Tunisia

March 1, 2000

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Although Tunisia has enacted several laws pertaining to environmental protection, enforcement of environmental legislation has not been consistent until recently, due both to the lack of staff and res

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 Employment relations in Tunisia are governed by the Labor Code of 1956. Labor contracts may be for a definite or an indefinite period of time. A definite period contract may specify that it is val

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Investment IncentivesTunisia has enacted several laws to encourage foreign investment in the industrial, agricultural and tourism sectors. Legislation promoting foreign investment in the service secto

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The Tunisian tax system was entirely revised in 1990 and is contained in the Income Tax Act of 1989. The new tax laws include two direct tax regimes: income tax and corporate tax. The value added tax

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Tunisia is a signatory of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Paris Convention Regarding Trademarks, as revised in the Hague, London and Stockholm. Tunisia is a memb

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Foreign Currency ControlForeign exchange controls in Tunisia are regulated by the Foreign Trade and Foreign Exchange Code of 1976. The government has undertaken a review of the Code and is in the proc

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Companies LawThe commercial law of Tunisia recognizes two types of companies; share companies and companies of persons (partnerships). Foreigners are permitted to hold shares in Tunisian companies wit

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 Tunisia is a Civil Law Republic, founded upon a constitution that embodies the principles of sovereignty of the people and separation of powers between the branches of government. The Republic is di

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PrivatizationIn 1999, the government increased to 152 the number of major privatization projects planned for the coming years. The sale of these enterprises are expected to yield revenues of more than

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On October 24, 1999, over 90 percent of Tunisia's eligible voters elected the incumbent president, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. This is the 62-year-old leader's third 5-year term. This also marks the init

February 28, 2000

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8,500 out of 18,106 applicants from Tunisia will this season fulfill their Hajj commandment.  Fifty-two percent of the 8,500 pilgrims are male and 48

February 17, 2000

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The Tunisian economy achieved a 6.2% growth rate in 1999, compared to 5% in 1998, according to a recently released report by the Tunisian Central Bank

February 14, 2000

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Investment Incentives and Trade   Investment Incentives   Tunisia has enacted several laws to encourage foreign investment in the industrial, agricultural and tourism sectors. Legislation promoting fo

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 Banking and Currency  Foreign Currency Control   Foreign exchange controls in Tunisia are regulated by the Foreign Trade and Foreign Exchange Code of 1976. The government has undertaken a review of