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Interview: Jean-Francois Limantour, president, CEDITH 2 Jul 2013

Jean-François Limantour, president of the Cercle Euro-méditerranéen des Dirigeants Textile-Habillement (CEDITH), talks to just-style about how the North African/Tunisian textile and apparel export industry is faring after the Arab Spring uprisings of two years ago.

Tunisian apparel makers rise above revolution 7 Jul 2011

Unlike other North African and Middle Eastern countries involved in the Arab uprisings earlier this year, Tunisia managed to keep its revolution short and peaceful. But while garment exports continue to rise, Jozef De Coster finds industry optimism tinged with some uncertainty about the future.

ANALYSIS: Makers get back to work amid Tunisia unrest 19 Jan 2011

Even though protests continue in Tunisia following the collapse of the regime of deposed President Ben Ali, the country's key textile and clothing sector is gradually returning to work, just-style has been told.

Tunisian garment industry regains its confidence 14 Aug 2007

In stark contrast to the declining shipments of its key garment categories reported this time last year, Tunisia’s textile and clothing industry is now riding high on rising exports, significant new foreign investments and public sector projects. Jozef De Coster looks at what a difference a year makes.

Tunisian clothing industry needs to reinvent 12 Jul 2006

2005 was a pivotal year for the Tunisian garment industry as Chinese export success took hold in European markets and the Tunisian government launched a series of measures to help the textile and clothing industry become more competitive. Jozef De Coster looks at their progress so far.

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Tunisia garment sector prepares for 7% wage hike 2 Jan 2019

The Tunisian Textile and Garment Federation (FTTH) has signed final papers agreeing a process of salary increases over the next two years with the country’s National Labour Union (UGTT).

SGS expands testing facilities in Tunisia 26 Oct 2018

SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has completed a major expansion of its textile testing facilities in Tunisia to increase capacity for physical and chemical testing and "vastly" expand its testing volume capacity.

Tunisia takes a major step towards decent work 31 Jul 2017

A new five-year Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) has been agreed for Tunisia, focusing on issues such as job creation, rights at work, social protection and social dialogue.

Tunisia textile and garment unions seeing growth 15 Dec 2016

Tunisian textile and garment unions are reported to be seeing strong growth following a year-long campaign to recruit women and young workers.

EU in talks on free trade agreement with Tunisia 15 Oct 2015

Tunisia and the European Union (EU) have launched negotiations for a free trade agreement to improve market access opportunities and the investment climate, and support ongoing economic reforms in Tunisia.

TUNISIA: Textile and garment exports up 6% in 2013 11 Feb 2014

Exports of textiles and garments from Tunisia grew by 6% in 2013 on the previous year totalling just over TND5.2bn (US$3.26bn).

TUNISIA: Rising clothing exports hurt by weak dinar 3 Dec 2013

The value of Tunisia's textile and clothing exports in the first nine months of 2013 rose 5.7% year-on-year, reaching TND3.87bn (US$2.3bn).

TUNISIA: Exports boss says democracy will help textile industry 29 Mar 2011

The executive director for the textile and clothing sector at Tunisia’s export promotion agency has claimed that his country’s democratic revolution will bring major benefits for the industry.

TUNISIA: Fashion Week to go ahead as normal 24 Mar 2011

Fashion Week Tunisia 2011 is to go ahead as planned next month, signalling a return to normal in the country following the revolution earlier this year.

TUNISIA: Textile sector seen recovering from revolution 17 Feb 2011

Tunisia's government-run textile technical centre CETTEX said last month’s 'Jasmine Revolution' is likely to have little or no impact on the performance of the country’s textile industry in 2011.