Tunisia’s Integration in the Global Economy

  • Mahmoud Sami Nabi


Tunisia is already connected to the global economy through many regional and bilateral free-trade agreements, hosting foreign firms, and being one of the main touristic destinations in the Mediterranean basin. Yet, it needs an intelligent and deeper integration in the global economy. This chapter explores how Tunisia shall enhance methodically its integration in the global economy. It begins by recalling the “flying geese” catching-up process that characterized the development strategies of East Asia. Then, it justifies the importance for Tunisia to inspire from it, while conceiving its proper process coupled with a well-tailored industrial policy. An important place is also given in this chapter to the role of the state in facilitating the integration of the Tunisian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the global value chains. Finally, it focuses on the external financial liberalization of Tunisia by presenting the current situation of the capital account liberalization and suggesting sequencing for its next phases.


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  • Mahmoud Sami Nabi
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  1. 1.LEGI-Tunisia Polytechnic School and FSEG NabeulUniversity of CarthageTunisTunisia

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