EENI Global Business School

Business in Tunisia. Tunisian Economy

Syllabus of the Subject

Tunisia: exporter of dates. Tunisian Foreign Trade. Ports

  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. 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
    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 Tunisia” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Tunisian Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in 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

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.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Course: Business in the Maghreb.

Foreign Trade and Business in the Maghreb

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study 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 “Doing Business in Tunisia”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Global Trade and Business in Tunisia:
Tunisian Ports: Tunis, Goulette, Rades, Bizerte, Sousse, and Sfax

International Trade and Business in Tunisia.

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

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports

African Economic Integration

Sample of the Subject:
Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

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

Islamic Organizations. Arab League

  1. Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  2. Arab League
  3. OIC
  4. Asia - Middle East Dialogue
  5. Summit of South America-Arab Countries
  6. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  7. BADEA

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (not signed)
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership
  6. Africa-BRICS
  7. Africa-Turkey Partnership

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. WB
  2. UN
  3. WTO
  4. IMF

The Republic of 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

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

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

Hichem Djaït (Historian, Tunisia) Crisis of Islamic Culture

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

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).

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

  1. Top Tunisian export partners: The EU (France, Italy, Germany), Libya, and the U.S.
  2. Top Tunisian import partners: The EU (France, Italy, Germany, Spain), China, and Algeria

Mohamed Ali Harrath Tunisian Businessman

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 EU
  5. Fifth clothing products supplier to the countries of the EU
  6. Fifth phosphate producer in the World
  7. Tenth EU wiring harnesses supplier

European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement

Foreign Trade Tunisia-EU.

  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

EFTA-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement