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Sector Oil and Gas
Country Tunisia
RGI Edition Year 2021
Topic Contract transparency and monitoring, Legislation and regulation, Licensing and negotiation, Mandatory payment disclosure, Measurement of environmental and social impacts, Open data, Revenue management, State-owned enterprises, Tax policy and revenue collection
Document Type PDF
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RGI Questions 1.1.9a: Is the government required to publicly disclose all signed licenses/contracts with extractive companies?,
1.1.10c: Who has the primary authority to monitor compliance with the operational aspects of licenses/contracts?,
1.1.10d: Is the legislature required to ratify licenses/contracts?,
1.2a: What is the fiscal system for extractive resources?,
1.2.5a: Do rules specify the income tax rate(s) applying to extractive companies? ,
1.2.5b: Do rules specify the royalty rate(s) applying to extractive companies?,
1.2.5d: Do rules specify the withholding tax rate(s) applying to extractive companies payments?,
1.2.5e: For countries using production sharing agreements, do rules specify the company and government production shares?,
1.3.1b: Is there a requirement for the EIA and/or SIA to be publicly disclosed?,
1.3.2a: From 2015 onwards, have EIAs and/or SIAs been publicly disclosed?,
1.3.3a: Are extractive companies required to prepare environmental mitigation management plans prior to development?,
1.3.5a: Do rules require the government to set penalties (i.e. fines, license suspension or license revocation) for non-compliance with environmental mitigation management plans?,
1.3.7a: Are there rules governing compensation to landowners or land users when project development interferes with their access to or use of land?,
1.3.5b: Are there rules governing rehabilitation and closure of extractive projects?,
1.4.1a: Are there rules governing fiscal transfers between the government and the SOE?,
4.1c: Is the development of forward linkages promoted in laws, policies or by state equity?,
5.2a: Do rules specify withholding taxes applicable to payments to non-resident extractive industry suppliers?,
5.6a: Are there rules governing compensation when project development interferes with people's livelihoods (aspects of both tangible and intangible value)?,
5.6b: Do existing rules governing the compensation and resettlement process include the following principles: - principle of consent of affected persons - principle of replacement cost for compensation - the right to be assisted for the restoration of livelihoods - the right to appeal against decisions on compensations.,
5.6c: Are there rules requiring the disclosure of the Resettlement Action Plan or the Livelihood Restoration Plan, in the event that they are required when a project interferes with people's livelihoods?
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