Firms may face short term barriers when deciding to become exporters. Their production costs may be too high to compete with international prices, or they may perceive quality standard testing to be too risky of an investment. At the same time, the Tunisian government is keen to see more firms become exporters, tapping into international markets for further growth. The government wishes to see its firms produce higher value-added goods. A World Bank research team is investigating whether export subsidy rebates and matching grants can lower these initial barriers, nudging domestic-oriented firms to being exporting.
Export/ import activity, business productivity.