Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacturing industries

Agri-business and food-processing sector

  • Milk and milk by-products sector
    • Milk production 
    • Butter and cheese 
    • Yogurt 
    • Other milk based products
  • Edible fats and oils industries
    • Manufacture of animal or vegetable based edible fats
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    • Edible oil processing units and refineries.
  • Grains and flour transformation
    • Flour mills, semolina mills 
    • Manufacture of pastas and couscous 
    • Biscuit, rusk, waffle 
    • Bakery* 
    • Industrial pastry making* 
    • Manufacture of infant cereals 
    • Other
  • Canning and preserving
    • Fruit and vegetable canning 
    • Preparation of cooked and semi-cooked meals 
    • Manufacture of sauces 
    • Industrial transformation of meats and processing of meat based products 
    • Fish processing and canning 
    • Preparation of foods for infants 
    • Preserved fruits and vegetables 
    • Preserved fish products.
  • Drying, dehydration and freeze-drying
    • Drying, dehydration and freeze-drying units 
    • Manufacture of fish and meat meals 
    • Manufacture of bouillon and soups.
  • Sugar, chocolate and derivatives
    • Sugar manufacturing 
    • Sugar refineries 
    • Sugar binding 
    • Confectionery 
    • Chocolate manufacturing
    • Other by-products.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks and vinegar
    • Manufacture of carbonated beverages 
    • Bottling of mineral water 
    • Other non-alcoholic beverages 
    • Wine making 
    • Brewing and malting 
    • Manufacture of alcohol for consumption 
    • Vinegar manufacturing.
  • Cold and freezing industries
    • Cold storage depots 
    • Freezing and deep-freezing units
    • Manufacture of ice cream and sherbet 
    • Ice manufacturing 
    • Other cold or freezing industries
  • Manufacture of composed foods
  • Diverse food-processing Industries 
    • Yeast and ferment industries 
    • Manufacture of condiments* 
    • Chicory transformation and coffee roasting and transformation*
    • Tobacco industries.
  • Packaging of agricultural and seafood products
  • Packaging of agricultural and food-good products
  • Industrial transformation shelled fruits (shelling, husking, packaging,…)
  • and other miscellaneous products for the food-processing industries (colorings, flavorings, …).

Building materials, ceramics and glass industries sector

  • Building materials industries excluding ceramics, glass and refractory products
    • Marble and stone quarries* 
    • Manufacture of artificial marble
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    • Transformation of natural or synthetic marble
    • Manufacture and transformation of plaster 
    • Lime and cement manufacturing 
    • Cellular concrete manufacture and works 
    • Manufacture of mosaic cement tiles 
    • Manufacture of cement works (other than tiles, agglomerate and works in asbestos cement) 
    • Manufacture of divers agglomerates 
    • Exploitation of stone quarries 
    • Fixed installations for the pre-fabrication for construction industry 
    • Crushing, grading and processing of sand
  • Ceramic Industries
    • Manufacture of earthenware products such as bricks, roofing tiles, pipes in baked earthenware 
    • Manufacture of bathroom sanitary fixtures 
    • Manufacture of construction sandstone, Grecian urns, and ceramic products for the sandstone tiles industries 
    • Manufacture of ceramic tiles 
    • Manufacture of ceramic artworks 
    • Enameling and decoration of ceramic products 
    • Manufacture of porcelain and earthenware tableware 
    • Other ceramic articles and works.
  • Insulation for building industry
    • Flooring, platforms, sub-roofing in diverse insulation products (other than glass wool and other waterproofing materials)
  • Refractory Products
    • Manufacture of refractory bricks 
    • Manufacture and transformation of refractory cement and other refractory products
  • Glass Industry
    • Flat glass (with the exception of laminated and mirror manufacturing) 
    • Mirror manufacturing 
    • Glass wool and fiber glass
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    • Laminated glass 
    • Hollow glass for non-technical use
    • Flooring, bricks, tiles, roofing tiles and other articles in cast or molded glass for the building industries 
    • Technical glass (laboratory glassware, lighting, light bulbs and tubes for lamps, insulators) 
    • Optical glass 
    • Crystal ware 
    • Decoration engraving, enameling of glass, ornate glass ware and glass artworks

Mechanical, metal, metallurgy and electrical industries sector

  • Manufacture of iron and steel primary materials
    • Manufacture of raw cast iron 
    • Manufacture of iron and steel blooms, logs, rough-hew iron and steel (forge rough-hewn except alloys) 
    • Manufacture of flats and straps 
    • Manufacture of refractory and special steel alloys 
    • Manufacture of reinforcing perpendicular sections and round bars 
    • Other manufactures primary materials.
  • Metal accessories for building trades
    • Tools, locks 
    • Sanitary fixtures 
    • Joinery, hinges, closures and wrought iron 
    • Parts and accessories
  • Manufacture of metallurgy products; 
  • Manufacture of stamped, etched, forged or metal powder based products; 
  • Manufacture of piping, flexible and non-flexible tubes; 
  • Manufacture of sheet metal, leaden, stamped, galvanized, flat or undulated; 
  • Treatments and galvanizing of metal; 
  • Metal framework, boiler making; 
  • Manufacture of metal wire, cables, springs, filaments, wire mesh, chains and similar products; 
  • Manufacture of screws, bolts, eye-headed nails, nails, rivets and similar products; 
  • Manufacture of metal furniture;
  • Manufacture of turbines, motors, alternators and starters, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of pumps and compressors, spare parts and pieces; 
  • Manufacture of patterns and moulds; 
  • Manufacture of medical, optical and precision apparatuses and mountings items, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of electrical materials and apparatuses for installation and measuring (with the exception of electrical wires, heating and cooling articles) pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of public and household lighting apparatuses, spare parts and pieces; 
  • Manufacture of electrical conduction and distribution apparatuses (cut off switches, cables); 
  • Manufacture of signaling, diagnostic and indicator apparatuses, parts and pieces; 
  • Manufacture of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, spare parts and pieces;
  • Manufacture of home electrical appliances and heating equipment (except industrial ovens);
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  • Manufacture of household articles, spare parts and pieces; 
  • Manufacture of batteries and chargers, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of electronics for the general public, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of industrial electronics equipment, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of electronic components, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of precision electronic and micro-electronic equipment;
  • Manufacture of telecommunication apparatuses; 
  • Manufacture of electrical measuring, weighing and grading apparatuses, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Naval construction, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of metal packaging, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of transmission devises, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of taps and plumbing accessories, fire-fighting equipment, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of handling and lifting equipment, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of civil engineering, mining and quarrying equipment, parts and spare parts; 
  • Automobile, motorcycles industries and related industries (with the exception of motors, and accessories as well as headlights); 
  • Manufacture of railway transport equipment, parts and spare parts;
  • Manufacture of agricultural, horticultural, and animal husbandry equipment, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of other industrial equipment and installations, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of metal office and school materials, educational and laboratory equipment, optical apparatuses, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of arms and munitions, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Manufacture of leisure time articles, pieces and spare parts; 
  • Non-specialized units for a specific product; 
  • Other mechanical and electrical industries; 
  • Recovery and recycling of metal or other wastes; 
  • Recovery of used parts for refurbishing for re-use (ribbons and cartridges for laser printers and computer ribbons) 

Chemical Industries sector

  • Large-scale mineral chemical industry
    • Industries for transformation of natural phosphates and manufacture of phosphate by-products including fertilizer with the exception of nitrogenous fertilizer 
    • Industries for transformation of fluoride compounds
    • Processing of sulfur and manufacture of sulfur by-products 
    • Manufacture of soda and soda by-products 
    • Manufacture of diverse mineral acids 
    • Nitrogen and nitrogen compounds industries, including nitrogenous fertilizer 
    • Manufacture of diverse mineral products
  • Organic, petrochemicals and organic synthetics chemicals industries
    • Petrochemicals and manufacture of petroleum by-products, naphtha and natural gas 
    • Manufacture and processing of solvents and thinners 
    • Manufacture of alcohol, ketone, aldehyde, and organic acids 
    • Manufacture and processing of organically based colorants 
    • Manufacture of intermediary products for industrial use, including polymerization, poly-additive and poly-condensation products
  • Rubber industries, including tires and diverse rubber items whether combined or not with elements of other materials (steel, natural or composed fibers); 
  • Manufacture of coatings, mastics and diverse waterproofing products including bitumen based products; 
  • Manufacture of gas for industrial or medical use in the form of compressed liquefied or solidified gas; 
  • Extraction and processing of animal or vegetable origin materials for industrial use other than for foodstuffs; 
  • Manufacture of explosive extracts; 
  • Distillation and processing industries for essential oils including the manufacture of aromatic compounds; 
  • Perfumery, cosmetic or para pharmaceutical products and body care products industries; 
  • Manufacture of products for pharmaceutical or veterinary use; 
  • Manufacture of pesticides in liquid, solid, gaseous, or aerosol form for agricultural and domestic use; 
  • Solid and liquid soaps and detergents industries; 
  • Manufacture of domestic maintenance products including bleaching products, waxes and polishes, shoe polish and disinfectants; 
  • Manufacture of inks, paints and varnishes and related and similar products; 
  • Manufacture of glue and related products; 
  • Manufacture of miscellaneous chemical products for industrial use including products for mechanical maintenance, products for metallurgy use and processing products utilized within the textiles and leather goods industries; 
  • Manufacture of lubricants and greases; 
  • Distilling of water for use in batteries; 

Textiles, clothing and leather goods industries sector

  • Textile Industries
    • Preparation of raw materials 
    • Fraying 
    • Other preparation of raw materials 
    • Spinning, weaving 
    • Pure cotton fabrics other than velvets and canvas 
    • Mixed cotton fabrics 
    • Drapery and woolen fabric 
    • Silks 
    • Velvets 
    • Woven carpets and rugs 
    • Gauze fabrics 
    • Canvas 
    • Jute 
    • Other 
    • Fabric finishing 
    • Bleaching and dyeing of fabrics 
    • Finishes 
    • Thread processing and finishing 
    • Throw and texturizing 
    • Thread finishing (bleaching, mercerization and dyeing) 
    • Clothing manufacture 
    • Household linens (covers, napkins, towels, etc…) 
    • Ready-to-wear clothing other than professional clothing 
    • Underwear 
    • Outerwear 
    • Professional clothing 
    • Other 
    • Hosiery 
    • Socks 
    • Other knitted items 
    • Knitted fabrics 
    • Manufacture of coated fabrics, waxed cloth, felts and non-woven fabrics 
    • Carpets, floor and wall coverings 
    • Embroidery 
    • String, cords, rope and fishing nets 
    • Ribbons, trimmings, braids and braided wicks 
    • Textile products for medical and pharmaceutical use other than quilted products.
  • Manufacture of synthetic and artificial fibers
  • Leather and shoes industries
    • Leather tanning and dressing 
    • Collection, conditioning and conservation of hides
  • Shoe Industry
    • Manufacture of shoes with leather uppers 
    • Other shoes and footwear 
    • Manufacture of shoe parts and accessories 
    • Manufacture of leather goods 
    • Manufacture of leather clothing.

Diverse industries sector

  • Wood and Furniture Industries
    • Panels made from wood fibers or other vegetable materials including agglomerates with natural or synthetic resins or other organic binding materials 
    • Joinery for building trades
    • Manufacture of furniture and cabinet making
    • Manufacture of miscellaneous wood articles (ladders, cooking utensils, canes and thread bobbins, etc. )
    • Wood packaging and pallets
    • Sawmills.
  • Cork transformation
    • Crushed, granulated or pulverized cork 
    • Cubes, panels, sheets and natural cork strips including cubes or squares for the manufacture of cork stoppers 
    • Items made from cork 
    • Agglomerated cork with or without binders and items made from agglomerated cork.
  • Wickerwork and esparto products
  • Paper and graphic arts industries
    • Paper and cardboard industries 
    • Paper pulp manufacturing 
    • Manufacture of paper for printing, writing and drawing 
    • Manufacture of paper for industries (i.e. paper for cigarettes, impregnated paper, cellulose wadding, paper for targets) 
    • Manufacture of packing and dispatching paper 
    • Manufacture of corrugated cardboard 
    • Manufacture of other paper and cartons 
    • Manufacture of carton packages, recovered or not, except corrugated carton 
    • Deluxe cartons and packaging 
    • Other transformation of paper or carton 
    • Printing 
    • Printing of paper and carton 
    • Printing on metal 
    • Other printing work 
    • Other graphic arts 
    • Photogravure and photo type setting 
    • Engraving and gilding 
    • Bookbinding, brochures and other graphic arts
  • Plastics transformation industries
    • Manufacture of plastic sheets, tubes and pipes 
    • Manufacture of flat plates, sheets and films with the exception of floor and wall covering for use in building trades and agriculture 
    • Manufacturing of tubes and piping 
    • Manufacture of pieces and elements for industry other than flat plates, sheets, tubes and piping 
    • Manufacture of pieces and elements for agriculture and fishing industries with the exception of sheets, tubes and piping 
    • Manufacture of pieces and elements for the building trades in plastic material 
    • Manufacture of gross elements for the building trades (insulation, framing, partitions…) 
    • Manufacture of wall coverings and floor coverings 
    • Manufacture of other products for the building trade industry (sanitary products) 
    • Manufacture of plastic packaging and handling products 
    • Manufacture of plastic flasks, bottles, carboys, vats, paste tubes 
    • Manufacture of boxes and similar items 
    • Manufacture of bags and packets 
    • Manufacture of trays, storage cases, crates, containers and tanks for merchandise transport 
    • Manufacture of other packaging and handling items 
    • Manufacture of plastic publicity materials 
    • Manufacture of materials and articles from divers components 
    • Manufacture of plastic consumer goods.
  • Other divers industries
    • Film development, processing, production* 
    • Manufacturing of brush and paint brush 
    • Manufacture of eye glass frames 
    • Manufacture of dental prosthesis 
    • Manufacture of medical prosthesis 
    • Manufacture of buttons, zippers, buckles and costume jewelry 
    • Manufacture of abrasives and polishing products 
    • Manufacture of musical instruments 
    • Conditioning and packaging of miscellaneous products 
    • Industrial assembly of locally manufactured products 
    • Recycling and transformation of waste 
    • Recycling and re-use of wastes and rubbish (including plastic, metal, carton and other paper wastes as well as the composting of household wastes into fertilizer) 
    • Manufacture of aquariums 
    • Processing of sponges 
    • Production of color separations for the printing industry 
    • Other diverse industries

The declaration is deposited with the API ‘One-Stop’ service window, or with the pertinent regional office.