Attitude et comportement des opérateurs à l’égard des risques à l’export: cas des exportations des dattes tunisiennes
New Medit, Vol 11, n. 4, (December 2012), pp. 41-48.
Jel classifications: Q17, F14
The process of market liberalization makes the Tunisian exports of agricultural products face a high competition. Therefore, exploring new market opportunities through the expansion of the traditional markets and the penetration of new ones become necessary.
However, such an approach may entail some risks for exporters, especially in the dates sector. The present study aims at analyzing the attitudes of the operators against export risks, especially credit risk, and how they manage them. It is shown that the export activity is strongly based on traditional markets, with little effort of finding new market niches. Through a hierarchical cluster analysis, three classes of exporter’s profiles have been identified, revealing a different risk perception among exporters in addition to the use of payment instruments with no guarantees to exporters and low adhesion to export credit insurance system.
dates sector, export, risk, insurance