OECD Competition Assessment Reviews: Tunisia 2023:Sports and recreational services
6 June 2023
This chapter provides an overview of some of the most important sports and recreational services in Tunisia, identifies the main restrictions to competition, and provides recommendations. The regulatory framework for some activities, such as operating marinas, is incomplete, with implementing texts missing. For other activities, frameworks are fragmented and various pieces of legislation are not well harmonised. Most of the activities analysed are subject to cumbersome licensing procedures at the local level, conferring significant discretionary power on authorities and deterring market entry. Because of the complex regulatory framework and a lack of co‑ordination between central and local authorities, investment in sports and recreational services is relatively weak, having not exceeded 10% of total tourism investment over the past decade.