Rambourg Foundation philanthropic mission in first Shanghai International Import Exhibition

Rambourg Foundation stand in China International Import Expo CIIE /Photo credit Ilyes Gaidi

Rambourg Foundation stand in China International Import Expo CIIE /Photo credit Ilyes Gaidi   The Rambourg Foundation presence in the exhibition is part of its belief in the philanthropic mission that it has set as a motto since the early days of its creation, Shiran Ben Abderrazak Executive Director of the  Rambourg Foundation who is present in the exhibition told TunisianMonitoronline. The foundation, he said, also believes in the potential of the Tunisian handicrafts, craftsmen and designers in the creation of purely Tunisian products commended by the Chinese visitors to…

Tunisia takes part in Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg

Tunisia is participating in the Africa Investment Forum (AIF)  held by the African Development Bank (AfDB) from November 7 to 9 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The African Development Bank’s innovative marketplace dedicated to advancing projects to bankable stages, raising capital, and accelerating the financial closure of deals. The Forum Brings together pension funds, sovereign wealth funds,  private investors, policymakers, private equity firms, and heads of government. The delegation was led by the Minister of Investment, Development and International Co-operation Zied Ladhari to present two projects on energy and water desalination. The…

Second Congress of CONECT on November 14

The second Congress of the Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises (CONECT) will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The CONECT congress whose theme “Let’s Build … Together a Bridge to the Future,” will be marked by the election of the executive board made up of 25 members, said Tarek Cherif, president of CONECT. During a meeting with the press o Wednesday, CONET president indicated that 8 members were already elected by the outgoing board during the Saturday meeting. Some 516 delegates, representing regional offices and different sectors, will participate in…

Tunisia soon ready to join ePing system

Tunisia will soon ready to join the “ePing” system, an SPS & TBT notification alert system. It is developed by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Center (ITC). The subscribers are allowed to receive an email (SMS) alerts regarding SPS (sanitary and phytosanitary measures) and TBT (technical barriers to trade) notifications covering particular products and/or markets of interest to them. The “ePing SYSTEM was officially launched on 8 November 2016 at the WTO, by UN…

Tunisie Telecom official partner of National Centre of Cinema and Image

  As part of its role of a responsible company as a leading player in the new technologies,  Tunisie Telecom inked on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, a partnership agreement with the National Centre of Cinema and Image  (CNCI).  The agreement signed by Tunisie Telecom CEO Mohamed  Fadhel  Kraiem and Chiraz Latiri Cherif, CNCI Director-General is a strong sign of the two Tunisian entities to work together for the development of the new cultural industries. In this connection, Mr Mohamed Fadhel Kraiem said: « Tunisie Telecom has always supported culture in Tunisia, today it…

Doing Business 2019: Tunisia jumps to 80th place of the ranking

For the first time since 2010, Tunisia was ranked 80th of the world economy after having accelerated the reform pace of the business environment in 2017, according to the Doing Business 2019 report: Training for Reform of the world Bank. The implementation of four new reforms the previous year helped Tunisia moves up 8 spots to 80th in Doing Business 2019. In the Maghreb, Tunisia and Morocco facilitated the registration of companies. The results of this report showed that the economies of the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region established…

Tunisia receives €270 million from European Commission

Tunisia received €270 million (some 900 million dinars) from the European Commission to fund Key sectors in Tunisia namely energy and taxation After a meeting between President Beji Caïd Essebsi and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday at Carthage Palace, four agreements were signed by Zied Laâdhari, Minister of Development, Investment and International Co-operation, and European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Johannes Hahn, The agreements in question provide for the financing of four programmes. They include a programme to support the energy transition (€50 million, 166…

German GIZ gives Tunisian Investment Authority technical support worth €5 million

The German Co-operation Agency (GIZ) donated the Tunisian Investment Authority a technical support worth €5 million to help the investment authority in its official start. The financial agreement was inked by Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, Zied Ladhari, president of the Authority Khalil Laabidi, Resident Director of the GIZ Office in Tunisia, Matthias Giegerich and representative of GIZ, Tobias Seiberlich. The agreement is part of the “Investment Partnership” programme launched on June 12, 2012. The technical support will bolster the institutional capacity of the Tunisian investment authority, by…

Tunisia ranks 53rd in Global Illicit Trade Environment Index 2018: urgent measures needed to combat this scourge

The Tunisian-American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham Tunisia), Presented Thursday at a press conference held in Tunis the report which recommends « strengthening interagency cooperation at the national level, raising the profile on illicit trade, granting necessary financial and personnel resources and more aggressively enforcing anti-illicit trade regulations, mainly in the areas of Intellectual Property Rights violations and untaxed and unregulated parallel (grey) market imports. » Tunisia Ranked 53rd out of 84 countries by the Global Illicit Trade Environment Index that measures the vulnerability of states Faced with this kind of trade.…

AmCham Tunisia to organise conference on fight against illicit trade

AmCham Tunisia is organising on Thursday a conference on the fight against illicit trade in Tunisia and the Maghreb in cooperation with The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the Transnational Alliance for Combating Illegal Trade (TRACIT) and Philip Morris International. The conference aims to highlight the latest updates on the illicit trade drivers from a global perspective and at the Maghreb scale, to improve awareness and understanding of the regulatory environment and the economic pillars contributing to the illicit trade prevention, according to a statement issued by AmCham Tunisia on Wednesday. The conference…