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The major advantages in Tunisia

The strategical advantages of investments in Tunisia

  • Political Stability
  • Geographical proximity
  • Economy liberal, diverse, competitive, outward and continuous growth
  • Transparency, competition and competitive pricing
  • Debt limited and balanced finances
  • Inflation under control


Major economic reforms

  • Price liberalization
  • Liberalization of foreign trade
  • Reform of the tax system
  • Promulgation of the investment code
  • Reform of financial system
  • Adoption of the privatization program
  • Reform of banking system


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A site with low investment risk

The good rating of Tunisia

- Since 1994, the investment grade is assigned to Tunisia.

- Notation of Tunisia in 2005:

  • BBB by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch ratings
  • Baa2 by Moody’s
  • BBB by IBCA
  • Fairly good risk by COFACE
  • Class “A” by the SACE
  • 3rd category of risk according to the OECD
  • Ranked 2nd best country risk in the region over 19 countries in MENA


Qualified human resources

  • 178 higher education institutions including 24 Higher Institutes of Technological Studies
  • 17 000 university teachers
  • 7.5% of GDP spent on education sector, education and professional training
  • 1.1% of GDP spent on R & D
  • 385 000 students in 2006 including 50 000 graduates
  • 500 000 students at the horizon of 2010 including 100,000 graduates
  • 131 Center for professional education in various specializations
  • 16 000 graduates of the Professional Training in 2005


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Job market

54% of the newcomers at the job market are graduates of the university or vocational training

  • Primary education: 17%
  • Secondary: 14%
  • College: 15%
  • Vocational training: 31%
  • University: 23%


86 Business Opportunities (EPS)

SECTOR Number
Agros Food Industries

17

Mechanical and Electrical Industries

20

Industries of Ceramic, Construction materials and Glass

11

Industries Leather and Shoes

4

Chemical Industries

12

Industries of Textile and Clothing

14

Various Industries

8

TOTAL

86

Source: Tunisian Agency for Industrial Promotion


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