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Business in Morocco, Rabat, Casablanca

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Syllabus of the Subject

Foreign Trade of Morocco. African Frontier Market, Tangier. Moroccan Businesspeople

  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

Tangier Free Zone

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 identify business opportunities in the Kingdom of Morocco
  3. To explore the Moroccan trade relations with the student's country
  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

Online Student Master in International Business

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

Doctorate: African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Course: Business in the Maghreb.

Foreign Trade and Business in the Maghreb

Master: International Business.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study 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 “Doing Business in Morocco”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International 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 Africa. Corridors, ports

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

Ports of Morocco, Casablanca, Agadir, Tangier, Mohammedia

African Economic Integration

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Moroccan Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

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

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. 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. Kyoto Convention
  3. Convention Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods
  4. Hamburg Rules (Sea)
  5. COTIF Convention (Rail)
  6. BIC
  7. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  8. IMO
  9. Customs Convention on Containers
  10. CIM & CIT Rules (Rail)
  11. 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)

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)

Islamic Organizations:

  1. Arab League
  2. Arab Development Funds in Africa
  3. OIC
  4. Islamic Development Bank
  5. ESCWA
  6. Asia-Middle East (Morocco) Dialogue
  7. Summit of South American-Arab Countries
  8. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  9. BADEA

African Organizations:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
  4. African Development Bank
  5. Africa-Asia Partnership
  6. Africa-Korea Partnership
  7. Africa-BRICS
  8. Africa-Turkey Partnership

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF

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

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

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

Moroccan Economy

Casablanca Business

  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

European Union-Morocco Association Agreement

EFTA-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Anas Sefrioui Moroccan Businesspeople

Aziz Akhannouch, Moroccan Muslim Businessman and politician. Akwa Group

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

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