The Tunisian economy, among the most competitive economies in Africa and the Arab world, offers businesses a better environment than that in the main competitor countries. The education level of the active population, the sound macroeconomic management and the quality of public institutions are particularly favourable to business competitiveness.
Foreign investment culture in Tunisia is not new. In the 1970s, a large number of foreign companies started settling in the country which became a key offshore destination.
Today, more than 3,350 foreign companies have settled in Tunisia providing over 354,000 jobs. In a business environment similar to that of many countries of southern Europe, they enjoy more attractive incentives.
During 2015, foreign investment (all sectors included) reached amounted to 2,365.9 M TND.