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When Zein al-Abidine Ben the former Tunisian president, and his fled the country this angry crowds drove imported by his son-in-law out of the port in Tunis and smashed them.

Zein al-Abidine Ben Ali, the Tunisian president, and his family the country this month, crowds drove cars by his son-in-law out of the port area in and smashed them.

Now, as the from the revolt settles, nervous carmakers are holding vehicles or reviewing relationships their Tunisian partners. manufacturers are waiting to see whether the state acts on companies to the former ruling family.

Tunisia’s car market is regulated by its ministry, which allocates to importers. Until now, went overwhelmingly to companies by relatives of the deposed former or of his wife, Leila Trabelsi.

which since 2002 has cars in Tunisia through Ford – whose shareholders Belhassen Trabelsi, the former brother-in-law – told the Financial it was reassessing its tie with the company.

agent for Porsche, Volkswagen, and Seat, sold about cars in 2010, accounting for a of Tunisia’s market in new cars.

The formerly state-owned, was privatised in when Mohamed Sakher the president’s son-in-law, bought a stake.

Last year, he 40 per cent of the company on the Tunis and stock exchanges.

Since the uprising, the company has a new acting chief executive Noureddine Hamdi, and resumed he company said she did not know would happen to Mr Materi’s stake.

Kia, the South producer, sells vehicles in through City Cars, of the El Materi Princess Holding, company controlled by the former son-in-law.

Audi said it had delivering cars to Tunisia it was unsure whether they clear customs and reach and whether, once there, would be safe on dealers’

“Right now we’re waiting for the to clear before we restart a spokeswoman for the carmaker said.

Kia said that it was monitoring the in Tunisia but had no plans to change its arrangements. Porsche said it had no plans to rethink the relationship Ennakl “as long as the company is and paying for cars”.

Tunisia’s new car totalled about 59,000 in 2010 – a tiny fraction of an that produced about 70m worldwide last year.

the global nature of their carmakers are hardened to operating in or politically risky conditions.

for compliance and reputational reasons, are careful to avoid falling of anti-corruption statutes such as the US Corrupt Practices Act, prohibits bribing foreign

wo subsidiaries of Daimler pleaded last year to charges of foreign officials under the The German group paid the US of Justice and Securities and Exchange $185m to settle the case.

Le another Tunisian importer acts as an agent for carmakers Daimler and Fiat, is owned by Mabrouk, the former president’s

Daimler said it had found no of irregularities at Le Moteur. However, the of Mercedes-Benz cars said it was developments in Tunisia and at Le Moteur, in with a policy of “zero toward corruption.

“We are strongly to integrity, and we expect the same our business partners,” a spokeswoman “We always keep a close on high-risk countries.”

Fiat would not comment on its in Tunisia, or its local partner.

Peugeot sells cars in through Stafim, a company in Mehdi Belgaid – reportedly to Halima Ben Ali, the former daughter – owns a stake.

“We are selling cars,” a spokesman “We are waiting for the new government to come in and what they do with companies that were up with the president’s family.”

ome in Tunisia expect the state take over the holdings of of Mr Ben Ali’s family accused of their position to enrich The new interim government has set up a commission to corruption.

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