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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION :

Order dated August 27th, 2018 fixing a copy of the Register of the Apostille provided by the convention abolishing the requirement of legalization of foreign public documents in connection with the Hague Private International Law Conference of October 5th,1961 and the procedures of its holding.
http://www.legislation.tn/detailtexte

TELECOMMUNICATIONS :

Order dated on September 10th, 2018 fixing the conditions for the installation and operation of public WIFI data networks for external use.
http://www.legislation.tn/detailtexte

FINANCE :

Decree Number 2018-748 of September 7th, 2018 completing Decree number 2001-2278 of September 25th, 2001 implementing the provisions of articles 15, 29, 35, 36 and 97 of the Code of collective investment entities promulgated by law number 2001-83 of July 24th, 2001.
http://www.legislation.tn/detailtexte

LOANS :

Decree number 2018-749 of September 7th, 2018 laying down the modalities for the management of the Guarantee Fund for housing loans in favor of the social categories with irregular incomes and the conditions for the benefit of its interventions.
http://www.legislation.tn/detailtexte

INVESTMENT :

Decree n° 2018-710 dated on August 14 th,2018 on the development of the value chains and cluster networks of common interest and aiming to the employment, development and export strengthening.

http://www.legislation.tn/detailtexte/D%C3%A9cret%20Gouvernemental-num-2018-710-du----jort-2018-066__20180660071032

Fighting against illicit enrichment and conflict of interest :

Law n° 2018-46 dated on August the 01st 2018, related to the declaration of the properties and interests, fighting against illicit enrichment and conflict of interest.

http://www.legislation.tn/detailtexte/Loi-num-2018-46-du----jort-2018-065__2018065000461?shorten=04dF

SOCIAL :

Decree n°2018-672 dated on August 7th,2018 setting the minimum guaranteed inter-professional wage in the non-agricultural sectors set by the labor code.

Decree n° 2018-673 dated on August 7th,2018 setting the guaranteed minimum wage in agricultural sectors.

Decree n° 2018-674 dated on August7th,2018 increasing wages in non-agricultural sectors governed by the Labor Code and not covered by sectoral collective agreements or by specific statutes.

http://www.legislation.tn/detailtexte/D%C3%A9cret%20Gouvernemental-num-2018-672-du----jort-2018-064__20180640067232?shorten=04v1

BANKING :

Order dated on July 26th,2018 related to the publication of the average effective interest rates and the corresponding excessive interest rate thresholds.

http://www.legislation.tn/detailtexte/Arr%C3%AAt%C3%A9-num-2018-3386-du----jort-2018-061__2018061033864?shorten=04vS

FOREIGN EXCHANGE :

Circular n°2018-07 dated on July 30th, 2018 related to the exercise of the manual exchange activity by natural persons through the opening of the exchange offices.

https://www.bct.gov.tn/bct/siteprod/documents/Cir_2018_07_fr.pdf

AGREEMENTS :

Presidential decree dated on August 9th,2018 ratifying the agreement concluded between the Republic of Tunisia and the African Development Bank for the establishment of a regional office for development and services for North Africa in Tunisia.
http://www.legislation.tn/detailtexte/D%C3%A9cret%20Pr%C3%A9sidentiel-num-2018-79-du----jort-2018-068__20180680007930?shorten=0T6h


Order dated on August 16 th,2018 setting the costs of issuing the Apostille provided in the Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization of foreign public documents dated on October 05th 1951.
http://www.legislation.tn/detailtexte/Arr%C3%AAt%C3%A9-num-2018-3627-du----jort-2018-068__2018068036274?shorten=0gwv

CONVENTIONS :

Decree n° 2018-460 dated on May 22 nd,2018 approving amendment to the strategic association agreement concluded by direct negotiation in the framework of digital technology between the Tunisian State and the Microsoft company.
http://www.legislation.tn/sites/default/files/fraction-journal-officiel/2018/2018F/045/Tf20184603.pdf

ENTREPRISES IN ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES :

Decree n° 2018-463 dated on May 31th, 2018 setting the criteria and the procedures of the precursors of economic difficulties notification.
http://www.legislation.tn/sites/default/files/fraction-journal-officiel/2018/2018F/046/Tf20184633.pdf

BANKING :

Decree n° 2018-502 dated on June07 th,2018 approving the resolution of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Tunisia dated on May 28 nd,2018 related to the issue of a bond issue on the international financial market, on behalf of the Tunisian State and for its benefit.
http://www.legislation.tn/sites/default/files/fraction-journal-officiel/2018/2018F/047/Tf20185023.pdf

STATE PRIVATE DOMAIN :

Decree n° 2018-504 dated on June 07 th,2018 setting the conditions and methods of regularization of the former housing groups’ situations in the private domain of the State. http://www.legislation.tn/sites/default/files/fraction-journal-officiel/2018/2018F/047/Tf20185043.pdf

SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY :

Law n ° 2018-35 dated on June 11th 2018, related to the social responsibility of companies. 
http://www.legislation.tn/sites/default/files/fraction-journal-officiel/2018/2018F/049/Tf2018351.pdf

INVESTMENT :

Government Decree N°2018-417 of May 11th 2018 setting out the list of economic activities subject to authorization and the list of administrative authorizations to carry out a project and the related provisions and their simplifications.

LOCAL COLLECTIVITIES NEW CODE :

Law n° 2018-29 dated May 09 th,2018 related to the promulgation of the code of local collectivities.

LABOR LAW :

Governmental decree n°2018-421 dated May 8th 2018 completing the decree n°90-1291 date August 27th 1990 on the institution of a contagion risk allowance.

Order dated March 29th 2018 amending the decree dated January 10th 1995 fixing the list of professional diseases.

TELECOMMUNICATION :

Order dated May 21 nd,2018 granting license for the installation and exploitation of an access network for the supply of the services of Internet of things.

ASSOCIATIONS :

Order dated March 26 nd,2018 fixing the list of associations provided for in Article 25 bis of the Decree n° 2013-5183 dated November 18, 2013 laying down the criteria the procedures and the conditions of granting the public funding for associations.

FINANCE :

Order dated March 2 nd 6,2018 relating to the visa of the amendments introduced on the level of the regulation of the Financial Market Council relating to the public offering of securities.

FOREIGN TRADE :

Order dated March 12 th,2018 charging chambers of commerce and industry to issue free sale certificates

TAX :

Government Decree n° 2018-232 dated March 12 th,,2018 amending the Governmental decree n° 2017-191 dated 25 January 2017, fixing the lists of raw materials and semi-finished products necessary for the manufacture of equipment used in energy control or in the field of renewable energies and the equipment used in energy control or in the field of eligible renewable energies for the benefit of the tax incentives provided for by paragraph 7.21 of chapter 2 of the preliminary provisions of the tariff of import duties and point 18 (a) of table B annexed to the of value-added tax code. Decree n° 2018-236 dated Martch13 th,2018 amending the Governmental decree n° 2015-1376 dated 5 th,October 2015, amending and completing decree n° 95-197 dated 23 nd January 1995, fixing the tax advantages for the benefit of Tunisians living abroad and the conditions of their grant.

BANKING :

Order dated March 6 th,2018 publishing the average effective interest rates and the corresponding excessive interest rate thresholds.

Money laundering and the fight against the financing of terrorism :

Order dated March 6 th,2018 approving the financial market council regulation relating to practical measures for the repression of money laundering and the fight against the financing of terrorism.

CONVENTIONS :

Decree n° 2018-16 dated February 27 nd ,2018 ratifying the accession of the Republic of Tunisia to Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air. 

Decree n° 2018-17 dated February 27 nd ,2018 ratifying the convention between the Republic of Tunisia and the Government of the Italian Republic in the field of international transport of persons and goods by road. 

Decree n° 2018-18 dated February 27nd,2018 ratifying the accession of the Republic of Tunisia to the Protocol of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road.

REAL ESTATE :

Order dated February 19th, 2018 amending the order dated October 19th, 1995 determining the nature of the preliminary maintenance works and the final works of the subdivision and the mode of their reception.

Order dated February 19th amending the order dated October 19, 1996 fixing the land intervention program file’s content and the plan of layout details.

Order dated February 19th amending the order dated April 17th, 2007 defining the documents constituting the building permit file, the validity and extension periods and the conditions for its renewal.

Order dated February 19th, 2018 amending the order dated October 3th ,1995 defining the constituent parts of the urban development plan.
ACCOUNTING STANDARDS :

Order dated February 13th, 2018, ratifying accounting standards relating to associations, political parties and other non-profit organizations.

MEDICAL ETHICS :

Government decree n°2018-34 dated junarry,10,2018 completing the decree n° 93-1155 dated May 17th ,19893 related to the Code of Medical Ethics.

SOCIAL :

Law n° 2018-5 dated January 23h, 2018 relating to the voluntary depart of civil servants.

Order of the Minister of Social Affairs dated February 2th,2018, approving the amendment n° 14 to the sectoral collective agreement for hides and leather.

Order of the Minister of Social Affairs dated February 2th,2018, approving the amendment n° 8 to the sectoral collective agreement for private clinics.

Order of the Minister of Social Affairs dated February 19th, 2018, fixing the scale of discounting of wages considered in the calculation of old-age, invalidity and survivors' pensions.

PUBLIC DOMAIN :

Government Decree n°2018-59 dated January 16h, 2018 fixing the scale of the amount of the administrative fine, mentioned in article 45 (new) of Law n° 2017-20 dated April 12th, 2017 amending and supplementing the Law n ° 86-17 of March 7th, 1986, on the recasting of the legislation relating to the public road domain of the state.

TAX :

Government Decree n° 2018-11 dated January 10th, 2018 laying down the procedures for the realization of sales and services by totally exporting companies in the local market.

Government Decree n° 2018-12 dated January 10th, 2018 amending the decree n°2017-93datd January 19th, 2017 relating to the extension of the period granted to micro-credit associations to comply with Legislative decree n ° 2011-117 dated November 5th, 2011 organizing the activity of microfinance institutions.

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION :

Government Decree n° 2018-1 dated January 4th, 2018 laying down the procedures for executing the decisions of the competent international organisms fighting against the financing of terrorism.

Organic Law n°2018-2 dated January 15th, 2018 approving the accession of the Republic of Tunisia to the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote).

Presidential decree n°2018-5 dated January 15th, 2018 ratifying the accession of the Republic of Tunisia to the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote).

Presidential Decree n° 2018-10 dated February 6th, 2018 ratifying the Additional Protocol to the Arab-Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement (Agadir Convention) on the accession of new countries.

FOREING TRADE :

Governmental Decree n°2017-1367 dated December 25nd, 2017 establishing the Higher Export Council and determining its attributions, its composition and the modalities of its operation.

BANKING :

Governmental Decree n°2017-1366 dated December 25nd, 2017 fixing the minimum threshold of the bank guarantee and the eligibility conditions for the exercise of manual exchange activity by the creation of an exchange office.

Circular of Central Bank of Tunisia n° 2017-12 dated December 29nd, 2017 related to the regulation of banking conditions.

COLLECTIVE PROCEDURES :

Governmental Decree n°2017-1356 dated December 13 th, 2017 fixing the composition, the functioning of the commission monitoring economic enterprises, and determining its supervisory authority.

TAX :

Law n° 2017-66 dated December 18 th,2017 relating to the appropriations law for the year 2018.

SOCIAL :

Governmental Decree n°2017-1343 dated December 6 th,2017amending the decree n° 2014-2861 dated July 15 th, 2014 fixing the particular status for the members of the General Labor Inspection and the Labor Disputes Administration Committee of the Ministry of Social Affairs.

ISLAMIC FINANCE :

Decree n°2017-1332 dated December 6 th,2017: fixing the conditions of approval for the constitution or early liquidation of sukuk common fund. 
Decree n°2017-1333 dated December 6 th,2017 Fixing the conditions of approval for the exercise of management activity of sukuk common fund.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS :

Governmental decree n°2017-1307 dated November 27nd, 2017 concluding an agreement between the Government of the Republic of Tunisia and the International Telecommunication Union, concerning the organization of the fifteenth edition of the symposium on telecommunication indicators / ICT in the world. Order of the Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy dated December 21, 2017 amending the order dated February 11th, 2002 setting the radio frequency allocation.

RENEWABLE ENERGY :

Order of the Minister of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies dated December 8th, 2017 approving electricity generation projects from renewable energies for self-consumption connected to the national high and medium voltage network.

Ferchiou Mention Award