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On November 26, 2019, the Department of State published in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of request from Tunisia for cultural property protection [Public Notice: 10957] under Article 9 of the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. Tunisia’s request seeks US import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material representing Tunisia’s cultural patrimony. The notification of the request is published…

On 21 February, 2019, the Department for International Trade (DIT) issued guidance entitled, Existing trade agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, which sets out the status of those agreements (free trade agreements, economic partnership agreements, association agreements and customs union) that may not be in place by exit day. It also links to trade agreements that have been signed and mutual recognition agreements that have been signed.

On September 29, 2016, the Department of State published in the Federal Register an interim final rule [Public Notice: 9602] amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally (MNNA); reorganize the content in several paragraphs to clarify the intent of the ITAR; update defense trade policy regarding Eritrea, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire to reflect resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC); update defense trade policy regarding Sri Lanka to reflect the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016; and update defense trade policy regarding Vietnam to reflect a determination made by the Secretary of State.

  On 29 April 2016, the European Commission announced that the European Union and Tunisia are jointly making public the initial texts of the future Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) as proposed by the European Union (EU) and presented to Tunisian experts during the preliminary discussions in Tunis in October 2015 and during the first round of negotiations from 18 to 21 April 2016. Texts in the following 11 areas are made available to…

  On 18 April 2016, the Official Journal published Regulation (EU) 2016/580 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 April 2016 on the introduction of emergency autonomous trade measures for the Republic of Tunisia. The Regulation seeks to boost Tunisia’s economy following the terrorist attack of 26 June 2015 near Sousse, Tunisia by setting up an attractive and reliable market for Tunisia’s exports of olive oil by introducing autonomous trade measures allowing…

On 15 October 2014, Tunisia notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 30 September 2014 two safeguard investigations: one on fibreboard of wood (MDF) and the other on glass bottles. Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/TUN/3 and G/SG/N/6/TUN/4. A safeguard investigation seeks to determine whether increased imports of a product are causing, or is threatening to cause, serious injury to a domestic industry. All interested parties are invited to present their views…

On 24 October 2013, the European Commission announced that it had adopted proposals to extend the partial exemption from duty drawback prohibition in the origin protocols to the Association Agreements with Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia until 31 December 2015. These measures continue to allow imports free of customs duty into the EU of products originating in these countries, without them having to levy full customs duty on imported materials used in the…