It is in the perspective of boosting the economic and trade cooperation relations between Tunisia and Cameroon, that a Tunisian Multi-sector Business Delegation led by the CEPEX in collaboration with the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Center (CCIC) and under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Yaoundé travelled to the Cameroonian economic metropolis, Douala, from July to 3, 2019.
The delegation includes about fifteen exporting companies operating in the sectors of building materials and sanitary articles, pharmaceuticals, electricity, services (consulting and training, projects in the oil and gas sector) and agri-food products (olive oil, pasta, canned food …).
As such, a Tunisia-Cameroon Business Forum was organized in the presence of the President of the Cameroon Chamber of Commerce, Mining Industry and Crafts (CCIMA), the chairman of the Cameroonian employers’ organization (ECAM) and Tunisia’s ambassador in Yaoundé.
In addition to the inaugural ceremony during which Cameroonian and Tunisian officials presented the business climate and opportunities for economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries, the forum’s program included targeted B2B meetings with the main Cameroonian operators followed by companies.
It should be noted that the first day of the forum has drained a hundred Cameroonian operators and coverage of major local media through the presence of twenty journalists.
By producing 40% of the GDP of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), Cameroon enjoys a regional and international reputation.
With GDP growth estimated at 4.4% in 2019 compared to the estimated 3% for the CEMAC zone, Cameroon is certainly the Hub of Commerce for the entire Central African zone.
Trade between Tunisia and Cameroon recorded a steady growth with a surplus balance in favor of Tunisia of 65 million dinars in 2018 against 3 million for imports. Margarine, cement and plaster capture half of our exports to Cameroon.