قراءة في سبل تحقيق التثمين الصناعي لزيت الزيتون التونسي

ليس سرّا أن زيت الزيتون التونسي، وهو من أهم الثروات والصادرات الوطنية، يصدّر بنسبة 80 إلى 90 بالمائة كمنتوج خام وتخسر تونس نتيجة لذلك آلاف المليارات من الموارد بالعملة الصعبة لفائدة الأطراف الخارجية الأوروبية وخاصة إيطاليا، التي تستحوذ بهذه الطريقة منذ الاستقلال على جل المداخيل المتأتية من إعادة تصدير هذه الثروة بعلامات تجارية إيطالية بعد إنجاز عمليات التثمين الصناعي والتعليب وغيرها، وهي الأنشطة ذات القيمة المضافة العالية المرتبطة بما يسمى بشبكة القيمة التي تحتاج إلى تكنولوجيات وتقنيات صناعية متطوّرة.

EU “support” for Tunisia: loans and free trade to remedy terrorism

With each measure of “support” the EU has offered Tunisia—whether in the form of a sizable loan for security reforms, or a free trade agreement for economic growth—particular emphasis has been placed on the recent successes and imperative role of civil society in the country’s path to democracy. But if what Tunisian civil society demands is a shifting of the scales and relations based on reciprocity, is Europe really prepared to listen?

Export Starts Here – State Funding and Regulatory Reform for Packaged Tunisian Olive Oil

Peak season of olive oil production having recently come to an end, the month of April has seen a host of competitions in cities across the globe to discern this year’s highest quality olive oils and acknowledge outstanding producers. On 16 April, the third annual Awards Ceremony for The Best Packaged Tunisian Olive Oil took place at the Hotel Ramada Plaza in Gammarth. Some two hundred business-owners, foreign diplomats, ministers, and press were present to honor the winning producers—Al Jazira, Ulysse Agro Industries, and El Baraka respectively—of twenty-two competing companies.

An Excellent Season for Tunisian Olive Oil…and EU Stoppers Influx to Europe

At the beginning of March, another modification was issued via Committee Implementing Regulation 2015/380 to suspend the issuing of importation certificates and to respond to requests for olive oil with an allocation coefficient of 5,451531%. In order to understand how these regulations reflect and effect the production and export of Tunisian olive oil, Nawaat visited the Tunisian Board of Olive Oil (ONH) in Tunis.

An ‘Excellent Season’ for Tunisian Olive Oil…and the EU and US make ready to soak it up

Articles and reports in foreign media on Tunisian olive oil have been manifold since the beginning of the year, prompted by an EU regulation to accommodate Tunisia’s “excellent season” and US interest in promoting and facilitating the export of Tunisian olive oil to the States. The following is an overview of Tunisia’s olive oil industry and affiliated ministries, institutions, and foreign markets who influence the production and export of Tunisia’s historically symbolic and gastronomically essential commodity, ingredient, source of wealth.