Tunisia - Country Commercial Guide
Import Requirements and Documentation

Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.

Last published date: 2021-11-13

Tunisian law prohibits the export of foreign currency from Tunisia as payment for imports prior to the presentation to a bank of documents confirming shipment of the merchandise to the country.  Usually freight forwarder or Tunisian Customs documents serve this purpose.  Importers obtain hard currency for payment by presenting these documents to their commercial banks.  To ensure payment, U.S. exporters have used confirmed, irrevocable letters of credit and letters of credit authorizing “payment against documents” in past transactions.

Other than applicable import license requirements, no specific documentation is required to import goods.