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.


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Signature of the cooperation agreement within the framework of the Zlecaf between the African Union and Germany

This Monday, February 22, 2021, the technical cooperation implementation agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (ZLECAF) between the African Union Commission and Germany was signed by the newly re-elected Commissioner at economic development, trade, industry and mining, HE Ambassador Albert Muchanga, in the presence of the German Ambassador to the African Union, Stephan Auer.