Ease of Doing Business in


This page summarizes Doing Business 2014 data for Tunisia. The first table lists the overall "Ease of Doing Business" rank (out of 189 economies) and the rankings by each topic. It also lists the economy's distance to frontier (DTF)** measure. The rest of the tables summarize the key indicators for each topic and benchmark against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.

Economy Overview

Region Middle East & North Africa
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 10,777,500
GNI Per Capita (US$) 4,150
City covered Tunis
Doing Business 2014 Rank Doing Business 2013 Rank*** Change in Rank
51 49 down -2

Doing Business 2014 DTF** (% points) Doing Business 2013 DTF** (% points) Change in DTF** (% points)
68.66 68.59 down 0.07
Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Doing Business reform making it more difficult to do business.

Starting a Business


The challenges of launching a business are shown below. Included are: the number of steps entrepreneurs can expect to go through to launch, the time it takes on average, and the cost and minimum capital required as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.

DB 2014 Rank 70 DB 2013 Rank*** 63 Change in Rank down-7
DB 2014 DTF** (% points) 81.07 DB 2013 DTF** (% points) 81.14 Change in DTF** (% points) down-0.07

Information on new business density and number of newly created firms with limited liability can be found at Entrepreneurship Database.

Indicator Tunisia Middle East & North Africa OECD

The total number of procedures required to register a firm. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company founders with external parties (for example, government agencies, lawyers, auditors or notaries).

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Procedures (number)
10 8 5

The total number of days required to register a firm. The measure captures the median duration that incorporation lawyers indicate is necessary to complete a procedure with minimum follow-up with government agencies and no extra payments.

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Time (days)
11.0 19.8 11.1

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. It includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law.

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Cost (% of income per capita)
4.7 28.9 3.6

The amount that the entrepreneur needs to deposit in a bank or with a notary before registration and up to 3 months following incorporation and is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita.

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Paid-in Min. Capital (% of income per capita)
0.0 45.4 10.4
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Deposit capital in a bank opened in the name of the company to be incorporated 1 day no charge
2 Register the Articles of Association with the tax administration in Guichet Unique (API) desk and obtain a certificate attesting that a declaration has been filed 1 day TND 150
3 File declaration of existence with the Tax Control Desk (Contrôle des Impôts) and obtain carte d’identification fiscale 1 day no charge
4 Deposit documents at the Greffe du Tribunal 1 day TND 15
5 Advertise in the Official Gazette (JORT) with the Government Printing Office 7 days TND 100
* 6 Register with the Registre du Commerce at the Greffe du Tribunal 1 day (simultaneous with previous procedure) TND 5 per excerpt, 3 excerpts are needed
* 7 Register for social security 1 day (simultaneous with previous procedure) TND 5
* 8 Get inspected by the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) 1 day (simultaneous with previous procedure) no charge
* 9 File a declaration with the labor inspectorate 1 day (simultaneous with previous procedure) no charge
* 10 Make company seal 1 day (simultaneous with previous procedure) TND 10
* Takes place simultaneously with another procedure.

** The distance to frontier (DTF) measure shows the distance of each economy to the "frontier," which represents the highest performance observed on each of the topics including Getting Electricity across all economies included in Doing Business. An economy’s distance to frontier is indicated on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest performance and 100 the frontier. Read more...

***Last year's rankings are adjusted: they are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

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