INNORPI Tunisia now aligned with CP3

The National Institute of Standardization and Industrial Property of Tunisia (INNORPI) has published a practice paper concerning the examination of absolute grounds for refusal as regards figurative trademarks with purely descriptive words/expressions, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) said in its website. The INNORPI is at the forefront of non-European IP offices in finding common grounds with the criteria listed under the Common Communication on the Common Practice of Distinctiveness (CP3) — Figurative Marks containing descriptive/non-distinctive words. The publication of this practice paper is a result of the joint collaboration between…

18 Japanese companies delegation on three-day visit to Tunisia

A delegation of 18 Japanese companies active in the sectors of new technologies, renewable energies, health and agribusiness began, on Monday, a three-day visit to Tunisia to explore business opportunities, said President of the Tunisian-Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hedi Ben Abbes. “It is the first time in years that we receive such a number of Japanese companies that are not established in Tunisia and who come to learn about the opportunities offered by the Tunisian market, but also, the prospects of a triangular cooperation between Tunisia, Japan and…

Tunisia introduces new rules for self-consumption, net metering

The new regulatory framework includes the option to sell electricity to large energy consumers through bilateral PPAs. Tunisia has issued a decree that will allow private companies to produce renewable energy for self-consumption purposes, with excess power to be sold to Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG) under net metering rules, in addition to the right to sell electricity to large energy consumers, PV-magazine reports The authorities did not specify the maximum limit for the sale of surplus power. The new rules set out the conditions under which national…

Fourth edition of Tunisian “Phare de l’Entrepreneuriat”

The Fourth edition of Tunisian “Phare de l’Entrepreneuriat” will be held on Saturday, February 29 in the UTICA premises in Tunis at the initiative of JEY ‘Entrepreneurship. The event will include a competition meant for young Tunisian job seekers and project leaders. A call for projects is launched on social media and then a selection is made according to several criteria. JEY Entrepreneurship is a student association of Kedge Business School based in Marseille. The students of this association organize every year since 2016 an entrepreneurship contest, in partnership with…

ICT: Partnership agreements signed between Smart Tunisia programme and 8 companies

Partnership agreements were signed, Friday, in Tunis, between the Smart Tunisia programme and 8 companies operating in the sector of information technology and digital economy (ICT), for the creation of more than 800 job opportunities for young graduates over the next three years. “These agreements will allow the development of investments in the digital sector and the growth of the hiring capacity of higher education graduates in this field,” said Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Anouar Maarouf. The “Smart Tunisia” programme has led to the creation of nearly…

MoU inked between Tunisia and ZIG to support water sector

In order to support the water sector in Tunisia, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was inked Friday by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). This MoU, signed by Director General for Planning and Water Balance Hamadi Hbayeb and regional cooperation in the water sector in the Maghreb (CREM)-GIZ Programme Coordinator Manfred Matz, aims to secure the good management of water resources based on the provisions of the Water Code. The project rests on four axes, which provide namely for enhancing…

Second edition of SMART Industrie starts

The second edition of the SMART Industrie exhibition started on Wednesday in Tunis with the slogan “Industry 4.0 in Tunisia, a transition underway”. Organized by the Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII) in collaboration with the Ministries of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Communication Technologies and Digital Economy, this event aims to publicise the concept of intelligent industry (the fourth revolution or industry 4.0) and to encourage industrial companies and economic operators, in general, to take advantage of the opportunities that this new industrial revolution offers. Exhibitors…

Tunisia’s agricultural sector wins best performance prize at AU summit

Tunisia’s agricultural sector won the Special Prize of the Best Performance for 2020 in the 33rd African Union Summit held on February 9-10 in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. The prize is awarded to countries which have been able to implement the Malabo Declaration on the Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods in Africa. Agricultural output is key to the Tunisian economy, accounting for 12 to 16 % of the GDP. Launched in 2014 at the end of the 23rd ordinary session of the Arab-African Summit in Equatorial…

Sfax desalination plant to be constructed soon

The Construction of the Sfax seawater desalination project is due to commence in March this year Secretary of State for Water Resources and Fisheries Abdallah Rabhi said in a statement to media. The project, implemented by the National Water Distribution Utility (SONEDE), aims to strengthen the supply of drinking water to the populations of the Sfax city on the coast in the east of Tunisia. The project provides for the construction of a desalination plant in the locality of Gargour, located 20 km from the city of Sfax. The plant…

ARVEA CEO and Founder takes part in conference on Franchising and MLM, why not you? as part of Riyeda

Credit goes to Riyeda Facebook Page ARVEA is the first Arab and Tunisian Direct Sales Brand A conference was held on Wednesday in the Tunis Culture City as part the 7th edition of the “Riyeda” Entrepreneurship fair (February 12-13) on the theme: Franchising and MLM, why not you? Moderator Wassim Ben Larbi from Express FM conducted the debate to which took part Sadok LARIBI, Founder and CEO of ARVEA, Tarek Thabet, Regional Director RE/MAX Tunis, Fréderic Morlier, Chairman Founder / CEO PANO Group, Hocine SOUFI, Director of Operations Forever Living…