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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.

REAL ESTATE :
Decree n° 2017-1253 dated November 17th 2017 amending the decree n°2013-664 dated January 28th 2013 setting the conditions and procedures for granting The authorization to set up large stores and shopping malls.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS :
Order dated November 14th 2017 licensing for installation and exploitation of an access network for the provision of an Internet of service Things.
CURRENCY :
Circular n°2017-10 dated November 30th 2017 amending the circular n° 94-13 dated September 7th 1994 related to the import, transfer, conversion and physical re-export of foreign currency by non-resident travelers.  

Notice from the Minister of finances published on the Official Gazette n°94- dated November 24th 2017 amending the notice n°5 related to the non-resident accounts. 

Notice from the Minister of finances published on the Official Gazette n°94- dated November 24th 2017 amending the notice (published on the official gazette n°10 dated February rd 2017 fixing the conditions for re-exportation by non-resident travelers of foreign currency in imported banknotes.
SECURITY :
Order dated November 17th 2017 fixing the list of production sites and sensitive and vital installations of the prohibited military zones and the determination of their indications.
TAX :
Governmental Decree n°2017-1281 dated november 23rd 2017 amending the decree n°2017-419 dated April 10th 2017 fixing the list of equipments and the conditions to benefit from the advantages provided by articles 3, 4 and 5 of the law n ° 2017-8 dated February 14th 2017, related to the recasting of fiscal advantages system. 

 Law n°2017-63 dated November 16th relating to the supplementary finance law of 2017.
International Conventions :

Presidential Decree n°2017-132 dated  September 22nd 2017,related to signification and notification of the Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters

- Presidential Decree n°2017-133 dated  September 22nd 2017, publing the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

- Presidential Decree n°2017-134 dated  September 22nd 2017,related to the publication of the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.
REAL ESTATE :

Gouvernmental Decree n°2017-1069 dated 5 th  October 2017, amending the decree n° 94-1935 dated 19th Septempber 2017, approving the book of specifications for the development and maintenance of industrial zones and buildings. 

BANKING LAW : Order dated 6 th  October 2017, publishing the average effective interest rates and the thresholds of corresponding excessive interest rates.
Administratives Services : Order dated 16 th  October 2017, completing the order dated 1June 2017, fixing the services’ tariffs of the topography and land registry office.
Conciliation in the administrative field : Law n° 2017-62 dated 24 nd October 2017, related to conciliation in the administrative field
TAX : Order dated 16th October 2017, fixing the operating procedures of the conciliation boards.
TRANSPORT : Order dated 24 nd October 2017 fixing the minimum and maximum ratesfor the transport of merchandise to third parties.
FOREIGN TRADE : Circular n° 2017-09 dated 27 nd October  related to the financing conditions for the importation of non essential products
TRANSPORT : Governmental decree n°2017-523 dated April 25, 2017 amending decree n°2009-3333 dated November 2nd 2009, setting out the intervention plans and means to assist distressed aircraft. Governmental decree n°2017-705 dated May 26, 2017 setting out the conditions of professional competence required for registration in the ship-owner or maritime shipping’s register, the ship and handling contractor classification society.
EDUCATION : Law n° 2017-38 dated May, 2nd 2017 amending law n° 2008-19 dated February 25, 2008 related to higher education.
NARCOTICS : Law n°2017-39 dated May 8, 2017 amending law n° 92-52 dated May 18, 1992 relating to narcotics.
CONVENTION : Presidential decree n°2017-63 dated May 2nd 2017, authorizing the ratification of the accession of the Republic of Tunisia to the Convention of October 5, 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
ENVIRONMENT : Governmental decree n°2017-603 dated May 16, 2017 amending decree n°2005-2317 dated August 22, 2005 establishing a national waste management agency and setting out its missions, its administrative and financial organization, and its operating methods.
HYDROCARBONS : Law n°2017-41 dated May 30, 2017, amending certain provisions of the hydrocarbon code.
SOCIAL LAW : Presidential decree n° 2017-68 dated May 15,2017 publishing the Agreement of social security between the Republic of Tunisia and the Kingdom of Belgium concluded at Tunis on 28/03/2013.  

Governmental decree n°2017-668 dated June 05, 2017 fixing the transport allowance for the salaried receiving minimum guaranteed inter-professional wage in the non-agricultural sectors rules by the labor code. 

Governmental decree n° 2017-669 dated June 05,2017, fixing the minimum guaranteed agricultural wage.  

Decree n° 2017-670 dated June 05, 2017, increasing the wages in the nonagricultural sectors governed by the labor code and non-covered by sectoral collective agreements or status.
PUBLIC FUNCTION : Governmental decree n° 2017-647 dated May 26, 2017 related to the Control of the use of service vehicles during traffic.
TOURISME : Decree n° 2017-663 dated May 26, 2017, completing decree n° 94-822 dated April 11, 1994 fixing the list of municipal tourism areas.
PERSONAL DATA : Presidential decree n°2017-75 dated May 30, 2017, authorizing the ratification of the accession of the Republic of Tunisia to the Convention of council of Europe n°108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, and the additional protocol n°181 regarding supervisory authorities and trans-border data flows.
Personal data : Presidential decree n°2017-75 dated May 30, 2017, authorizing the ratification of the accession of the Republic of Tunisia to the Convention of council of Europe n°108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, and the additional protocol n°181 regarding supervisory authorities and trans-border data flows.
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