Investment Incentives in Tunisia

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Incentives or guarantees

Forms of Aid
- Tax relief on income or profits reinvested, up to 35% of income or profits subject to tax
- Exemption from Customs duty on capital goods when nothing similar is manufactured locally
- VAT limited to 10% when importing capital goods
- Possibility of choosing the regime of sliding scale amortizement for production material and equipment which is used for more than seven years.
Privileged Domains
Creating jobs, national and regional development, the agri-food field, protection of the environment, aid for Research and Development.
Privileged Geographical Zones
There are two free zones in Tunisia:
- the Bizerte Free Zone
- the Zarzis Free Zone.
Country Risk

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Tax incentives offered to foreign investors

Special tax treatments
New investments, mainly in agriculture, industrial service and tourism sectors benefit from tax incentives, including full or partial exemption from corporate and income tax, VAT on imports, customs duties and consumption tax. Tax relief may also be obtained for reinvested earnings and profits, but a 10% corporate tax rate will be introduce in January 2011 on corporations involved in export or established in Activities Parks and on international trade companies. For more information on tax incentive programs you can contact the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA).
Useful Links
Agency for the Promotion of Investment
The Tunisian Export Exchange

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