The Republic of Tunisia is a sovereign state in Northwest Africa. The country is a semi-presidential republic, with the president as head of state. Local currency is the Tunisian Dinar (TND), the predominantly spoken languages are Arabic and French. The state religion is the Islam. Tunisia is a member of the United Nations (UN), the League of Arab States and other international organisations.
The service sector, especially tourism, is the country's main source of income, accumulating more than 70% of the GDP. Another important economic branch is the export of olives and olive oil. In addition to that, Tunisia has plenty of oil reservoirs, allowing petrol to make up for 40% of the export income. The tunisian economy is currently undergoing major reformations. In total, there are about 200.000 companies and 280.000 registered merchants registered in Tunisia.
Tunisia has a mixed legal system, consisting mostly of french and islamic law.
Corporate practice is regulated by the Civil Code, the Commercial Code and other legal statutes.
Main types of businesses:
- Société à responsabilité limitée (SARL) – Limited liability company
- Société anonyme (SA) – Limited company
- Société unipersonnelle à responsabilité limitée (SURL) – One-person limited liability company
Additionally, registered merchants and governmental enterprises may operate in Tunisia.
Registration in the commercial register is carried out by the Greffes du Tribunal du Commerce. The commercial register (Registre du Commerce et du Crédit Mobilier - RCCM) is managed by authorised secretaries from the commercial court.
All relevant documentation for registration must be submitted to the Agence Nationale de la Promotion de l'Industrie et de l'Innovation (APII). Their services are partially available online.
All registration data is published in a special newsletter.
Contents of the register:
- Full legal name
- Director and proprietors
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Type of business
- Full address
- Additional data
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Information on the directors and shareholders of international companies is not publicly available, therefore just the information on directors and shareholders of local companies is included in the extract.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 14 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
Legalization of extracts from Tunisia
Tunisia did not accede to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1966. Therefore, all tunisian documents are subject to legalization.
An extract from the business register of Tunisia can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- Check potential employers
You can order an extract without mandatory registration or subscription. Just complete our form and our employees will investigate for missing information, provide you with the extract, translate it to English and deliver the original, the translation as well as the bill for our services to you via mail.
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|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract from Tunisia||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Tunisia||from 41,65€||from 35,00€|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1190,00 €||from 1000,00 €|