
- Danone and STIAL.
- Tunisia Telecom.
- Best Brands.
- Confection Ideale du Sud CIS.
- Case Study: Mohamed Ali Harrath
- Introduction to Arabic and French
- Access to the Tunisian Market
- Business Plan for Tunisia
Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the Republic of Tunisia”:
- To analyse the Tunisian economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Tunisia
- To explore Tunisia's trade relations with the student's country
- To know Tunisia's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
- To examine the profile of Tunisian Companies
- To develop a business plan for the Tunisian Market
Samples of the Course (Doing Business in Tunisia):
Subject Description (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).
Tunisia: the first world exporter of dates. Top tourist destination
in the Mediterranean.
- Capital: Tunis
- Area: 163,610 square kilometres
- Tunisian Population: 10,982,754 millions of people
- Frontiers: Algeria and Libya
- The main languages: Arabic, French, and Berber
- Type of Government: Unitary Unicameral Parliamentary Republic
- Currency: Tunisian Dinar (TND)
- Tunisian independence: March 1956 (from France)
- Abolition of slavery in Tunisia:
Religion in Tunisia:
- 98% of the Tunisian population is Islam Sunni.
- Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence):
- Islam is the official state religion in Tunisia.
Tunisia belongs to the Maghrebian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation
and African Civilisation).
- Hichem Djaït
- GDP: 47.13 billion dollars
- Agriculture: 11%
- Industry: 35.3%
- Services: 53.7%
- GDP per capita: 4.329 dollars
- Tunisian GDP growth: 2.81%
- Public debt: 44.32% of GDP
- The inflation: 6.04%
- Top Tunisian export partners: the European Union (France, Italy, Germany), Libya, and the United States
- Top Tunisian import partners: the European Union (France, Italy, Germany, Spain), China, and Algeria
The Republic of Tunisia is:
- The first tourist destination in the Southern
- The first world exporter of dates
- The second-largest exporter of phosphoric acid and super-phosphate
- The second-largest exporter of olive oil after the European
- The fifth supplier of clothing products to the European
- The fifth producer of phosphate in the World
- The tenth EU supplier of wiring harnesses
Tunis is the first economic and industrial centre of Tunisia (1/3 of Tunisian companies and 1/3 of Tunisian GDP).
International Trade Tunisia-European Union.
- Exports of the Republic of Tunisia to the European Union market have grown significantly.
- 80% of exports of Tunisia to the European Union are industrial products.
- The Republic of Tunisia is the fourth exporter of clothing to the European Union.
- Tunisia is an advantaged trade partner of the European Union (Cotonou Agreement - European Neighbourhood Policy - Union for the Mediterranean).
- 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.
- Cairo-Dakar Corridor
- Algiers-Lagos Corridor
Tunisia has preferential market access to:
- Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
- Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
- Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)
- Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
- Afro-Arab cooperation
- Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
- Tunisia has Trade Agreements with Egypt, Morocco, the European Free Trade Association, Turkey, Jordan, and Libya.
Regional institutions of Tunisia:
- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
- Tunisia's agreements with the European Free Trade Association and the European Union (EU)
- Arab League
- Islamic Development Bank
- Forum Africa (Tunisia)-China
- Forum Africa (Tunisia)-India
- African Development Bank (AfDB)
- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- Asia-Tunisia Dialogue
- Summit of South American-Tunisia
- New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
- African Union (AU)
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Tunisia (FTA)