Informal Cross-Border Trade in Tunisia After 2011

Despite the heavy-handed approach to security that has been adopted at Tunisia’s land borders, informal cross-border trade continues to thrive. Land corridors have been shut down, but the continued dynamic activity in maritime corridors has compensated for this loss, allowing Turkish and Asian consumer goods adapted to the declining purchasing power of the Tunisian population to penetrate local markets.

"25% growth of Algeria's banana imports, but the results are mixed"

“25% growth of Algeria’s banana imports, but the results are mixed”

“A few weeks before the end of the year, we can already say that 2020, despite the problems linked to the coronavirus crisis, will be marked by a new increase in banana imports in Algeria,” reports Michel Marchetto of the company Alpex. The French company is specialized in the export of fresh fruits and vegetables and exports a lot to Algeria. The green banana is also one of its flagship products.

The dam that threatens a country’s water supply

Ethiopia is building Africa’s largest dam — the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. In Egypt, it is perceived as not only the dam that threatens a country’s water supply but also and at least makes it difficult for it to justify its dominance over its waters. This essay by Sarah Lazarus, CNN dated October 21, 2018, […]

Return to Protectionism and new Global Economic Crisis

A trade war between the USA and China: could it be a return to protectionism and a prelude to yet a new global economic crisis horizon 2020/2022? Return to Protectionism and a new Global Economic Crisis ? The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, at the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017, said addressing the new […]

Return to Protectionism and new Global Economic Crisis

A trade war between the USA and China: could it be a return to protectionism and a prelude to yet a new global economic crisis horizon 2020/2022? Return to Protectionism and a new Global Economic Crisis ? The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, at the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017, said addressing the new […]