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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U.S.-TUNISIA JOINT MILITARY COMMISSION

THURSDAY, MAY 03, 2018 Opening Remarks by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Alan Patterson  Thank you Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi and members of the Tunisian Armed Forces for giving me and my team a very warm welcome this week for the 32nd U.S.-Tunisia Joint Military Commission in Tunis.  This is my first visit ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Rubinstein at the Ministry of Justice Donation Ceremony

Remarks by Ambassador Rubinstein at the Ministry of Justice Donation Ceremony   (As prepared) January 23, 2018   Good afternoon.  It is my great pleasure to visit the honorable Institute Superieur de la Magistrature, and to participate in this ceremony that exemplifies American and Tunisian cooperation.  I would like to thank Minister Jeribi for inviting me ...
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Press Statement as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan

Tunis, November 18, 2017  Press Statement as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, Following Meeting with Senior Tunisian Government Officials to Discuss Political, Economic, and Security Cooperation     Thank you very much.  I am honored to be here in Tunisia and to have the opportunity to meet with President Caid Essebsi, ...
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Tunisian Presidency Welcomes Exchange Alumni

On August 30, a group of Tunisian State Department exchange program alumni were joined by Ambassador Rubinstein and embassy staff in a meeting with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi and his Youth and Diplomacy Advisors at the Presidential Palace.  During this meeting, alumni shared the results of their experiences in the United States on a ...
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Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s Official Visit to Washington

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Prime Minister Youssef Chahed July 10, 2017 The Vice President met today with the Tunisian Prime Minister to reaffirm the United States’ support for Tunisia as it works to strengthen its security capacity, implement essential economic reforms, and continue developing its democratic institutions. The Vice President applauded the ...
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Ambassador Rubinstein’s Remarks at Souk At-Tanmia Launch Ceremony

As prepared for delivery  Ambassador Remarks at Souk At-Tanmia Launch Ceremony Good morning everyone, I am delighted to be here to participate in this very special occasion.  I want to take a moment to thank Minister of Employment and Vocational Training Imed Hammami, our partners who participated in this project, and all of you for taking ...
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Ambassador Gives Remarks at EFE Graduation Ceremony

Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Imed Hammami EFE Tunisia CEO, Lamia Chaffai; Ladies and Gentlemen, good evening. I am very glad to be with you at this ceremony celebrating 172 new graduates; of whom 135 are with us.  As of today, you are starting your professional careers and embracing your hopes for a successful ...
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Readout of President Trump’s Call with President Beji Caid Essebsi

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 17, 2017 Readout of the President’s Call with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia to discuss Tunisia’s democratic transition and our counterterrorism partnership. President Trump praised Tunisia’s stability and security ...
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Second Anniversary of the U.S.-Tunisia Science ‎& Technology Cooperation Agreement

Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Moeling and Khalil Amiri, Secretary of State to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, celebrate the second anniversary of the U.S.-Tunisia Science ‎& Technology Cooperation Agreement by opening a research seminar between American and Tunisian researchers.
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary of Commerce Arun M. Kumar at the Tunisia2020 Investment Conference

Remarks by Assistant Secretary of Commerce Arun M. Kumar at the Tunisia2020 Investment Conference U.S. EMBASSY TUNIS MARDI 29 NOVEMBRE 2016 Mr. President, Ministers,Your Excellencies, and distinguished representatives, thank you for the opportunity to join you today. As we approach the six year anniversary of Tunisia’s revolution, we must reflect upon the magnitude of the ...
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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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Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the NESCA, statement at the Synagogue Event in Djerba

Let me begin by thanking our hosts, the Jewish community of Djerba, their Muslim neighbors, and the Government and people of Tunisia, for organizing today’s pilgrimage. The Lag b’Omer celebration is a very special moment for all who attend. It is my pleasure to join Special Envoy Forman and Chargé d’Affaires Hanson in attending the ...
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Statement by Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security

Statement by Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Leading a Congressional Delegation to Tunisia Tunis, May 6-8, 2016 We applaud Tunisia for its democratic leadership, and our delegation sends a strong message on behalf of the U.S. Congress and the American people:   you are a close ally, and you have our ...
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Antony J. Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, Remarks on Supporting Tunisia’s Transition

Antony J. Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, Remarks on Supporting Tunisia’s Transition at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Good morning. Thank you all very, very much. Minister Brahim, it is wonderful to see you, to be with you today. Ambassador Gouia, my friend, Minister Muashar, also very good to see you again, and so many ...
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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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Thomas Shannon Op/Ed: The United States and Tunisia: Deepening Partnership

Thomas Shannon Op/Ed The United States and Tunisia:  Deepening Partnership Tunisia is the only country to successfully transition from its Arab Spring revolution to the founding of a democracy.  As such, Tunisia has captured the attention, interest, and sympathy of the world.  During a four-country tour of the Maghreb and Sahel, my first trip as ...
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Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Met with the “Heroes Build” Team

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon met with the core team of the U.S. Embassy funded project entitled Heroes Build  inTunis.  Heroes Build team members delivered a two-fold presentation: a general overview about the program and a video showcasing the series of completed graffiti tags and concerts.  The Under Secretary of ...
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Joint Statement by the Republic of Tunisia and the United States of America

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC  At the second Strategic Dialogue today in Tunis, Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche and Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed the strategic importance of the partnership between Tunisia and the United States. They discussed Tunisia’s bold economic reform agenda and Tunisia’s commitment to protect hard-won freedoms in the face ...
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Senior U.S. Officials Meet with Tunisian Civil Society Ahead of Strategic Dialogue

As the second US-Tunisia Strategic Dialogue got underway in Tunis, senior U.S. and Tunisian government officials met on November 12th with representatives of Tunisian civil society in a dialogue hosted by the NGO Search for Common Ground. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski and USAID Assistant Administrator for the ...
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USAID Programs in Tunisia: 35 Years of Partnership for Development

The Information Resource Center organized its second “Meet a Diplomat” event featuring USAID Senior Development Advisor Kay Freeman. A diverse group of researchers, students and professionals came to hear Ms. Freeman discuss 35 years of partnership between Tunisia and USAID. Ms. Freeman traced the history of USAID in Tunisia since the sixties and outlined how ...
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AS for NEA Anne Patterson, AS for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski Visit Tunisia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will travel to Tunis, Tunisia. Their visit will highlight U.S. support for Tunisia’s democratic government as it promotes prosperity, security, and human rights for all Tunisians. Assistant Secretaries ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Caid Essebsi of Tunisia after Bilateral Meeting

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is a great pleasure to welcome back President Caid Essebsi to the Oval Office. We had the opportunity to meet early in the aftermath of the political transition that had begun in Tunisia. And it was very gratifying to hear about the ...
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Kerry, Tunisian Minister Marzouk on U.S.-Tunisia Agreement

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. REMARKS Secretary of State John Kerry And Tunisian Minister for Political Affairs Mohsen Marzouk Blair House MODERATOR: His Excellency Mohsen Marzouk, Minister-Advisor in Charge of Political Affairs, and the Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State, will now sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Discusses Tunisia’s Economic and Commercial Future at Business Roundtable Event

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisian government officials, and American business leaders for an open dialogue on how to strengthen Tunisia’s economy and on how the country can translate its remarkable political transition into sustainable economic progress. Secretary Pritzker highlighted the importance ...
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The U.S. Stands Ready to Help Tunisia Realize Its Democratic Promise

Washington Post Opinion By Barack Obama and Béji Caïd Essebsi Barack Obama and Béji Caïd Essebsi are, respectively, the presidents of the United States and Tunisia.  Amid the turmoil that so often dominates the headlines, it can be tempting to think that all of North Africa and the Middle East is gripped by disorder.  But in Tunisia, where ...
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Statement by the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira Forman on Lag B’Omer Pilgrimage in Djerba, Tunisia

I am honored to attend this year’s Lag B’Omer pilgrimage in Djerba, a historic center of North African Judaism.  Since entering the role of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism for the United States Government in 2013, I have visited many Jewish communities, including across Europe and South America. I am always heartened by ...
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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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Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken Press Statement

I am honored to be here today to represent the Government of the United States and to reiterate our commitment to and support for the government and people of Tunisia. I just had a good meeting with Prime Minister Essid. Before that, I sat down with Foreign Minister Baccouche, Minister of Interior Gharsalli, Minister of ...
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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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Ambassador Anne W. Patterson Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Remarks at: “Invest in Tunisia: Start-up Democracy”

Good afternoon. Prime Minister Joma’a, Prime Minister Valls, colleagues.  It’s an honor to address all of you today. Tunisia is succeeding in this transition thanks to its commitment to political consensus at home and economic engagement with the world.  We would like to commend Tunisia for the strategic, sector-by-sector approach it is taking to attract ...
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SIGNING OF AGREEMENT ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF $5.5 MILLION IN NEW SCHOLARSHIPS AND EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Taoufik Jelassi and U.S. Ambassador Jake Walles signed an Agreement on Science and Technology Cooperation today to strengthen bilateral scientific, technological and educational cooperation.  To support further exchange in the domain of science and technology pursuant to the new agreement, Ambassador Walles also announced two new programs. The ...
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Government of Tunisia Issues $500 Million Bond with U.S. Guarantee

Today, the Government of Tunisia closed on its offering of a $500 million sovereign bond issuance guaranteed by the United States of America, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). As President Obama noted during the April 2014 visit of Tunisian Prime Minister Joma’a to Washington, this loan guarantee is only one part ...
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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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United States Signs $500 million Loan Guarantee Agreement with Tunisia

Today, the United States and Tunisia signed a loan guarantee agreement which will allow Tunisia to access up to $500 million in affordable financing from international capital markets.  The loan guarantee underscores the United States’ commitment to the people of Tunisia and their democratic transition. The loan guarantee agreement is designed to support Tunisia as ...
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U.S.-Tunisia Joint Statement on Strategic Partnership

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary In their meeting today at the White House, President Obama and Prime Minister Jomaa reaffirmed the strategic partnership between the United States and Tunisia. The two leaders discussed the historic progress made in Tunisia as its political and civil society leaders have worked together to advance Tunisia’s ...
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U.S.-Tunisia Strategic Dialogue

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 3, 2014 Today, the United States and Tunisia launched the first-ever U.S.-Tunisia Strategic Dialogue. The Dialogue focused on areas in which the United States and Tunisia can expand their relationship to address challenges facing Tunisia: economy and investment, security, and governance and partnerships. Deputy Secretary of ...
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