Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Delivery of a certificate of deposit - declaration

  • Industrial and service projects with no foreign participation in capital:
    • Initiatives to set up new businesses
      governorates of Tunis, Ariana, Ben Arous and Manouba
    • copy of the promoter’s national identity card
    • declaration of intention to invest form, duly completed, available at the one-stop shop or on line via the website
    • For those projects subject to authorization, you need to provide:
    • a copy of prior authorization, agreement in principle or specifications, duly signed and submitted to the administration in charge of the activity
    • For liberal professions, you need to provide:
    • copy of membership in the relevant professional registry
  • Industrial and service projects with foreign participation in capital
    • plans to set up a new business
      anywhere in Tunisia

    • copy of the promoter’s national identity card (or passport for foreigners)
    • project declaration, duly completed, available at the one-stop shop or on line via the website
    • For projects subject to authorization, you need to provide:
    • copy of the prior authorization, agreement in principle or spec

  • Projects promoted by Tunisians resident abroad, upon definitive or provisional return
    • plans to set up a new business or expand activities
      anywhere in Tunisia

    • copy of the promoter’s national identity card
    • pre-printed project declaration form, duly completed, available at the reception desk of the one-stop shop or at the desk in charge of handling the file
    • copy of the national identity card and passport (pages 1, 2, and 3)
    • declaration made on one’s honor (pre-printed form available at the desk)
    • confirmation of arrival of equipment and/or vehicles
    • copy of the technical visit carried out by the governmental supervisory department
    • copy certified to be in conformity with the original act pertaining to the customs visit
    • For equipment acquired locally, you need to provide:
    • invoice or contract for purchase of equipment, along with an affidavit from a notary process server
    • commitment to the effect that equipment or vehicles will not be resold before expiry of the five-year time frame from the date when the customs exemption incentive was awarded
    • draft statutes for the business to be set up
    • NB. Evaluation of equipment, the object of the input in kind being the basis for purchase invoices
      Evaluation of transport material made on the basis of an estimate by the Directorate General of Customs For projects subject to authorization, you need to provide:
    • copy of the prior authorization, agreement in principle or specifications, signed and submitted to the relevant administration
    • For liberal professions, you need to provide:
    • copy of membership in the professional organization
    • For expansion, you need to provide a monitoring report by the services of the relevant API regional office.
       

  • Projects promoted by law n° 2002-101 of 17 December 2002 (articles 19 and 20)
  • the governorates of: Tunis, Ariana, Ben Arous and Manouba

    • copy of the promoter’s national identity card
    • pre-printed form, duly completed, available at the one-stop shop’s reception desk
    • copy of a university diploma, diploma issued by a vocational training center, or certificate attesting to professional proficiency
  • Projects promoted in the hydrocarbons sector:
    • law n° 2004-61 of 27 July 2004, which further elaborates and modifies the hydrocarbons code disseminated by law n°1999-93 of 17 August 1999

  • projects to set up new businesses, expand or regularize activities
    • copy of the promoter’s national identity card
    • pre-printed form, duly completed, available at the one-stop shop’s reception desk
    • nature of the activity
    • customs code
    • tax identification number
    • social security identification number
    • copy of the manager’s national identity card or that of the legal representative of the company to be set up
    • minutes designating the legal representative of the company to be set up
    • statutes of the company to be set up

    • NB. Service companies in the hydrocarbons sector, generally called para-oil companies, provide license or concession-holders with services directly linked to exploration and production of oil and gas. These services in certain cases include supply of products or equipment linked to the service rendered.