Invest In Tunisia
A favorable environment and numerous opportunities :
Procedures to set up a company can be carried out at the “one stop shop” gathering all relevant departments at the Industrial Promotion Agency (API).
A system of incentives:
The investment incentives code grants many advantages:
Exemptions, investment premiums and State funding for certain expenditure linked to export promotion, regional and agricultural development, environmental protection, promotion of technology…
The Ministry of International Cooperation and Foreign Investment and its Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA-Tunisia) offer advice, support, and assistance to foreign investors.
An attractive site:
The number of foreign investors has more than doubled over the past five years. The share of manufacturing industries has almost doubled in five years, from 18% in 1996 to 33% in 2001. France, Italy, Germany, and the Arab countries have been the main investors.
Evolution of foreign investments
In million dinars
More than 2300 foreign companies have chosen Tunisia.
In 2001, 100% of French companies established in Tunisia made profits and 77% of them intend to make further investments in the coming three years.
2002 Report of the Council of French Investors in Africa
A high standard of living conditions:
Tunisian cities offer many facilities for foreign residents:
High-end housing at reasonable costs, foreign schools,
High-level medical services, and a wide range of leisure
Activities thanks to extensive tourist infrastructure.
- 159 units had been privatized as of the end of 2001.
- The current program concerns 23 companies and privatization of the banking sector has begun.
- A first concession contract has been signed for power generation. Other major initiatives are planned in energy, environment, port and airport infrastructure.
- More than 2000 enterprises are participating in the upgrading program, which involves foreign partners to transfer know-how and to help with integration in their commercial networks.
- Studies carried out by international renowned consulting firms have revealed a number of sectors in which Tunisia is competitive: car components, electronics, electrical products, computer services, packaging, agri-business, textiles, leather goods…
Unit production costs
Cable Car seat covers Printed circuit Software development
Harnesses(2seat benches) cards(1m2) (1m/day of engineer)
IDOM in collaboration with BUCK Consultants International, March 2002