Tunisia has tried, with the national industrial strategy 2016, to leave the conventional sectors to move towards promising sectors with a high added value, in order to create jobs for graduates.

The sectors of the textile and agro-food industry, the mechanical, electrical and mechanical, ICTs have been identified as priority areas.

According to the Treaty of the Tunisian enterprise, developed by the Institute of Arab heads of companies, it is necessary to move up the range with more services in the product.

The best example is the textile industry, where the government, in collaboration with professionals, has launched a specific support program to tackle the anomalies, increase the added value and avoid direct competition from Chinese products.

This program consists of 70% public aid for all intangible actions. It is divided into four axes, including the technical, financial, marketing and expansion of the priority technology investment program benefits (ITP) to specific intangible investments.

The technical assistance is to strengthen the awareness and technical advice to 600 companies, in providing guarantees, technical assistance and coaching to optimize production and increase investments, as well as in assisting companies to switch from subcontracting to co-contracting and the finished product and the elaboration of quality plans within companies.


Source: medNews