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GAIN Report - TS5010

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negotiate shelve space and promotional activities with the supermarket chain. In any case U.S. exporters are encouraged to check the credentials of the importer.

Another alternative approach, especially for big exporters, could be to contact retailers directly as some of them have subsidiaries dealing with local and international procurement. USDA/FAS’ post in Tunisia offers its assistance for matching new-to-market exports with appropriate potential business partner or conducting specially tailored inquiries for U.S. companies seeking to conduct business in this emergent market.

Market access

Tunisia is a party to a variety of free trade agreements (FTA). Chief among them is the Tunisian European Association Agreement. This FTA is diverting a significant portion of agricultural trade at the expense of other trade partners including the U.S.

In the absence of preferential access, US-origin processed food items are faced by relatively high MFN tariffs.

Following is the current taxation system applying to a selection of grocery items.

Ketchup

2103 20 2000

60

29

Canned Tomatoes

2002 10 0000

73

6

Whole Peeled Tomatoes

2002 10 0000

73

29

Tomato Sauce

2103 20 4000

60

29

Tomato Paste

2002 90 0060

100

6

Mayonnaise

2103 90 9020

60

29

Peanut Butter

2008 11 1000

150

18

Cereal

1904 10 0040

73

29

Hot Sauce

2103 20 4000

60

29

Canned Vegetables

2005 51 2040

73

29

Honey

0409 00 0055

150

18

Mustard

2103 30 0000

60

29

Vinegar

2209 00 0000

73

18

Canned Beans

2005 59 0000

73

29

Jam

2007 10 0000

73

18

ITEM

HS CODE

Customs tariff %

VAT %

Source: Tunisian Customs service

Market structure

The following table presents the significant players in the modern segment of the Tunisian food retail sector:

UNCLASSIFIED

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

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