Tunisia: New Requirements Aim to Limit Consumer Good Imports

This report contains an unofficial translation of an instruction from the Ministry of Commerce to the Director General for Customs, instructing Customs to begin implementing additional technical import requirements for several imported goods with the objective of slowing imports. The additional requirements are not publically available and neither they nor this measure have been notified to the WTO. This measure adversely impacts $1 to 5 million of existing U.S. agricultural exports to Tunisia, including cheese, cocoa preparations, bread, pastry, cakes and wafers, prepared/preserved fruits and nuts, and sauces and mixed condiments. 

Tunisia: New Requirements Aim to Limit Consumer Good Imports