Tunisia restarts phosphate exports, plans to double next year

Tunisia has resumed phosphate exports after 11 years and expects to dispatch more than 300,000 tonnes this year on a surge in global demand and at least 600,000 tonnes by next year, a senior official at the national phosphate company reports on Tuesday. Tunisia, which is experiencing its worst financial crisis ever, is looking to recover its position as a top exporter to take advantage of the sharp rise in fertilizer prices due to the war in Ukraine. The official added that Tunisia has seen demand from France, Pakistan, Brazil,…

OPPO Research Institute Calls for Proposals with Grants Totaling $460,000

OPPO today announced the OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator to empower technology professionals and entrepreneurs that inspiration matters to bring innovative solutions to life and create a better future together, based on the brand value proposition of “Inspiration Ahead”. The Innovation Accelerator is being held by the OPPO Research Institute and Microsoft for Startups as a strategic partner. The program aims to encourage all technology innovators to solve some of the most pressing issues facing humanity even amid times of uncertainty. Centered on the theme of ‘Virtuous Innovation’, OPPO is…

31 waste management SMEs authorized to restart their activities

The National Agency for Waste Management (ANGed) approved the reopening of 31 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) specializing in solid waste collection in Tunisia. These companies had ceased all activities for a year and a half. The new measure has been effective since 27 April 2022, when several agreements were inked between the National Waste Management Agency ( ANGed ) and the managers of 31 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Tunisia. One year and a half ago, these companies specializing in solid waste collection were ordered by ANGed to…

Measures for Tunisian Olive Oil Exports to Europe

New measures in Tunisia dictate that the country’s olive oil producers must obtain specific authorization to participate in the country’s duty-free export quota program with the European Union. The presidential decree applies to all Tunisian companies already registered on the official list of olive oil exporters, TAP reports. Interested exporters will have to receive authorization from the Ministry of Agriculture at least one week before the actual shipment. Currently, the cooperation agreement signed by the European Union with Tunisia allows the export of up to 56,700 tons of olive oil…

EBRD forecasts a slowdown in economic growth in the South and East of Mediterranean

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said the SEMED region is expected to experience a slowdown in economic growth of 2.5% due to the war in Ukraine. In its latest Regional Outlook Report (ROR), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) foresees a strong impact of the war in Ukraine on the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region. Published on Tuesday 10 May 2022, this study envisages a slowdown in economic growth to 2.5% in this group of countries. The conflict “will be felt mainly through higher oil and…

Stone fruit production to rise in Tunisia

The production of stone fruits is expected to go up in Tunisia with an estimated production of 295,000 tons in 2022, against 285,000 tons the previous year, up 3.5%. The growth is due to favourable climate conditions, according to data from the Interprofessional Fruit Grouping (GIFruits). Production of peaches and nectarines is estimated at 156,000 tons this season, compared to 152,000 tons last season. Apricots production will reach 37,400 tons while that of plums will amount to 20,100 tons, up 8.7% compared to last year. As for almonds, their production…

Jordan Embassy in Tunis hosts Iftar to promote Jordanian tourist destination

 The Jordan Tourism Board, in cooperation with the Royal Jordanian and under the patronage of Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Tunis, Maher Salem Tarawneh, hosted a Ramadan Iftar, attended by Director of the National Tourism Office in Tunisia Nizar Slimen and a large number of representatives of travel agencies, tour operators, businessmen, cultural and media figures and Social Media influencers. Tarawneh reviewed the key tourism characteristics of the Kingdom and the richness of its civilisation, culture and religious heritage, in addition to security and stability prevailing in…

AFD launches a call for projects for solid waste recycling in Tunisia

The French Development Agency (AFD) is backing sustainable development in Tunisia through its “SUNREF” program. A call for projects has been launched to provide funding for solid waste recycling initiatives in Tunisia. The Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance (SUNREF) program, which is part of the French Development Agency’s “SUNREF” program, is designed to support the recycling of solid waste in the country. The program is designed to promote the use of natural resources and energy. Besides, SUNREF promotes green investment projects, as part of AFD’s call for…

UKEF: DT 9.8 billion available for Tunisian buyers

Minister of Economy and Planning Samir Saied, British Ambassador Helen Winterton and the British-Tunisian Chamber of Commerce last Thursday welcomed a large number of banks and financial institutions and representatives from the public and private sectors to open a series of events aimed at promoting British export finance. UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK’s credit export agency, which provides attractive financing terms for Tunisian buyers, allowing them to purchase UK capital goods and services. 9.8 billion dinars are available for Tunisian projects.Major projects across Africa – including hospitals, roads,…

€4 billion to be mobilized in investments for growth and jobs in Tunisia (EU Commissioner)

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi said on Tuesday in Tunis that “the European Union is ready to mobilise around €4 billion in investments for economic growth and jobs in Tunisia.” He said, after his meeting with President Kais Saied, the New Agenda for the Mediterranean proposed by the European Union (EU) a year ago, which includes an economic and investment plan is meant to stimulate long-term socio-economic recovery in the region. This vision proposed a series of actions aimed at “bringing our shores closer together by facilitating…