Tunisia is hoping to increase its exports to Russia. Many government and private institutions are seeking to boost the Tunisian presence in the promising Russian market.
The capital Tunis hosted a workshop to study potential to export to Russia, the most important features of the Russian market, and the economic sectors and activities offering opportunities.
Monya al-Saidi, head of the Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises (CONECT), which organized the workshop, encourage learning about the power of Tunisian products to penetrate the Russian market and for promoting exports of more products there.
A direct shipping lane link Sfax city in Tunisia with Novorossiysk port in Russia on the Black Sea. Operation in this port began in November to develop the trade exchange between the two countries and to diversify exports to Russia.
Tunisian exports to Russia include dates (36 percent), vegetables (13 percent), while exports of olive oil did not exceed 5 percent.