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Tunisia import restrictions to hinder trade with EU

European and Tunisian economic observers are concerned over new technical measures for clearing imports into Tunisia that could limit imports that support Tunisia’s industries and trade.
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A letter allegedly sent by Leon Delvaux, the acting director of the European Union, to the Tunisian Minister for Trade and Industry was leaked by the Tunisian news site Tunisie Numerique. It expressed deep concerns over complicated new import regulations that the European Commission for Trade says could restrict imports from the EU.

Al-Monitor contacted the European Commission for Trade, whose spokesperson replied, “We do not comment on leaks. We can only confirm that we have some concerns in relation to certain measures adopted by Tunisia that could potentially restrict EU imports. We are in contact with the Tunisian authorities with the aim of removing such restrictions.”

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