Government Agency(s)/Competent Authority
Authorized Government Agency(s):
Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fishing (Ministère de l'Agriculture et des Ressources Hydraulique et de la Pêche)
Agency(s) Contact Information:
Organic Regulations and/or Standards
Name(s) of Regulation and/or Standard:
Law No. 99-30: organic farming (.pdf; in French)
Order of the Minister of Agriculture of February 28-2001 concerning the approval of standard specifications of plant production according to the organic mode. (O.G.R.T N° 19 – March 6, 2001)
Order of the minister of agriculture and hydraulic resources of July 9-2005, related to standard specifications of organic animal production.(O.G.R.T N° 57 –July 19, 2005
Order of the minister of agriculture and hydraulic resources of December 3-2005, related to the processing of organic products.(O.G.R.T N° 99 – December 19, 2005) (in Arabic)
Order of the minister of the agriculture, hydraulic resources and fisheries of September 27-2010, related to the modification of standard specifications of organic animal production approved by the order of july 9-2005.(O.G.R.T N° 79 - October 1, 2010)
Date of Implementation:
Regulation and/or Standard Scope:
Aquaculture is not regulated.
Imported Products Requirements
Among other requirements, imported products must be certified in the country of production, must be labelled with organic-production-data labels and logos, and the name of the certification body or registration number.
Certification and Accreditation
Republic of Tunisia Ministry of Industry, Energy and Small and Medium Enterprises' National Institute of Standardization and Industrial Property published General Guidelines for certification of products from organic agriculture (.pdf, in French).
To apply, send a letter addressed to:
Monsieur le Ministre de l'Agriculture et des ressources hydrauliques,
30 Rue Alain Savary
IFOAM Basic Guidelines and EEC
Tunisia pushes Tunisian producers to conform to EU regulation. Tunisia is on the EU's Third Country list. Tunisian organic agriculture is mainly geared toward export.
USDA’S GAIN Report Tunisia Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative (2016)
USDA’S GAIN Report Tunisia Exporter Guide (2017)
USDA’S GAIN Report List of Products Subject to Pre-Import Surveillance (2019)
USDA’S GAIN Report Order on Food Labeling and Presentation of Prepackaged Foods (2019)