COMESA Tunisia Business Women Days

The Ministry of Trade and Export Development and the National Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) through its two projects "Promotion of export activities to new markets in Sub-Saharan Africa (PEMA II) and "Support for Trade Agreements with Africa" (AACA) mandated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


The Ministry of Trade and Export Development in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has through its project “support to the African Continental Free Trade Area” mandated by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development ( BMZ), invites you to an International Conference on Trade Agreements with Africa. Raising awareness of trade agreements in Africa by highlighting the AfCFTA agreement ratified by Tunisia on July 22, 2020 is the main objective of the event. The conference to be held, online, on November 26 and 27 will discuss the said agreement, focusing on its state of play, its tools, its key partners, ongoing negotiations, as well as the expected opportunities for the benefit of all. economical actors.

Ratification of the AfCFTA agreement

In a unanimous voting decision by those deputies present at the session, the Assembly of the Representatives of the People of Tunisia adopted on July 22, 2020, the draft organic law relating to the approval of the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

The entry into force of COMESA

Signed in July 2018 and entered into force in January 2020, Tunisia's accession to the COMESA free trade area has exempted exports and imports of all products from customs duties and other charges and taxes of equivalent effect, subject to the principle of reciprocity.

Extension of the PEMA project until 2023

The second phase of the project, which will start in 2021, will continue efforts and encourage cooperation between companies, public and private export promotion institutions and through public-private dialogue on African trade agreements.

A stronger commitment from German development cooperation to the AfCFTA in Tunisia

Within the framework of the GIZ program to support the AfCFTA in partnership with the African Union, Tunisia was selected, along with four other African countries, by GIZ for the monitoring activities of the AfCFTA project: a national component of this project is launched in Tunisia for the support and capacity building of representatives of the Ministry of Commerce and other relevant Tunisian state parties, who are working together on the AfCFTA agreements.