Tunisia: Food and Feed Safety Law
This report contains an unofficial translation of Tunisia's draft law on food and feed safety, approved by the People's Assembly on February 12, 2019. The law now currently awaits the President's signature. Key measures in the law include the creation of a National Authority for Food Safety as well as a National Agency for Risk Assessment, both of which would report to the Minister of Health. The law allows for a two-year transitional period and repeals and replaces a number of measures in Tunisia's Law on Animal Husbandry. Once finalized, effectively all of Tunisia's current underlying regulations on food and feed safety will remain in force until replaced by the new authority. The law has not yet been notified to the WTO. Tunisia's imports of affected food and feed products total over $2 billion annually with the United States accounting for five percent market share.