The local success story
Tunisia is in several aspects a success story: its peaceful transition to a democracy after the Arab Spring, the international recognition as one of the best countries in the region to do business and the strong trade relations between Tunisia and its European neighbours. This and more make Tunisia an attractive trade destination.
Tunisia seeks to enhance its economic relations with the EU though a special regime for export oriented companies, expansion of the free trade zone and a new investment law with many benefits for EU companies. The geographical proximity, the natural resources and the young educated and multilingual population make Tunisia in this respect even more attractive.
Since the 2011 revolution Tunisia is no longer ruled by one party, but by a series of coalition governments. The current government has presented a new economic and social vision, for which the necessary reforms and laws are currently implemented. Tunisia also works on enhancing the local security situation and regional stability (e.g. Libya).
Inhabitants: 11.5 mil. (24% <14 years)
GDP per capita: $ 3464
Unemployment: 15.4% (36% 15-24 y.)
Education: 32.1% tertiary
GDP: $40 milliard (+2%)
Import/export: $22/$17 milliard
FX rate TND/EUR: 0.29 (inflation 5.3%)
Reg. position: 6th EoDB (11th GCR)
FDI (net): $0.9 billion (-1%)
Special export & tax regimes
Majority stake in company possible
Sector, region & innovation incentives
Tax & investment treaty with NL
In EU Free Trade Area (TBN DCFTA)
In GAFTA, AMU, AA, AU, UfM, WTO
Most trade with FR, IT, DE, SP & CN<
Data Population (WB database '17), Economy (IMF database '17, WB database '17, XE.com '19, Ease of Doing Business '18, Global Competitiveness Report '18), Investment (World Investment Report '18), International (IMF database '18)
Photo: Citizen 59