Two hundred foreign companies have left Tunisia from 2011 to date, said Noureddine Zekri, Director General of the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA) at a press conference held Monday, July 9, on the occasion of the presentation of the UNCTAD “World Investment Report 2012.”
According to the Director General of FIPA, the figure of 200 closures is not surprising since the average annual closure is around 100.
These closures have involved mainly companies that are not solid. The sector most affected by these closures is that of subcontracting in the textile and clothing field. “But there is not really a structured company that left Tunisia,” he said.
In 2011, the number of foreign companies that had left Tunisia was about 172.