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Doing business in Morocco

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Morocco.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Morocco
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Morocco company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Doing Business in Morocco
Guide produced by the Moroccan member firm of Morison KSi, offering an overview of issues for organisations considering setting up business in Morocco. It describes business structures, labour and personnel issues, international mobility and visas, the taxation system, banking and finance, reporting requirements, grants and incentives, and agencies providing assistance. Published in January 2018.

Doing Business in Morocco
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in January 2018.

Overseas Business Risk - Morocco
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Africa attractiveness
The latest report from EY examining the attractiveness of investment in Africa. Designed to help businesses in their investment decisions, it includes insight into the economy and foreign direct investment in the region. Reports and surveys from previous years are also available.

Doing Business in Morocco
A guide from PKF International which provides an overview of the country, types of business entities, accounting, taxation and other useful information.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover the legal system, foreign investment, business vehicles, employment, tax, competition, intellectual property, marketing agreements, e-commerce, data protection, and product liability.

Forums and support networks

British Chamber of Commerce for Morocco
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Morocco. Information is available about setting up a company in Morocco as well as a range of service offered by the Chamber.

Arab-British Chamber of Commerce
UK-based organisation supporting economic activity and trade between the UK and Arab League countries.

European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean
Federation of European organisations supporting trade and investment in Africa.

Middle East Association
UK-based organisation promoting commercial engagement with the Middle East and North Africa.

Other organisations

Invest in Africa
Platform set up by a group of international companies working in partnership to share knowledge and best practice on doing business in Africa.

Embassies and consulates

Articles and books in the Library collection

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