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Business Reforms in Tunisia

= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative =  Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB2018

Paying Taxes: Tunisia made paying taxes costlier by introducing a new exceptional corporate income tax contribution.

DB2017

Getting Credit: Tunisia strengthened credit reporting by starting to distribute historical credit information and credit information from a telecommunications company.

DB2016

Paying Taxes: Tunisia made paying taxes less costly for companies by reducing the corporate income tax rate.

Trading across Borders: Tunisia reduced border compliance time for both exporting and importing by improving the efficiency of its state-owned port handling company and investing in port infrastructure at the port of Rades.

DB2015

Paying Taxes: Tunisia made paying taxes less costly for companies by reducing the corporate income tax rate.

Trading across Borders: In Tunisia trading across borders became more difficult because of a deterioration in port infrastructure (for example, in loading and unloading equipment) and inadequate terminal space.

DB2014

Starting a Business: Tunisia made starting a business more difficult by increasing the cost of company registration.

DB2011

Paying Taxes: Tunisia introduced the use of electronic systems for payment of corporate income tax and value added tax.

Trading across Borders: Tunisia upgraded its electronic data interchange system for imports and exports, speeding up the assembly of import documents.

DB2010

Protecting Minority Investors: Tunisia strengthened investor protections by enhancing approval and disclosure requirements for related-party transactions.

Paying Taxes: Tunisia made paying taxes more costly for companies by increasing employers’ social security contribution rate.

Trading across Borders: Tunisia reduced the time required for trading across borders by enabling traders to electronically submit most documents required to clear cargo through the TradeNet single-window system—though traders must still bring the original copies to customs for verification.

DB2009

Starting a Business: Tunisia made starting a business easier by eliminating the paid-in minimum capital requirement.

Getting Credit: Tunisia improved access to credit information by beginning to collect and distribute more detailed credit information from banks (including both positive and negative information) and guaranteeing by law the right of individuals and firms to inspect their credit data in all central bank offices.

Protecting Minority Investors: Tunisia strengthened investor protections by allowing minority investors to request in court the rescission of related-party transactions that harm the company.

Paying Taxes: Tunisia made paying taxes easier for companies by introducing the option of téléliquidation, in which companies complete an online declaration of taxes while paying the taxes at a tax office.

Trading across Borders: Tunisia increased the time for importing by introducing a requirement for freight arriving at the port to be accompanied by a unit of the customs authority.

DB2008

Registering Property: Tunisia reduced the time needed to register property by computerizing property registry files.

Getting Credit: Tunisia’s public credit registry eliminated the minimum threshold for loans included in its database, improving access to credit information.

Paying Taxes: Tunisia made paying taxes less costly for companies by reducing the corporate income tax rate.