Ministerial working session approves national strategy for development of automotive components industry

Tunis: The establishment of a national strategy for the development of the automotive components industry in Tunisia, as part of the development plans for 2023/2025 and 2026/2030, was decided at a ministerial working session chaired by Prime Minister Ahmed Hachani on Monday at the Government Palace in the Kasbah. It was also decided to update the database of available land ready for use by investors, especially for the implementation of major projects in the automotive industry, in close coordination with the investment structures concerned. The margin of preference granted to all products of Tunisian origin in public procurements, in particular automotive components, will be increased from 10% to 25% as part of the amendment to the decree regulating public procurements (Decree No. 2014-1039 of 13 March 2014). The aim is to reinforce the state's policy of favouring national products. During the meeting, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of promoting local industry, particularly in the automotive components sector, given its positive contribution to the national economy. For her part, the Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy, Fatma Thabet Chiboub, gave a presentation on the situation of the sector in Tunisia and the means to develop it, stressing that this sector has several comparative advantages, particularly in terms of appropriate training. The meeting was attended by Minister of Interior Kamel Feki, Minister of Finance Sihem Boughdiri Nemsia, Minister of Economy and Planning Feryel Ouerghi Sebai, Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy Fatma Thabet Chaiboub, Minister of Trade and Export Development Kalthoum Ben Rejab Gazzeh, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and acting minister of Cultural Affairs Moncef Boukthir, Minister of Public Works and Housing and acting minister of Transport Sara Zafarani Zanzari, and Minister of Environment Leila Cheikhaoui. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

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