“SOS EXPORT” service upgraded to address problems of economic operators (CEO of Foreign Trade)

The "SOS EXPORT" service has been upgraded through the creation of an online network on the web portal of foreign trade, CEO of Foreign Trade at the Trade and of Export Development Ministry Dorra El Borgi said Monday. Speaking at an information day held on the launch of the foreign trade online portal, El Borgi said it brings together all the public structures concerned with the export operations. 'By upgrading the "SOS EXPORT" service, we seek to solve the problems encountered by economic operators, namely exporters," The CEO added. This initiative is part of activating the national programme of urgent reforms, in particular, Measure 41 on easing procedures with a view to boosting exports. The official said thanks to the "SOS SERVICE", service providers will be able to make decisions on export-related matters and identify solutions to problems as quickly as possible. To boost investment, the Trade Ministry plans to organise a second edition of the Higher Council of Exports and create a Foreign Trade National Council, with the participation of representatives from the private sector and relevant ministries. El Borgi pointed out that Tunisian export figures "were positive" in the first four months of 2023, posting a 7% increase to 20.2 billion dinars compared to the same period of the previous year. As a result, Tunisia's trade deficit recorded a decrease. UTAP Representative Abdelkader Hajlaoui underlined that the modernisation of the "SOS Export" service will help anchor transparency and simplify export procedures considered as an independent value chain. He highlighted the key role of the agriculture and fisheries sector in Tunisia in achieving food sovereignty as well as boosting development and economic recovery.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

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