Tunisian delegation shares Georgian experience on Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas
April 2, 2019
On 12-14 March 2019, one of the “3 DCFTAs” (Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas) consortium members,Reformatics, hosted the Tunisian DCFTA negotiating team in Georgia. The aim of the visit was to share the Georgian experience of DCFTA negotiation process with the EU and its implementation perspectives, in order to better prepare the upcoming round of EU-Tunisia DCFTA negotiations.
The team of Reformatics shared its expertise related to DCFTA and provided practical advice on the content of and approach to negotiations. In addition, Reformatics organized meetings of the Tunisian delegation with government ministries in charge of DCFTA implementation as well as the customs clearance zone to demonstrate the successful Georgian experience of customs reforms and trade facilitation.
The EU and Tunisia launched negotiations for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area on 13 October 2015 in Tunis. The overall goal of these negotiations is to create new trade and investment opportunities and bring about the better integration of Tunisia’s economy into the EU single market. The DCFTA will also support ongoing economic reforms in Tunisia and bring Tunisian legislation closer to that of the EU in trade-related areas.