EconSource: Tunisia-EU agreement to Boost Access to Markets
According to the director-general of the Tunisian Institute for Consumers’ Rights, Tunisia and the European Union have signed a commercial agreement regulating market access, quality and consumers’ rights. The agreement is expected to boost Tunisian exports towards European countries.


Algerian law on foreign company stakes could be changed

A law adopted in 2009 which specifies that Algerian investors should get 51 percent of stakes and foreign partners 49 percent in order to protect local businesses could be reconsidered. The law, while protecting local businesses, has fostered a climate of doubt among foreign investors who are not always willing to place their capital in someone elses hands. [ANSAmed]

AFD donates 1.8 million euros to Tunisia

The French Development Agency donated 1.8 million euros to Tunisia. The donation is aimed at consolidating firm creation, support structures and develop the support mechanism for public-private partnerships. One million euros will go to the Tunisian Guarantee Company and the rest will be invested in the activities of the “Carthage Business Angels.” [TAP (subscription), African Manager]

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