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Business in Morocco, Casablanca

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Morocco. Rabat and Casablanca

  1. Introduction to the Kingdom of Morocco (Maghreb)
  2. Moroccan Economy
  3. Key Sectors of the Moroccan Economy:
    1. Industry
    2. Energy
    3. Agriculture and Fisheries
    4. Transport
    5. Mines
    6. Domestic trade
  4. Moroccan International Trade (Import, Export)
  5. Port of Casablanca
  6. Tangier Free Zone
  7. Business Opportunities in:
    1. Industry
    2. Solar and wind energy
    3. Tourism
    4. Moroccan Agriculture and Fishing
    5. Logistics
    6. Retail
    7. Information and communication technologies (ICT)
    8. Real Estate
  8. Invest in Morocco
    1. Moroccan Investment and Development Agency (MIDA)
  9. Case Study:
    1. Business Opportunities in Casablanca
    2. Business Opportunities in Rabat
  10. Access to the Moroccan Market
  11. Business Plan for Morocco

Moroccan Businesspeople

  1. Othman Benjelloun (the richest men in Morocco)
  2. Aziz Akhannouch
  3. Anas Sefrioui
  4. Miloud Chaabi
  5. Mohamed Hassan Bensalah

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Kingdom of Morocco” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Moroccan Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Kingdom of Morocco
  3. To explore the Moroccan trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Moroccan Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  5. To examine the profile of the Moroccan Businesspeople
  6. To develop a business plan for the Moroccan Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Moroccobelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Business, African Business, World Trade
  2. Course: Business in the Maghreb
  3. Masters: International Business, Muslim Countries

Online Student Master in International Business

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  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Morocco”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in Morocco:
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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Morocco.

The Kingdom of Morocco: an African Frontier Market. The Emergence of the Moroccan Businessman in Africa.

Transport and Logistics in Morocco
  1. Port of Casablanca
  2. Cairo-Dakar Corridor
  3. Access to the Atlantic Transport Corridor (Portugal-Spain-France-Germany)

Moroccan Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Morocco and the Maghrebian Economic Area
  2. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States
  5. Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement (Agadir)
  6. Trade Preferential System of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
  7. Arab Free Trade Zone
  8. European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Morocco Free Trade Agreement
  9. Turkey-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  10. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA)
  11. European Union-Morocco:
    1. European Union-Morocco Association Agreement
    2. European Neighbourhood Policy
    3. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  12. In 2017, Morocco applied to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  13. Association of Caribbean States (Observer)
  14. Andean Community (Observer)
  15. Central American Integration System (SICA) (Observer)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI)
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE)
  4. Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules, UN)
  5. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)
  6. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)
  7. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  8. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  9. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)
  10. Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM, CIT)
  11. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

Othman Benjellou (Muslim Moroccan Businessman, the richest men in Morocco) Al Wataniya (Insurance Company)

Islamic Organisations:

  1. Arab League (LAS)
  2. Arab Development Funds in Africa
  3. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  4. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  5. ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia)
  6. Asia-Middle East (Morocco) Dialogue (AMED)
  7. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  8. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  9. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

African Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  2. African Union (AU)
  3. African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
  4. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  5. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership (NAASP)
  6. Africa-Korea Partnership
  7. Africa-Japan Cooperation (TICAD)
  8. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  9. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  10. Africa-India Framework for Cooperation
  11. Africa-BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)
  12. Africa-Turkey Partnership

Global Organisations

  1. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  2. World Bank (WB)
  3. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  4. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Morocco

  1. Moroccan Capital: Rabat
  2. Economic Capital: Casablanca
  3. The largest cities in Morocco: Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakesh, Tangier, Fez, Meknes, Oujda, and Agadir
  4. Official languages in Morocco: Arabic and Amazighe
  5. French is widely used, and Spanish in the North of Morocco
  6. Moroccan Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy. His Majesty the King: King Mohammed VI
  7. Area of Morocco: 446,550 square kilometres
  8. Moroccan Population: 33 million people
  9. Morocco share frontiers with Algeria, Western Sahara (Mauritania), and Spain
  10. Abolition of Slavery in Morocco: 1922
  11. Independence of Morocco from France: 1956

More information about Morocco (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

Casablanca Business

Religion in Morocco:

  1. 99% of the Moroccan population is Muslim Sunni (Islam)
  2. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Maliki school
  3. The King of Morocco is considered as a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed

Morocco belongs to the Maghrebian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation / African Civilisation).

Ports of Morocco, Casablanca, Agadir, Tangier, Mohammedia. Maritime Transport Course

Moroccan Economy

  1. The economic development of the Kingdom of Morocco (30 million people) in the last years, allowed to set up the basic infrastructures and improve the socio-educational needs of the Moroccan population
  2. Moroccan GDP growth: 4.7%
    1. Agriculture sector: 15% of the GDP
    2. Manufacturing: 15% of the GDP
  3. Fiscal deficit: 5.5% of the GDP
  4. Moroccan Inflation: 1.9%
  5. High youth unemployment (ages 15-24): 19%
  6. National Pact for Industrial Emergence (2009-15)
  7. Moroccan strategic sectors: aeronautics, off-shoring, agribusiness, textiles, electronics, and cars
  8. Moroccan Aeronautical industry: 100 enterprises
  9. Top Moroccan economic sectors: tourism, industry, fishing, water, housing, and international trade
  10. Excellent political stability

European Union-Morocco Association Agreement

  1. Morocco is a frontier market
  2. Stable banking sector
  3. Weakness of Morocco: environmental fragility.
    1. The Green Plan of Morocco
  4. Moroccan Currency: Dirham
  5. Top Moroccan trade partners are France, Spain, India, Brazil, China, the United States, and Saudi Arabia
  6. Existence of investment, industrial zones and free zones (Tangier, Dakhla, Nador, Kenitra, Kebdan, and Laayoune)
  7. The headquarters of the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade are in Morocco
  8. The Arab Monetary Fund was founded in 139 6A.H. in Morocco
  9. The Businessman Sefrioui Anas (1957) is the third-richest person in Morocco. He is the owner (62%) of the Addoha Group.
  10. The Moroccan Businessman and politician, Miloud Chaabi (1930) is the founder of the Ynna Holding and owner of the chain of hotels “Riad Mogador” and supermarket group “Aswak Assalam” in Morocco.
  11. The largest port of Morocco: Port of Casablanca.

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Atlantic Transport Corridor (Portugal-Spain-France-Germany)

Samples - Business in Morocco

Tangier Free Zone

Anas Sefrioui Moroccan Businesspeople (Master)

Aziz Akhannouch, Moroccan Muslim Businessman and politician. Akwa Group

Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya

Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway): Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Western Sahara, and Senegal

United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement

Morocco-EFTA Free Trade Agreement

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