New rules in Tunisia say olive oil producers must obtain specific authorization to participate in the country’s duty-free export quota program with the European Union.
The new Tunisian export rule extends to all Tunisian companies already registered in the official list of olive oil exporters.
Interested exporters will have to receive permission from the Ministry of Agriculture at least a week before the actual shipping.
The current cooperation agreement signed by the European Union allows Tunisia to export up to 56,700 tons of duty-free olive oil to E.U. member states annually.