TUNISIA: EU, 20 MLN TO SUPPORT COMPETITIVENESS
The European Union launched in Tunis the program to support competitiveness of services (PACS) for Tunisia. The program funded by the European Union with a donation of 20 million euro aims to support economic operators in various sectors, providing them with more tools to be more competitive in international markets. The areas included in the program are: healthcare, transport, logistics, telecommunications and tourism. The PACS program has three priorities: strategic support to the Ministry of Commerce, direct technical assistance to about 500 businesses and support the implementation of a quality insurance system for 30 public and private hospitals. The service sector in Tunisia accounts for 63.3% of the national GDP. “The program allows Tunisian economic actors to address the challenge of innovation and make their products more competitive, while helping to create growth and jobs in the regions”, Laura Baeza said.