U.S. Commercial Service

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U.S. Commercial Service Tunisia – Services for U.S. Companies

Every year, the U.S. Commercial Service helps thousands of companies export goods and services worth billions of dollars. The Economic and Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis works closely and regularly with the U.S. Commercial Service office in Algeria to provide assistance to U.S. companies wishing to enter or expand business in the Tunisian market. Let us help you find the best opportunities for your business in Tunisia.

Proven Trade Expertise.  The global network of U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) trade professionals is located throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nearly 80 countries. In countries such as Tunisia, where the USCS has no presence, the State Department Economic/Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy draws on the specialized advice and experience of a nearby CS post to better assist U.S. business clients. Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand your business in Tunisia, we offer the trade counseling, market intelligencebusiness matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities. In addition, we will help you to develop trade finance and insurance strategies that align with your particular business objectives and help you complete your export transaction.

Following is a list of our general assistance areas. Our trade professionals will work with you to identify and tailor the right mix of U.S. Commercial Service capabilities to achieve your exporting goals. Contact TunisCommercial@state.gov for details.

Trade Counseling

Planning and Strategy

  • Create a comprehensive international business plan for entry or expansion into Tunisia.
  • Get ideas and cost-effective solutions to help achieve your business goals.

Legal and Regulatory Issues

  • For shipping your products.
  • Understand and comply with global product standards, certification requirements, electricity regulations, and packaging laws.
  • Learn how to avoid intellectual property rights issues and legal disputes.
    Documentation and Product Requirements
  • Learn about export documents, including Electronic Export Information filing, invoices, packing lists, and certificates of origin.
  • Verify the tariff rate for your product, as well as any import fees for a particular market.
  • Determine your product’s Schedule B and HS numbers.

Trade Problems

  • Get assistance with customs-related issues.
  • Obtain advocacy support if your company’s exports or Tunisian bids are adversely affected by a trade barrier or by market access issues.
  • Learn how to limit the risk of non-payment, and receive counseling if problems arise.

Trade Finance and Insurance

  • Formulate an export finance strategy leveraging loan programs provided by the Export-Import Bank of America, the Small Business Administration, and other trade finance organizations to reduce risk and enable your company to offer competitive terms of sale in Tunisia.
  • Get guidance on pricing your products and services to ensure competitiveness in the Tunisian market while maximizing your profits.

Market Intelligence

Country and Industry Reports

  • Get accurate and detailed information—at no cost—from country and industry market reports, written by our in-country trade professionals.
  • Receive updates on new regulations, business trends, and government-financed projects.

Customized Market Research

  • Gauge the sales potential for your products or services with individualized reports on global markets.
  • Discover which factors influence prospective customers, identify your competitors, and obtain pricing for comparable products.

Background Reports

  • Learn about potential partners from our trade professionals working in Tunisia.
  • Order an international company report containing available sales, profit figures, potential liabilities, and other financial information.

Trade Data and Analysis

Business Matchmaking

Contact Lists

  • Identify potential Tunisian partners.
  • Market your firm directly to Tunisian companies.

Partner Search

Personalized Business Matchmaking

  • Meet one-on-one with pre-screened Tunisian buyers, sales representatives, and business partners through our Gold Key Service.
  • Leverage customized market briefings, research, and advice.

In-Country Promotions

  • Leverage customized venues to reach potential Tunisian partners and buyers.
  • Advertise in our official catalog of U.S. suppliers sent to nearly 400,000 international companies, including Tunisian potential buyers.
  • List your company in our official online directory of U.S. exporters and service providers; an affordable and convenient way to connect with customers in Tunisia and grow your business.

Trade Missions

  • Participate in official business development missions led by senior U.S. government leaders. Meet with Tunisian agents, distributors, government and industry officials, prospective customers, and U.S. Embassy officials.

Trade Shows

  • Use our International Buyer Program to meet with pre-screened buyers and receive export counseling at major U.S. trade shows.
  • Exhibit in the U.S. Pavilion at Tunisian international trade fairs.
  • Let us distribute your marketing literature at Tunisian international trade shows.

Commercial Diplomacy

  • Overcome trade obstacles to successfully enter the Tunisian market.
  • Benefit from coordinated U.S. government engagement with the Tunisian government to protect U.S. business interests.
  • Access U.S. government trade advocacy for your Tunisian government procurement bids.

Contact us today to connect with a world of opportunity.
Source: Export.gov