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The Republic of Tunisia

Tunisia – Fact File
Country name Tunisian Republic
Population 10.1 million – July 2007 estimate
Languages Arabic [official], French [commercial],
Berber [in rural areas]
Currency Tunisian Dinar [TD] = 1,000 millimes
Official Religion Islam
Capital Tunis
Business Hours Government Offices & States Enterprises:
08:30 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 17:45 [Monday to Thursday]
08:30 to 13:30 [Friday and Saturday]
Banks: 08:00 to 11:00 and 14:15 to 16:15 [Monday to Friday]
Commercial Offices: 08:00 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 18:00 [Monday to Thursday]
08:30 to 12:00 [Saturday]
Hours vary during Summer/Winter months
Embassy requirements and legalisation fees
All shipments to Tunisia must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin and along with an Invoice must be certified by the JA-ICC. If legalisation is required then our Chamber will arrange legalisation by the relevant Embassy.
A Halal Certificate stating that slaughter was according to Muslim law must accompany fresh, frozen meat and poultry.
Health and Radiation Certificates are often required for food, and poultry consignment.
Legalisation fees are a fixed fee of €126.00 per commercial document.
Tunisian Union for Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts
Union Tunisienne pour le Commerce, l'Industrie et l'Artisanat (UTICA)
103, Av. de la Liberté,
1002 Tunis Belvédère,
Tel.: (+216 71) 780 366
Fax: (+216 71) 782 143 or 801 189
Please note that Embassies rules and regulations can and do change overnight. We bear no responsibility for any such changes. Any changes that do take place will be passed directly to our customers.
We regret that we cannot under any circumstances, intercede or take responsibility for any transactions initiated directly between an exporter and an Embassy.
The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce [JA-ICC]: 60 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel: + 353 1 662 4451 / 662 1577        Fax: + 353 1 662 47 29        Email: 
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