African market only accounts for 2.5 pct of Tunisian exports: employers' union

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  • Monday, 29 May 2023

TUNIS, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Only 2.5 percent of Tunisia's exports go to the African market, official Tunis Afrique Presse reported Sunday, citing the head of a Tunisian employers' union.

Tarak Cherif, president of the Confederation of Citizen Enterprises of Tunisia, proposed to diversify the markets by mobilizing the financing for companies to facilitate their access and positioning on the African continent.

"We must also think about encouraging the establishment of Tunisian banks in these countries and finding quick solutions to the problem of the absence of diplomatic representations in several countries on the continent," Cherif said.

"Among the solid foundations that must be put in place to enhance trade with Africa, is to provide logistical means for export, especially sea and air transport," he added.

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