Retail in Tunisia

  • Tunisia gradually opens up to foreign franchises

    TUNISIA, 2016/11/24 Tunisia has historically had only a limited number of foreign franchises, but several have entered the country recently, which bodes well for the country’s retail sector. As of May the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) – which merged with the Ministry of Industry to become the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in September – had awarded 18 licences for foreign franchises to begin operations in Tunisia out of a total of 33 requests filed, Faten Bel Hédi, director-general of commerce at MoC, told local media.