Trade and Business in Tunisia (Maghreb)

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Foreign Trade and Business in the Tunisian Republic



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Tunisia is a country of the Maghreb (North-West Africa)

  1. تونس in Arabic
  2. Tunisian capital: Tunis (north-east, Gulf of Tunisia)
  3. Main Tunisian cities: Tunisia, Sfax, Sousse, Ettadhamen-Mnihla, Kairouan, Bizerte, Gabes, La Soukra, Sidi Hassine and Mohamedia
  4. Tunisia's main economic activities are agriculture (11.6% of the GDP), mining (phosphate, iron and zinc mines), industry (26% of the GDP), petroleum products (oil fields) and tourism.
  5. Tunisian industrial sector: clothing and footwear manufacture, automotive parts production and electrical machinery
  6. Tunisia is an export-oriented country
  7. Liberalisation and Privatisation Process of the Tunisian economy
  8. Tunisian Sahel (along the eastern Mediterranean coast of Tunisia) is one of the main olive producing areas of the world.
  9. Tunisia is the world's largest dates exporter
  10. The European Union is Tunisia's largest trading partner (72% of Tunisian imports and 75% of the Tunisian exports)
  11. Tunisia has one of the highest human development indices in Africa
  12. Tunisia and Iraq are considered the only complete democracies in the Arab world
  13. Tunisia share borders with Algeria (965 kilometres) and Libya (459 kilometres)

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Oussama Bouazizi: Tunisian Professor of EENI Business School & HA University

Oussama Bouazizi, Tunisia (Professor, EENI Business School)

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  1. Official languages of Tunisia: French and Arabic
  2. Tunisian population: 11,3 million inhabitants
  3. Tunisian area: 163,610 square kilometres
    1. Tunisia contains the eastern end of the Atlas mountains and northern part of the Sahara desert.
    2. Tunisia has 1,300 kilometres of Mediterranean coast
    3. Tunisia is the smallest country in the Maghreb
  4. Tunisia is on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa, halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Nile delta
  5. Climate: Mediterranean in the north and desert in the south.

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  1. Tunisia is a semi-presidential Republic
  2. Calling code of Tunisia: 216
  3. Country code top-level domain Tunisian:.tn
  4. Independence of Tunisia: march 1956 (France)
  5. 3rd century BC: Carthaginian civilization (History of Tunisia)
  6. Currency: Tunisian dinar (TND)
  7. Religion in Tunisia: Sunni Islam (90% of the Tunisian population), Maliki rite

Mohammed Ali Harrath

Mohamed Ali Harrath (Tunisian Muslim Businessman)

Transport and Logistics in Tunisia
  1. Tunisian ports

Logistics Course: Ports of Tunisia

Regions of the Tunisian Republic

The Tunisian Republic is composed of 24 governorates (Wilaya), divided into 264 “delegations” or “districts” (mutamadiyat), subdivided into municipalities (baladiyats) and sectors (imadats).

The wilayas (governorates) of Tunisia are (Governance / population in a million of inhabitants / area in square kilometres):

Wilayas (governorates) of Tunisia

  1. Ariana / 0.6 / 482
  2. Béja / 0.3 / 3,740
  3. Ben Arous / 0.6 / 761
  4. Bizerte / 0.6 / 3,750
  5. Gabes / 0.4 / 7,166
  6. Gafsa / 0.4 / 7,807
  7. Jendouba / 0.4 / 3,102
  8. Kairouan / 0.6 / 6,712
  9. Kasserine / 0.4 / 8,260
  10. Kebili / 0.1 / 22,454
  11. Kef / 0.2 / 4,965
  12. Mahdia / 0.4 / 2,966
  13. Manouba / 0.4 / 1,137
  14. Medenine / 0.5 / 9,167
  15. Monastir / 0.5 / 1,019
  16. Nabeul / 0.8 / 2,788
  17. Sfax / 1.1 / 7,545
  18. Sidi Bouzid / 0.4 / 7,405
  19. Siliana / 0.2 / 4,642
  20. Sousse / 0.7 / 2,669
  21. Tataouine / 0.1 / 38,889
  22. Tozeur / 0.1 / 5,593
  23. Tunisia / 1 / 288
  24. Zaghouan / 0.2 / 2,820

Economic Integration Organisations (Tunisia)

  1. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  2. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  3. Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement (FTA) (Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan)
  4. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
  5. Islamic Development Bank
  6. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  7. Arab League
  8. European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement
  9. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)
  10. European Free Trade Association-Tunisia Agreement
  11. Tunisia-Turkey Agreement

eLearning Course: Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)

Online Course: European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement (Master Course)

EFTA-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Tunisia is a member of the University Agency of the Francophonie (AUF)

Tunisian ethnicities:

Main ethnic group in Tunisia: Berbers (Amazighs, Arabised Berbers)

Tunisian Arabic (darija, tounsi) is the official language of Tunisia

French plays an important role in Tunisian society, even if it does not have an official status

  1. French is used in education, in press and in business
  2. 6.6 million Francophones in Tunisia (64% of the Tunisian population).

Berber is spoken by a minority in southern Tunisia

Hichem Djaït (Tunisian historian)

Hichem Djaït (Tunisian Historian)

Higher Education in Tunisia

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