Tunisian Republic – Ministry of Trade and Export Development

17 April 2024
202, Avenue Farhat Hached 6000 Gabès - Tunisie

What are the types of agreements by country ?

  1. Free Trade Agreements
    • The bilateral agreements: Tunisia is a signatory to around ten bilateral Free Trade Agreements
      • Morocco
      • Jordan
      • Egypt
      • Libya
      • Kuwait
      • Algeria
      • Mauritania
      • Palestine
      • Syria
      • Sudan
      • Senegal
      • Niger
      • Turkey
    • Multilateral Agreements
      • GZALE: Greater Arab Free Trade Area Convention for the facilitation and development of trade exchanges among Arab States (18 Arab countries), which are: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, Syria, Tunisia, Sudan, Yemen, and the Palestinian Authority. Arab League
      • AGADIR: Free Trade Agreement among Mediterranean Arab States (Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan) signed in 2004 and entered into force in June 2007, Mediterranean Arab countries.
  2. Economic groupings
    • The European Union: Partnership Agreement with the European Union (28 Member States) signed in 1995. Tunisia became the first country on the South Shore of the Mediterranean to effectively enter the Free Trade Area on January 1, 2008.
    • European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Agreement: European Free Trade Association (EFTA) (Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) as of December 17, 2004.
  3. The Most Favored Nation (MFN) Agreements: Tunisia is also a signatory to over forty Most Favored Nation (MFN) treatment agreements with countries including Norway, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Malta, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Canada, China, South Korea, North Korea, Iran, India, Japan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Nigeria, Liberia, Gabon, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Togo, and Benin.
  4. The Generalized System of Preferences: In order to promote the growth of developing countries, industrialized nations agree to admit certain products from developing countries into their markets duty-free. Tunisia benefits from this system with the USA, Canada, Japan, and Russia.