State Secretary for Domestic Trade: "Volume of e-commerce will be increased from 7 to 8% for next development plan"
10/07/2019 22:48, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The volume of electronic commerce in Tunisia, like other Arab regions, remains low because it currently represents only 2% of the total volume of trade transactions, revealed Wednesday in Sfax Secretary of State for Domestic Trade, Samir Bachouel.

He stressed that this figure will be increased to 7 and 8% in the next development plan.

"Although Tunisia occupies a good position in the Maghreb and Africa in the field of electronic commerce, many gaps remain at this level, which must be filled, because electronic commerce is one of the basic components of the digital economy," the Secretary of State told the press after chairing a scientific symposium entitled "Electronic commerce, platform for the digital transition in Tunisia", organised at the initiative of the Institute of Public Policy of the Machrouu Tounes movement in Sfax, in partnership with the technological pole.

Bachouel stressed that the development of electronic commerce required a number of initiatives and reforms, the most important of which was the completion of the legislative arsenal, the development of the Trade Act, the promotion of electronic payment methods, the encouragement of investment, the development of exports and the modernisation of the digital infrastructure.

"E-commerce provides an appropriate environment for uncomplicated export and allows for greater openness of the Tunisian market to foreign markets," he said.

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