Integration within a global economy

In 1995, Tunisia was the first country of the southern Mediterranean shore to sign an association and free trade agreement with the European Union. It has also set up free trade agreements with several Arab and Maghrebi countries while diversifying its cooperation links globally.

During the decade 1987-1997, the advantages given by Tunisia to foreign enterprises have led to an increase of foreign investment of up to 100% in comparison with the preceding decade. Direct foreign investments represented about 1200MD in 2002.

These results reflect a new situation characterized by:

•  A stable political and social climate.

•  An improved competitiveness and a greater economic efficiency.

•  A global policy of upgrading related to the structures and production mechanisms and in particular to the industry.

•  The adoption of new methods of professional training more adapted to the country's needs.

•  The modernization of the transport infrastructure and the reinforcement of the road network.

•  The diversification and broadening of Tunisian economic activity.


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