Tunisia

Jul. 29, 2021

World Bank Member to Provide Small Tunisian Growers With Advisory Services and Training

With climate change becoming an increasing threat, the new training initiative aims to boost the North African country's small-scale producers' resilience to adverse weather events.

Jul. 13, 2021

U.K. Drops Tariffs on Tunisian Olive Oil Imports After Signing Trade Deal

Tunisia can now export up to 7,723 tons of olive oil to the United Kingdom duty-free, more than was exported in 2019.

Jun. 7, 2021

After Poor Harvest, a Record Year for Tunisia at World Olive Oil Competition

Tunisian producers overcame the lack of rainfall in 2020 and earned a record-high tally of 30 awards at the 2021 NYIOOC.

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May. 6, 2021

Lower Yields in Tunisia Push Prices Higher

The growth in packaged olive oil exports has helped fuel the increase in prices per unit.

Mar. 10, 2021

Tunisia Works With Producers to Add Value to Branded Exports

Olive oil exporters in Tunisia hope to double exports of bottled olive oil in the next five years. The government plans to help by easing bureaucratic hurdles and promoting quality.

Feb. 6, 2021

A Pioneering Blind Sensory Panel in Tunisia

A group of young blind Tunisians seeks certification of its tasting panel program.

Apr. 29, 2020

Tunisia Exports 146,000 Tons of Olive Oil Amid Covid-19 Crisis

While Tunisia's exports of olive oil slowed during the coronavirus crisis, the country had seen relative success in continuing activity and reaching foreign markets.

Feb. 3, 2020

Troubles Persist for Tunisian Olive Oil, As Officials Hope to Turn a Corner

Bureaucratic and technological hurdles, decreasing olive oil prices and political difficulties may hinder ambitious plans to expand the Tunisian olive oil sector.

Jan. 16, 2020

Tunisian Olive Oil Producer Will Use Blockchain Technology to Fight Fraud

Combating food fraud and ensuring authenticity will be an important part of a company’s success moving forward.

Nov. 5, 2019

Algerian Runner Abed El-Hachemi Wins 7th Olive Tree Marathon in Sfax

El-Hachemi finished first again with a 2:44 finish at the 2019 Marathon of the Olive Trees.

Oct. 17, 2019

Tunisia Expects Record-Setting Harvest

Thanks to above average rainfall, Tunisia is set for a record harvest, with predictions of a yield of 350,000 tons.

Oct. 9, 2019

Better Harvests Predicted in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia

A European Commission report predicts a three percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.

Aug. 8, 2019

Tunisia Predicts a Bumper Olive Harvest

A strong season would be a ray of light for the North African country, which has been thrown into a heightened state of political turmoil by the recent death of president Beji Caid Essebsi.

May. 26, 2017

Tunisia's Exports to EU Fall Despite Increased Duty-Free Quotas

Supplementary duty-free import quotas granted by the EU in 2016 have not resulted in an increase in Tunisian olive oil exports to the EU.

Apr. 26, 2017

Production, Exports Down in Tunisia but Optimism Remains High

Tunisian olive oil production and exports are down for this season as the country plans further investments in the sector.

Mar. 16, 2017

One Year After EU Allows Duty-Free Tunisian Imports, Italian Producers Assure Strict Controls

Assitol is pushing for transparency to dispel concerns over duty-free Tunisian imports while proposing the extension of computerized monitoring and supporting the new inter-trade organization to ensure more product guarantees.

Jan. 11, 2017

Tunisian Olive Oil Production Down 55 Percent

Tunisia's drop in olive oil production is a further blow to the North African country which is already suffering an ailing economy, social unrest and security concerns.

Dec. 15, 2016

Tunisian Olive Oil Industry Reaches New Heights

The Tunisian olive oil is flourishing after the Europe's decision to waive taxes on Tunisian oil imports and grant substantial financial help to the country.

Dec. 13, 2016

Tunisian President Celebrates 90th Birthday by Hosting 2020 Conference

2020 was not Tunisia's first attempt at luring international investors. In 2014 Tunisia hosted 'Invest in Tunisia' which failed to seduce foreign money.

Dec. 12, 2016

Gherib Brahim Wins 'Marathon of the Olive Trees'

The spirit of the marathon was perfectly portrayed by French Runner Dofosse Gilles who crossed the finish line carrying a leafy olive branch. The crowd erupted into cheers and applause at Gilles' gesture and the symbol of peace.

Nov. 28, 2016

Sfax, Capital of Arab Culture, Hosts First International Olive Oil Festival

The Sfax Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIS) organized the first International Festival of the Olive Oil to link Tunisian olive oil exporters with international buyers and importers.

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