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Emergence Plan
   
 
   
  1. Offshoring and near-shoring
  2. Industrial sub-contracting
  3. Agro-business
  4. Seafood processing
  5. Textiles
  6. Handicrafts
  Useful links :   The Ministry of Industry
     
    As part of the Kingdom’s overall programme to further develop, open up and liberalise the economy, the Emergence Plan is a target-oriented industrial strategy designed to achieve an additional GDP of MAD 91 billion and create up to 440,000 jobs. This 10-year strategy is expected to reduce the trade deficit by 50% and contribute by an annual growth rate of 1.6%.
    It will promote, inter alia, the effectiveness of Morocco’s capacity for relocating foreign companies, the development and modernization of new sectors and sub-sectors, the benchmarking of competitiveness and optimal growth of trade. With an industry long dominated by two main industries, textile and agro-business (50 % of industrial PIB), the new plan focuses mainly on new growth motors, in addition to these two industries: offshoring, car and aeronautic industries, electronics, seafood processing and handicraft.
 1- Offshoring and near-shoring
  • Morocco has become a leading destination for the French-speaking companies seeking to relocate their services, benefiting from the country’s geographical and cultural proximity, very competitive workforce and adequate infrastructures. The sector is already employing some 10,000 people, especially in call centres.
  • This sector-based policy is also targeting 10 to 12 priority areas that are suited to strengthen Morocco’s offer (e.g. back-office for banking and insurance, accounting services, customer services, IT services, etc.).
  • Aware of the importance of this sector, the Moroccan government has decided to build a welcoming infrastructure, so as offer companies work in the best possible work conditions (CasaShore, RabatShore, TangerShore and MarrakechShore)
   
 2- Industrial sub-contracting
    this sector has seen steep growth in Morocco, especially in three main areas: automotive equipment, aeronautics and electronic equipment, particularly in Casablanca and the north (Tanger Med port project). This project is designed to serve the European Union, based on optimal logistic conditions and an integrated multimodal platform (airport, highway network, rail network, and seaport), offering attractive cost factors and cutting freight charges by up to 50%. A big number of companies, including VOLVO, SCANIA, IVECO and CATERPILLAR, SAFRAN and CROUSET, are already installed in the country, and many more are to follow suit.
   
 3- Agro-business
    this sector is based on the development of some 8-10 food processing sub-sectors such as fruit and vegetables, besides emerging sub-sectors, such as bio, ready-to-eat dishes and sub-sectors with long-term potential (olive oil, citrus, etc.). The plan projects a concentration of these activities in areas with good agricultural potential (Agadir, Gharb, Meknès).
   
 4- Seafood processing
    the plan intends to create regional fisheries transformation hubs to develop the pelagic fisheries industry and the high value-added frozen products sector. This will open up attractive opportunities for the players in the food industry, especially in the city of Agadir (main hub): canning, packaging, ready meals, etc. aimed at export.
   
 5- Textiles
    this sector is basic for the success of the Emergence plan. Its development is based on better capacity for investment and operating capital, upgrading the range and technical components and the exploration of new markets through more competitive pricing and higher value-added finished products.
   
 6- Handicrafts
    focusing on high cultural content products, the new strategy underlines 5-10 export-oriented sub-sectors (decoration, jewellery, construction, etc.) backed by production capacity, innovation, and marketing plans, plus a modernized local distribution system. The strategy will focus on local and international markets alike.
   
     
 
 
     
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