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How to recruit Tunisian personnel ?

Hiring Tunisians is free and competitive. To recruit staff, a foreign entrepreneur may resort to national support organizations such as the National Agency for Employment and Self-Employment (ANETI), the National Bureau of Employment of Graduates and Executives (BNEC) or their regional offices, as well as private hiring consultancies.

What are the labor regulations in Tunisia ?

In Tunisia, the labor market is regulated by the 1966 Labor Code. It guarantees workers, both foreign and nationals, the same rights especially as concerns compensation, protection against discrimination, and the prevention of work-related accidents. The Code also includes provisions on professional training.

The Labor Code is in conformity with the relevant international labor standards and international agreements.

What are the incentives for investment?

In Tunisia, you can enjoy several tax and financial advantages associated with investment. The range of tax benefits relates to direct and indirect taxes. Tax incentives concern the Value Added Tax (VAT), customs duties, registration fees and taxes on income. Benefits may take the form of total or partial exemptions or subsidies. They are granted based on the activity or the geographic location of the project.

What are the protection guarantees of investment ?

Tunisia guarantees and protects investments made in its territory. The signing of international conventions and agreements, providing the necessary guarantees to foreign investors against all forms of risk, further, strengthens its domestic institutional and regulatory framework.

By way of example, Tunisia is a member of the International Agreement for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and in May 2012 signed the (OECD) declaration concerning international investment and multinational businesses.

How is investment protected in Tunisia ?

Investment is protected by numerous agreements signed with several countries:

  • International agreements relating to the guarantee and protection of investment (MIGA IAIGC, OPIC ...)

  • Bilateral agreements on the promotion and protection of investments with fifty countries

  • Double Taxation Agreements with fifty countries, including almost all Western industrialized countries.

What about international arbitration in Tunisia ?

To further protect the interests of foreign investors, Tunisia provides guarantees for simplified dispute settlement procedures, to ensure diligent and expedient dispute resolution.

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