Actualités : 2016-08-18 > Creating a BIO cell On the occasion of the 1st International Meeting of Olive Oil in Sfax

On the occasion of the first International Meeting of Olive Oil in Sfax, the sfax chamber of commerce and industry ,in the collaboration with MEPI and  DELOITTE office , took the initiative to create for the first time a Bio cell composed of five private companies working  in the production and marketing of organic olive oil

The objective of this initiative is to boost this activity, which aims to be a a promising niche for Tunisian olive oil and it represents a strong factor in the battle of competition that marked the sector in the international level.

An agreement was signed between sfax chamber of commerce and industry and Tunisian experts of the international consulting office Stécia in order to diagnose the BIO sector and implement an action plan for each participating company to that cell.

The sfax chamber of commerce and industry will establish a  support services to companies operating in the BIO cell  and those wishing to develop similar activities in order to enhance  the export of Tunisian organic oil.

This  project will also enable the training  of 3 officials from the sfax chamber of commerce and industry  that will ensure the sustainability of this experience through an assistance work they provide to businesses in the organic  olive oil sector .

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This project is funded through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). MEPI is a unique program designed to engage directly with and invest in the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). MEPI works to create vibrant partnerships with citizens to foster the development of pluralistic, participatory, and prosperous societies throughout the MENA region. To do this, MEPI partners with local, regional and international non-governmental organizations, the private sector, academic institutions, and governments. More information about MEPI can be found at: