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Government to submit draft horizontal law to HPR in 2019

Published the:  06/12/2018

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(TAP) – "At the beginning of 2019, the Government will present to the House of People's Representatives (HPR) a horizontal bill, one of the urgent reforms that will enable Tunisia to become the 50th international rank and 3rd Arab and African rank, in the Doing Business Report, by 2020, "said Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Thursday.

Speaking at a conference devoted to the presentation of the strategy dedicated to improving Tunisia's ranking in the Doing Business report, Chahed said that this horizontal law will make it possible to remedy all the administrative failures in Tunisia, particularly those relating to granting authorisations, improving the investment climate and protecting the interests of investors.

Tunisia ranked 80th at the international level and 5th at the Arab and African level, in the Doing Business 2019 report, advancing by 8 places, compared to its 2018 ranking (88th place).

The Doing Business report, which is produced annually, assesses the performance of 190 countries around the world by presenting an analysis of national SME data as well as legislation on economic activities.

Chahed highlighted, in this regard, the government's concern to put in place in 2019 several other reforms. They includes removing Tunisia from the European blacklist of tax havens and the "high-risk" or "non-cooperative" legislation established by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to position itself ranked 50th in the 2020 Doing Business report.

The Prime Minister recalled the publication of the governmental decree n ° 417 fixing the activities requiring the obtaining of authorisations (relating essentially to the sectors of sovereignty, security, health and the teaching), within the framework of the reinforcement of the private initiative and investment, stressing that this preliminary list will be revised to further liberate the economy