Tunisia Operational Risk Report

Providing expert analysis on the risks and opportunities, examining the threats stemming from the labour market, logistics infrastructure, trade & investment regulations and crime & security.

Report covers 4 key areas of risk: Labour Market Risk, Logistics Risk, Trade and Investment Risk, and Crime and Security Risk.

Why you should buy this report

  • Understand the capabilities of the workforce  in order  to guard against any issues that might impact your business
  • Know the strengths and weaknesses of the country’s supply chain and utilities infrastructure and how this would support or challenge your operations
  • Evaluate how trade restrictions and investor-focused  legislation could present problems for your company
  • Gain insight on the greatest crime and security threats to your staff and business operations in the country.
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Tunisia Operational Risk Report
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The first published edition of the Tunisia Operational Risk Report provides investors with detailed insight on the practicalities and major risks of operating in Tunisia, whilst also comparing the country to the wider region.

The report examines the threats posed by the labour market, logistics infrastructure, trade & investment regulations and crime & security, providing an essential tool when operating in or looking to operate in the market.

Key Uses of the Report:

  • Labour Market Risk: Understand the capabilities of the workforce in order to guard against any issues that might impact your business
  • Logistics Risk: Know the strengths and weaknesses of the country’s supply chain and utilities infrastructure and how this would support or challenge your operations
  • Trade and Investment Risk: Evaluate how the trade restrictions & investor-focused legislation could present problems for your company
  • Crime and Security Risk: Discover the greatest threats to your staff and business operating in the country

The Tunisia Operational Risk Report by Business Monitor includes four major sections covering Labour Market Risk, Logistics Risk, Trade and Investment Risk and Crime and Security Risk.

Labour Market Risk:

What are the main risks to operating in Tunisia posed by the labour market?
The Report assesses the labour market risks facing businesses and investors in Tunisia regarding the availability and qualifications of the labour force and potential costs stemming from overregulated or restrictive labour markets.

Availability of Labour: This segment analyses the main risks facing businesses regarding the size of the labour force.

These include overall employment, female participation, life expectancy, demographic population deployment and forecasts for workforce size by sector. It also evaluates the basic skill set of the workforce, literacy and numeracy rates, and the quality of the primary educational infrastructure, compared with the wider region.

Education: Assessing the potential pressures facing businesses requiring a skilled labour force with secondary or tertiary education qualifications. This covers the quality, density and graduation rates for both secondary and tertiary education, with a particular focus on engineering, science, mathematics and technological graduates.

Labour Costs: This covers the challenges presented by regulations governing labour taxes, minimum wages, annual leave, severance pay, and foreign worker visas. It assesses the costs of employment that face businesses and investors. It also evaluates risk stemming from unionisation and strike activity, and the comparative rigidity of the labour market around regulations concerning the racial and gender demographic requirements for employment.

Key Benefits:

  • Evaluate Tunisia’s labour market risk profile against its regional peers and by 170 states globally, helping you understand the size, education and rigidity of the labour market in relation to other markets.
  • Guard against risks posed by a limited skilled labour pool, high costs and limited labour market flexibility, and the potential risks and costs associated with the importation of foreign skilled labour.

Logistics Risk:

What are the main risks to operating in Tunisia posed by the logistics and utilities?
The Report analyses the logistics risks facing Tunisia’s supply chains, utilising the Business Monitor Logistics Risk Index that compares levels of risk across 170 states worldwide.

Transport Network – This section assesses the extent and quality of Tunisia’s transport system broken down by mode, with supporting analysis on specific transport challenges such as congestion and underdeveloped infrastructure.

Trade Procedures and Governance – Providing ease of trading benchmarking, as well as analysis evaluating trade bureaucracy and its impact on import and export costs and lead times, and Tunisia’s level of connectivity to international trade routes.

Market Size and Utilities – Looking at the growth outlook of the market and the pressure this will place on the country’s supply chains. Providing analysis of utility costs and availability in Tunisia and their impact on sector specific supply chains.

Key Benefits:

  • Compare the supply chain risks between developing manufacturing hubs and commodity producing nations, by benchmarking Tunisia’s logistics risk profile against regional peers and by 170 states globally.
  • Prepare your company for any supply chain challenges as you expand your existing operations within Tunisia or consider moving into the market for the first time.

Trade and Investment Risk:

What are the main risks to operating in Tunisia posed by trade and investment?
The Report assesses the trade and investment risks facing businesses and investors in Tunisia via insights into FDI flows, key import and export markets, government intervention, taxation, and the development of the legal system.

Economic Openness: This segment presents the risks posed to businesses and investors looking to enter the country, assessing its overall openness to foreign direct investment, and attractiveness as an investment destination compared with its regional peers. The Report highlights key investment opportunities in specific sectors, and evaluates trade flows, main trading partners and products. It also analyses the development of the financial market, the density of the banking sector, availability of credit, and the sophistication of the market.

Government Intervention: Highlighting key risks stemming from the taxation system, to both resident and non-resident companies and individuals, together with a breakdown of the tax requirements. It also evaluates potential risks posed by the bureaucratic requirements surrounding businesses.

Legal Risk Analysis: Covering the observance of the rule of law and corruption, this section evaluates the main risks that investors and businesses face from the enforceability of contracts, together with property and intellectual property protection rights. It also assesses e-governance development and governmental transparency.

Key Benefits:

  • Benchmark Tunisia’s trade and investment risk profile against its regional peers and by 170 states globally, allowing easy comparison of investment and trade flow risks between markets.
  • Identify, evaluate and anticipate risks posed by financial market sophistication, favourable tax regimes and the comparative development of the legal system.

Crime and Security Risk:

What are the main risks to operating in Tunisia posed by crime and security?
The Report examines the crime and security risks faced by foreign business travellers and other expatriates in Tunisia, utilising the Business Monitor Crime and Security Risk Index of 170 states worldwide.

Criminal Risks – This section looks into the risks faced by foreign business travellers and expatriates from a full range of crimes, including petty crimes and nuisances, scams, assault, murder, kidnapping, and cyber crimes. It also examines the risks to foreign businesses from organised crime, and the competence and the reliability of local law enforcement agencies.

Terrorism Risks – Looks at the risks of a terrorist attack or major acts of political violence, based on the size, motivations, geographic spread, and capabilities of terrorist/extremist groups. It also assesses the country’s attractiveness as a target, transit point, or safe haven for international terror groups. The Report also looks at the effectiveness of Tunisia’s counterterrorism forces.

Interstate Security Risks – This section assesses the likelihood of the country becoming embroiled in international conflict, based on its existing and anticipated international disputes, bilateral and multilateral dispute resolution mechanisms, and any military alliances it has. It also assesses the country’s military capabilities in relation to potential aggressors.

Key Benefits:

  • Contrast the criminal, terrorism and interstate security risks of Tunisia against its regional peers and in relation to 170 states globally.
  • Protect your business against the threats of crime, terrorism, and international conflict when deciding whether to expand your existing operations in Tunisia or move into the market for the first time.
BMI View
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Table: Tunisia- Operational Risk
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SWOT
10
Operational Risk SWOT
10
Labour Market Risk
12
BMI View
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Table: Tunisia - Labour Market Risk
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SWOT
15
Education Analysis
17
General Education
18
Table: Tunisia and OECD Average Student Performance Scores, 2012
21
Tertiary Education
22
Availability of Labour Analysis
28
Availability Of Labour Analysis
28
Size Of Labour Force
29
Composition Of Labour
32
Table: Top 10 Source Countries For Immigrants, 2015
34
Labour Costs Analysis
36
Cost and Flexibility of Labour
37
Table: Tunisia Labour Regulations Governing Flexibility of Workforce
41
Logistics Risk
42
BMI View
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Table: Tunisia-Logistics Risk
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SWOT
45
Market Size and Utilities Analysis
47
Market Size and Utilities Availability Analysis
47
Utilities Costs and Reliability
48
Table: Electricity Risks
49
Table: Fuel Risks
51
Table: Telecommunications Risks
52
Table: Water Risks
55
Transport Network Analysis
57
Extent and Quality of Transport Network
58
Table: Road Risks
59
Table: Rail Risks
62
Table: Ports and Inland Waterways Risks
64
Table: Air Transport Risks
65
Trade Procedures and Governance Analysis
67
Ease And Cost Of Trade
68
Table: Export And Import Procedures
68
Table: Trade Procedures And Governance Risks
69
Trade and Investment Risk
70
BMI View
70
Table: Tunisia - Trade and Investment Risk
71
SWOT
73
Economic Openness Analysis
74
Trade Openness
75
Table: Tunisia - Top 5 Import Partners, 2009-2013, (USDmn)
80
Table: Tunisia - Free Trade Agreements
81
Investment Openness
81
Table: Free Trade Zones and Investment Incentives
85
Government Intervention Analysis
86
Taxation
87
Table: Business Tax
87
Table: Tunisia - Personal Income Tax
89
Financial Barriers
89
Legal Environment Analysis
93
Bureaucratic Environment
94
Table: Bureaucratic Procedures
94
Legal Environment
95
Crime and Security Risk
99
BMI View
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Table: Tunisia - Crime and Security Risk
101
SWOT
102
Conflict Risk Analysis
103
Terrorism and Political Violence
104
Table: Main Active Terrorist Groups in Tunisia
105
Interstate Conflict Risk
106
Table: Major Conflict Flashpoints
106
Vulnerability To Crime Analysis
109
Violent and Petty Crime
110
Capability of the Police Force
112
Business Crime Analysis
115
Financial Crime and Cybercrime
116
Business Costs of Crime
119
Table: Business Response To Risk In Tunisa
120
Methodology
121
Table: Operational Risk Pillars, Weighting (%)
121
Table: Weighting Of Indicators (%)
124