EC launches consultation on reform of association agreement with Tunisia

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to allow all interested parties to submit their views regarding the reform of the current association agreement with Tunisia, which will end on 22 February. The initial texts for the negotiation of a free trade agreement are divided into 11 areas, including one devoted to agricultural products. According to the basic document of the EU proposal on the trade of agricultural products, processed agricultural products and fishery products, the main points to be negotiated are:   1. The list of sensitive products.…

Shell to Sell Share in African Fuel Distributor to Vitol for $250 M

Shell said Friday that it will sell its 20% shareholding in Vivo Energy to Vitol Africa B.V. for $250 million. Vivo Energy, the Shell licensee in 16 African markets, was established Dec. 1, 2011, to distribute and market Shell-branded fuels and lubricants. Vivo Energy provides fuel solutions in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other nonfuel services (e.g., oil changes). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and…

Tunisia: CEPEX adopts new approach in its international marketing program for 2017

The Board of Directors of the Export Promotion Center (CEPEX) decided during its regular meeting, on Monday in Tunis, a program of action towards external markets for the year 2017 aimed at strengthening and supporting the efforts of exporting companies in their efforts to position themselves on the international market. The center said in a statement that the program, which was developed in coordination with professional organizations and administrative structures, is based on five axes: “comprehensiveness”, “complementarity and interaction between different components “,” multi-stakeholder partnership “,” realism “,” diversity and…

EVADA Aircraft announces signing of agreement with USAID Tunisia.

EVADA Aircraft, the division of PM&E Inc. (OTC: PMEA),  announced the signing of an agreement with USAID Tunisia. Following the visit of USAID Tunisia to the premises of EVADA Aircraft in Tunisia, USAID Tunisia will assist EVADA Aircraft in finding the best candidates in line with EVADA Aircraft’s recruitment needs, through the organization of HR Workshop, and HR process restructuring and pre-employment training of new recruits. Sat Press News Share+1TweetShare0 Shares

Annual list of Best Countries For Business For 2017, Tunisia ranks 87

Forbes published its annual list of The best Countries For Business For 2017 by rating 139 nations on 11 different factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance, in which Sweden heads the best country and New Zealand takes the second place. As regards Tunisia it ranks 87 in the list, Morocco ranks 51,   Algeria  131 while Egypt, it ranks 103. The Report underlined that Tunisia’s diverse, market-oriented economy has long been cited as a success story in…

OpenFab Tunisia organises «Ija M3ana 2017» meeting

OpenFab Tunisia organises  on  Sunday,the « Ija M3ana 2017» meeting which is an occasion to know about the the OpenFab Association Tunisia, its members, its past activities, its programme for 2017. The gathering also provides the opportunity to collaborate with a project of the association, become a partner or being a member and even a volunteer. OpenFab Tunisia is a Tunisian association whose goal is to promote DIY culture, Open Source Hardware in Tunisia. It organises training to popularise digital manufacturing and the opensource hardware … It also plans to make…

Tunisia: hotel visitors reach over 5.4 million (Minister)

Tunisian hotels have accommodated more than 5.4 million visitors during the previous period of 2016, including two million Tunisian tourists, Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts Salma Elloumi Rekik reported, highlighting the importance of domestic tourism which has accounted for about 30% of the market. The tourist sector will recover, in 2017, since 2016 has been saved, in view of the great decline in 2015, she told TAP correspondent on the sidelines of her visit Wednesday afternoon to a hand-crafted gift fair in Nabeul. She said preparations for the 2017 season…

Tunisia: ILO launches “PROMESS” Project to promote social and solidarity economy

The International Labor Organization (ILO) and its social partners announced at a workshop held Wednesday in Tunis a project called “PROMESS” to promote social and solidarity economy organizations and mechanisms. The project, launched in collaboration with the Ministries of Social Affairs and Employment, the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT), the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) and the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP), is financed by Netherlands and will run from 2016 to 2019. Karim Toumi, “PROMESS” Project Manager told reporters on the sidelines of a…

Tunisia is open for business

Tunisia’s La Goulette cruise terminal hosted the ship MS AMADEA, from the German based travel agent Phoenix Reisen, on December 2. The ship had 441 German-speaking passengers on board and was docked at the cruise terminal from 11 am to 6 pm. A traditional warm welcome awaited passengers as they disembarked in La Goulette’s cruise village harbour of  jasmine, camels, local handicrafts and local produce, dance, music, entertainment and demonstrations of Tunisia’s traditional craftwork. Passengers left the port for shore- excursions to visit the key tourist attractions of Tunis. They…

Tunisia, Germany sign euro 215 million accords

Tunisia and Germany signed on Wednesday two agreements for financial and technical cooperation, valued at euro 215.45 million, for developing the rural life namely agriculture. The Tunisian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that senior officials from the two countries signed the agreements, intended to finance water irrigation, sewage networks, reneable energy ventures and youth employment programs. Share+1TweetShare0 Shares