Practical Guide to Exporting Tunisian Handicrafts to the United States

Are you an artisan? Are you looking to improve your strategy to export your handicraft products to the US?  This practical guide will provide you the essential tools and principles you need for exporting your handicrafts products. the practical guide to exporting Tunisian handicrafts to the United States is an initiative of the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), funded by the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). ...
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Joint Statement of the U.S-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council

TUNIS, TUNISIA — The United States-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council met on April 21, 2017 in Tunis under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).  Ambassador Mokhtar Chaouachi, Director General for Asia and the Americas in the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hosted the Council meeting, which is the seventh held since the TIFA ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Inauguration of AmCham’s new Center Chapter in Sousse

Ambassador’s Remarks   at the Inauguration of AmCham’s new Center Chapter in Sousse Good afternoon.  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, I would like first to congratulate the extended family of AmCham Tunisia for opening this new chapter in the Center region, which I understand will cover Sousse, Mahdia, and Monastir.  Thanks to ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary and Ambassador Attend MENA-OECD Ministerial Conference

Deputy Assistant Secretary John Desrocher and Ambassador Rubinstein attended the opening ceremony of the 2016 MENA-OECD  Ministerial Conference in Tunis .  The two-day event brought together ministers of international cooperation, trade, investment and public governance to discuss challenges facing the region, to explore ways to bolster economic growth and employment and to strengthen regional and international integration.
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President Beji Caid Essebsi Visit to New York (September 19-23, 2016)

Secretary of State Kerry and President Beji Caid Essebsi in an Open Dialogue (September 21, 2016) President Obama Delivers Remarks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum (September 21, 2016) U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and East African Leaders Agree to Business Commitments in New York (September 21, 2016) FACT SHEET: U.S.-Africa Cooperation on Trade and Investment Under the Obama Administration (September 21, 2016) How Opportunity Impacts Economic Success in Africa (September 21, 2016) U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Opening Remarks at U.S.-Africa Business Forum (September 21, 2016) Op-Ed: Africa Could Be the Great Economic Success of This Century (September 21, 2016) Remarks With Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi Before Their Meeting (September 19, 2016) U.S.-African Business Forum (September 21, 2016)  
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Joint Statement by the United States of America and the Republic of Tunisia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 6, 2016 At the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) held today in Washington, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli and Tunisian Minister of Vocational Training and Employment Zied Ladhari acknowledged the growing economic partnership between Tunisia and the United States, as ...
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Joint Statement of the U.S-Tunisia Council on Trade and Investment

For Immediate Release March 29, 2016 Joint Statement of the U.S-Tunisia Council on Trade and Investment Washington, D.C. – The United States-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council held its sixth session on March 22, 2016, in Washington, D.C., to continue its examination of ways to increase trade and investment between the two economies.  Led by Deputy ...
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Remarks at the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference in Tunisia by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today delivered the keynote address at the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference in Tunis, Tunisia. The conference brought together more than 300 international participants from the business community, civil society and governments to explore the economic potential of North Africa. In her remarks, Secretary Pritzker discussed the United States’ support ...
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The Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC, Tunisian Banks Sign Agreement to Support Small Medium-size Enterprises

TUNIS, (TAP) – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US Government’s development finance institution, on Thursday, signed a USD 50 million guarantee agreement with three Tunisian banks. Under this agreement, signed on the sidelines of the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference (IEU) held Thursday in Gammarth, OPIC will provide a 70% guarantee of the principle ...
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Excerpts from Prime Minister Habib Essid Remarks at the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference

GAMMARTH (TAP) –  Prime Minister Habib Essid had, Thursday in Gammarth, on the fringes of the opening of the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference (IEC) a series of meeting with U.S. senior officials who take part in the conference. In a statement to the media, Habib Essid asserted that these meetings turned on the economic co-operation ...
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Excerpts from President Beji Caid Essebsi Remarks at the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference

TUNIS (TAP) – “ Tunisia needs support to initiate structural reforms that can sometimes be painful,” said President Beji Caid Essebsi. Speaking at the closing of the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference, he stressed that this event is a major opportunity for Tunisia which has already made significant political progress and needs now to usher in ...
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Secretary Pritzker Meets with Government Officials, Business Leaders, and Entrepreneurs to Discuss Ways to Improve Economic Opportunity

To demonstrate the United States’ commitment to Tunisia’s transition to democracy, and to underscore the reforms needed to attract investment, generate economic growth, and create jobs in the country, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker led a delegation to Tunisia this week. In addition to offering a keynote address at the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference, ...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Announces Public-Private Partnership to Strengthen Entrepreneurship in Tunisia

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the launch of Regional Investments to Support Entrepreneurship (RISE), a public-private partnership aimed at promoting trade and investment between Tunisia and the United States, increasing market access, improving commercial rule of law and strengthening entrepreneurship. Secretary Pritzker announced the new platform during her keynote address at the ...
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Tunisia Press Conference Opening Remarks: Statement Prepared for Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to meet with President Caid Essebi and Prime Minister Essid.           The message I delivered to them was simple: the United States supports Tunisia’s transition to democracy, and is committed to strengthening our partnership with the country’s new government.  Since the days of the revolution, Tunisia ...
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Tunisia’s Moment: Fulfilling the Revolution’s Promise with Economic Reform

The whole world watched the story unfold: just over four years ago, a new era in Tunisia’s history began with a single act of defiance by a young vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi. Mohamed was frustrated by a lack of opportunity for business owners, workers, and entrepreneurs. He felt held back by a tradition of rampant ...
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March 5th Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference

The U.S. Department of State, the American Chamber of Commerce in Tunisia (AmCham Tunisia), and Partners for a New Beginning – North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity (PNB-NAPEO) are pleased to announce an Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference that will be held in Tunis on March 5, 2015.  The theme of this Conference will be “building ...
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Joint Statement of the U.S.-Tunisia Council on Trade and Investment

The United States-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council met on June 16, 2014, in Tunis to engage in an ongoing process toward increased trade and investment integration between the two economies, following up on discussions on that subject between President Obama and Prime Minister Jomaa in April.  Led by Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and ...
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