Quick Summary: The UK government signed a trade and political continuity agreement with Tunisia in London on October 4, 2019.
Agreement will ensure British businesses and consumers benefit from continued access to the Tunisian market after we leave the EU.
UK & Tunisia Partnership at a glance:
- Trade between the UK and Tunisia was worth £378 million in 2018.
- The UK has now secured trade with countries accounting for £100 billion.
- The agreement will ensure British businesses and consumers benefit from continued access to the market after we leave the EU.
Security Challenges strengthen the relationship…
Since the terrorist attack in Sousse in June 2015, which targeted tourists, the UK government has been working closely with the Tunisian authorities to investigate the attack and the wider threat from terrorist groups. The Tunisian government has improved protective security in major cities and tourist resorts.
Even with all the security coordination and cooperation on the ground the UK FCO continues to advise it’s citizens that due to the state of emergency that is still in place and recent security incidents; they MUST stay informed and practice good security awareness.
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The Agreement will ensure British businesses and consumers benefit from continued trade with Tunisia after we leave the European Union. It provides, among other trade benefits, tariff-free trade of industrial products together with liberation of trade in agricultural, agri-food and fisheries products.
For more information on this development: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-tunisia-sign-continuity-agreement