Some 2,000 companies have presented, to date, their applications for the platform “Tunisia e-Business Network”.
The project aims at strengthening the capacity of Tunisian SMEs to take better advantage of the opportunities offered by virtual marketplaces, head of the project, Meher Ben Sédrine told TAP news agency.
This platform, launched on 14 January 2015 and to be completed May 15, 2016, aims at integrating 5,000 multi-sector companies, free of charge and irrespective of the size of companies, he added.
He noted that that “Tunisia e-Business Network helps, in particular, to promote the export of Tunisian companies in the international market and win new business opportunities.”
A working meeting with the e-commerce consultants to define a framework of cooperation and collaboration about this platform has been organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tunis (CCIT) to present the project and involve them in supporting member companies of the platform.
SMEs will benefit from specialized training, customized coaching and an active presence on the platform.
This confirmed visibility will lead to export transactions, assured the CCIT.
The project financed to the tune of 40% by the Embassy of the US (250 thousand dollars) was implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and the World Bank.