Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service
Tunisia drafted a national biosafety framework in 2014 but has continued to postpone its adoption and implementation. The draft framework is currently being reviewed by Tunisia’s executive branch for debate and vote by its Parliament. There is no timeline set for its completion. Tunisia currently places no restrictions on the importation of genetically engineered (GE) crops and Tunisian agricultural biotechnology activities are limited to scientific capacity building. No GE products have been developed or commercialized for local production. Tunisia imports agricultural products derived from GE technologies, particularly feed grains used by its livestock and poultry industries.