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HEAD OF TRADE OFFICE IN KENYA – EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF TUNISIA VISITS KNCCI

In July 2018, Tunisia became a member of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) after the northern Africa nation was ruled to meet the admission requirements.

Tunisia has a comparative advantage in construction and public works, electrical materials, food industry, pharmaceuticals and green economy and technologies.

As the countries foster relations, Kenya is looking to grow business in sectors and sub-sectors including tourism, maritime and fish processing, textiles, leather, agro-processing, oil, mining and gas, iron and steel.

Currently, the average balance of trade is in Tunisia’s favour. In 2017, exports to Tunisia were Sh29.27 million and while imports were valued at Sh63.47 million.

Today KNCCI Mombasa Chairman Mustafa Ramadhan met with the head of the Tunisian trade office in Kenya Mr. Slim Yahia and agreed that the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and industry in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Nairobi will host a Tunisia – Kenya business forum in Mombasa on 30th March 2020 at the Sarova Whitesands hotel.

In a Kenya-Tunisia Business Forum will set up trade linkages between that can harness on the northern country to grow trade volumes as it forms a gateway to the European market with a population of 400 million.

 

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