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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;
  5. Tangier Free Zone;
  6. Business Opportunities in:
    1. Industry;
    2. Solar and wind energy;
    3. Tourism;
    4. Moroccan Agriculture and Fishing;
    5. Logistics;
    6. Retail;
    7. ICT;
    8. Real Estate.
  7. Invest in Morocco
    1. Moroccan Investment and Development Agency (MIDA).
  8. Case Study:
    1. Business Opportunities in Casablanca;
    2. Business Opportunities in Rabat.
  9. Access to the Moroccan Market;
  10. 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 “International Trade and Business in the Kingdom of Morocco” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Moroccan Economy and Global Trade;
  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 Trade Agreements;
  5. To examine the profile of the Moroccan Businesspeople;
  6. To develop a business plan for the Moroccan Market.

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The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Morocco” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: Islamic Business, African Business, World Trade.

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Course: Business in the Maghreb.

Master: International Business.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Maroc Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Morrocos Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Marruecos.

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

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

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Moroccan Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Morocco and the Maghrebian Economic Area;
  2. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU);
  3. CEN-SAD;
  4. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA);
  5. Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement (Agadir)
    1. Egypt-Jordan-Morocco-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) / Agadir Agreement.
  6. Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC);
  7. European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Morocco Free Trade Agreement;
  8. United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement;
  9. Turkey-Morocco Free Trade Agreement;
  10. Morocco-United Arab Emirates Free Trade Agreement;
  11. European Union-Morocco:
    1. European Union-Morocco Association Agreement;
    2. European Neighborhood Policy;
    3. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.
  12. UK-Morocco Free Trade Agreement;
  13. In 2017, Morocco applied to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS);
  14. Global System of Trade Preferences (GSTP);
  15. Association of Caribbean States (Observer);
  16. Andean Community (Observer);
  17. SICA (observer).

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

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
    2. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary Measures;
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade;
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection;
    5. Agreement on Safeguards;
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement.
  2. WCO
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention.
  3. Convention Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods;
  4. Hamburg Rules (Sea);
  5. COTIF Convention (Rail);
  6. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC);
  7. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  8. IMO
  9. Customs Convention on Containers;
  10. CIM & CIT Rules (Rail);
  11. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention;
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport.

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Islamic Organizations:

  1. Arab League (LAS);
  2. Arab Development Funds in Africa;
  3. Organization of Islamic Cooperation;
  4. Islamic Development Bank;
  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;
  8. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  9. BADEA.

African Economic Organizations:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA);
  2. African Union;
  4. African Development Bank;
  5. Africa-Asia Partnership;
  6. Africa-Korea Partnership;
  7. Africa-Japan Cooperation;
  8. Africa-South America Summit;
  9. China-Africa Cooperation;
  10. Africa-India Cooperation;
  11. Africa-BRICS;
  12. Africa-Turkey Partnership.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Globalization and International Organizations

Global Organizations:

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. WIPO.
  2. WB;
  3. WTO;
  4. IMF.

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates

Kingdom of Morocco

  1. Moroccan Capital: Rabat;
  2. Economic Capital: Casablanca;
  3. The largest cities in Morocco:
    1. 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 km²;
  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 (EENI African Business Portal).

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 Civilization / African Civilization).

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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. Moroccan strategic sectors: aeronautics, off-shoring, agribusiness, textiles, electronics, and cars;
  7. Moroccan Aeronautical industry: 100 enterprises;
  8. Top Moroccan economic sectors: tourism, industry, fishing, water, housing, and international trade;
  9. Excellent political stability.

International Trade and Business in Morocco

  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 U.S., 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.

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