NEW TUNISIAN AGENCY SET UP TO BOOST E-COMMERCE

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A new agency has been recently set up to supervise, guide and advise small and medium enterprises, as well as other enterprises in their e-trading dealings. The agency which is called the Technical Agency for the Promotion of Electronic Commerce was set up under the aegis of the Tunisian Ministry of Commerce and Handicrafts. It will consist of a one stop shop which will gather all the procedures necessary to the launching of sites, the selling of goods, as well as on line services.

Observers note that the number of on line transactions has strongly increased from 7,658 in 2005 to reach 63,000 transactions in 2006, representing an increase of 800%. However e-commerce remains relatively little developed in the country with only 250 e-commerce sites out of a total of 4566 sites.

(SOURCE:  Tunisia Online)