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CONTENT Amcham President’s Letter ............................................................................................

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Amcham Managing Director’s Letter .............................................................................

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Remarks ......................................................................................

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Amcham’s Organizational Profile ...................................................................................

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Board Of Directors ..........................................................................................................

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Why Join Amcham Morocco ............................................................................................

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Membership Application Form .......................................................................................

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History of the U.S. and Morocco – the beginning ...........................................................

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Timeline of U.S.-Morocco relations ................................................................................

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Key U.S. Agencies in Morocco .........................................................................................

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Morocco among the first countries to invite the Peace Corps to assist in its development process in 1963 .......................................................

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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Morocco sign a partnership in 2006 ..........................................................................

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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Morocco signed a five-year, $697.5 million compact in August 2007 ...........................................

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Morocco eligible to a Second Compact of $450 million in 2016 .....................................

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About the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) ......................................................

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Milestones of U.S. - Morocco Economic Relations .........................................................

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Morocco- U.S. Free Trade Agreement ............................................................................

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U.S. Trade Balance With Morocco Between 2006 & 2016 ..............................................

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U.S. Companies Percentages in Morocco ......................................................................

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U.S. Investments In Figures ............................................................................................

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Major Sectors In The Moroccan Market Targeted By U.S. Investors .............................

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List Of U.S. Companies In Morocco ................................................................................

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Members Of The American Chamber Of Commerce In Morocco ...................................

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Useful Information For Doing Business In Morocco ......................................................

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2018 International Buyer Program - Trade Shows in the U.S.A .....................................

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AMCHAM PRESIDENT’S LETTER

Azzedine Kettani, President Attorney, Professor of Law Kettani Law Firm

Dear AmCham members and partners : On behalf of the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco, I would like to congratulate both Morocco and the United States of America for the 240 years anniversary of Moroccan-American friendship. As you know, Morocco was the first country to formally recognize the United States in 1777. The Sultan of Morocco Sidi Muhammad Ben Abdullah issued a declaration on December 20, 1777, announcing that all vessels sailing under the American flag could freely enter Moroccan ports. The United States negotiated its first formal Treaty of Commerce and Friendship with Morocco in 1783. Negotiations resulted in the signing in 1786 of the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship and Amity, also called the Treaty of Marrakech. This opening of trade and commerce which dates back to centuries has been cemented by a free trade agreement (FTA) signed in 2006, the unique agreement in Africa, and later a strategic dialogue signed in 2012. The

U.S.-Morocco

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commercial ties reflect the overall relationship. Today, U.S. companies in Morocco have invested over 2 billion dollars in key sectors such as automobile, aeronautics, food, textiles, education, franchising, banking, services, and energy. Trade between Morocco and the U.S. has reached 3 billion dollars in 2016 compared to 500 million dollars before the signing of FTA. AmCham Morocco is proud of the progress and will continue to work closely with our members in order to identify their needs and to help them enhance their relation with the USA. We will also continue to work with key U.S. agencies here in Morocco and in the U. S. to strengthen ties and help U.S.-Morocco relations thrive. We wish Morocco and the U.S. a longstanding friendship and more prosperity in the years to come.

Azzedine Kettani President AmCham Morocco

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AMCHAM MANAGING DIRECTOR’S LETTER

Rabia El Alama, Ex-officio Board Member Managing Director AmCham Morocco

Dear AmCham members and partners : We are very proud of the special relationship that has developed between our two countries as we celebrate 240 years since the ruler of Morocco, Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Abdellah, sealed a Treaty of Peace and Friendship with the United States in 1786. It is believed to be the oldest unbroken treaty relationship still in force in the world. The American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco (AmCham) has also strengthen its presence in Morocco by celebrating its 50th Anniversary last year. Founded in 1966, the AmCham today has an impressive list of close to 300 active members engaged in almost every sector of the Moroccan economy. AmCham’s professional programs, advocacy, and networking events all contribute to an improved business climate, which fosters bilateral trade and investment. We are proud of AmCham history and the impact we are making every day on the business community. We are also proud of the following milestones: • Ease of doing business survey. • Women entrepreneurs’/start-ups forum. • AmCham 50th anniversary and 10 years of FTA celebrations. • Launch of AMCHAM NORTH WEST AFRICA COUNCIL (ANWAC). • Launch of AmCham Export incubator. • AmCham Door knock to Washington, D.C. • MoU’s between AmCham and Fort Worth and Dallas Regional Chambers of Commerce, in Texas. • MoU’s between AmCham and Winter Haven Economic Council, in Florida. • MoU’s between AmCham and Alabama Mobile Chamber of Commerce. • Accreditation by the US Chamber of Commerce in D.C. • AmCham-U.S. Consulate Business Executive Visa Program (BEP). • AmCham-Oxford Business Group partnership on publishing Morocco The report. • AmCham – U.S. Embassy gateway Advantage mission to the U.S.A.

We will continue listening to our members and partners to achieve greater business successes both in Morocco and the U.S. We welcome your active participation and suggestions. We look forward to an exciting future as we seek to build stronger business ties between Morocco and the United States. We wish you success throughout 2018! Warmest regards,

Rabia El Alama

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241 years of American independence and 240 years of Moroccan-American friendship. Stephanie Miley Chargé d’affaires

Remarks by Stephanie Miley, Chargé d’affaires, U.S. embassy Rabat on the occasion of United States Independence Day.

June 30, 2017, Rabat Welcome! We are delighted to have you with us this evening to celebrate two important anniversaries in the year 2017: 241 years of American independence and 240 years of Moroccan-American friendship.

predicted the wonderful future of my country. But in fact at that moment, America’s struggle for independence was just beginning and our success was still far from certain.

In 1776, our forefathers (and foremothers – please remember we women were there from the beginning and will continue to be there for each and every new step along the way!) embarked on an experiment in democracy, a bold step into an unknown future when they put forth our Declaration of Independence, which affirmed our nation’s belief in and hope for a better world, in words that still echo today:

But also at that moment, across the ocean, our call for freedom found a sympathetic listener. Believing in the importance of befriending other nations and ensuring prosperity for his people by expanding trade, Morocco’s Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdullah issued a declaration of his own on December 20, 1777 – which you saw tonight as the backdrop when you entered this residence. He announced that American ships could pass freely into Moroccan ports, thereby granting our young democracy a most important political protection: that of diplomatic recognition. And so began this wonderful partnership between the United States and Morocco.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. The final line of this essential expression of our experiment in democracy, underscores the uncertainty and risk they faced, when they concluded: And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor. Looking back from this time and distance, it seems as if that document was prescient, and easily

But while political affirmation of our new nation was important, more essential to our immediate survival was Morocco’s welcoming of our ships into its ports. This opening of trade and commerce between the United States and Morocco supported us through the years of war, permitting us to withstand blockades and hardships, nurturing our young economy, and ensuring the first triumph of our democratic experiment. What your Moroccan forefathers and foremothers

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did for us with those few words of encouragement in the winter of 1777 was enormous: you recognized our dream for a better future, and you unlocked our potential to achieve it. And for that we are grateful. In the 240 years since Morocco helped launch our new democracy, our two nations have stood together on the world stage, partners striving for freedom and justice for all. This year we honor the anniversaries of some of those monumental events: • This year marks the 220th anniversary of the appointment of the first U.S. diplomat to Morocco; • The 100th anniversary of Moroccan soldiers fighting alongside U.S. Marines in World War One; • The 75th anniversary of Operation Torch, the military campaign of Allied forces in North Africa, and in early 2018 we will mark the 75th anniversary of the “Casablanca Conference” where King Mohamed V hosted Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Charles de Gaulle, to plan the final chapter of World War Two and to discuss how they could ensure a lasting peace. To help secure that peace, Moroccans fought alongside the Allies from 1942 to 1945. The U.S. commanding officer General Clark paid tribute to the Moroccan forces for their role in what he described as “one of the most brilliant and daring advances of the war in Italy...[a victory] which was to be a key to the success of the entire drive on Rome.” • As part of that 75th anniversary, two universities, Hassan II University in Casablanca and Kennisaw State University in the state of Georgia, have brought Moroccan and American students together on a project to share the history of Morocco’s leadership in religious tolerance, epitomized by King Mohamed V’s protection of the kingdom’s Jewish population during World War Two Over these last 240 years since the Moroccan people first extended their hand in friendship, we have also celebrated milestones marking the very personal connection between Moroccans and Americans. This year we celebrate 60 years of development cooperation between the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Government of Morocco. During these 60 years, USAID has partnered with Morocco’s brightest minds on a diverse range of ambitious projects. Early USAID investments helped build the Mohammed V and Mechra Hamadi dams and to improve maternal and child health care in Morocco. Today, our

assistance cooperation focuses on providing positive opportunities for youth, from helping two young sisters from Tetouan pursue their dream of becoming auto mechanics to offering professional training to young men and women at universities and technical schools to sending twelve young girls to the NASA space camp in the state of Alabama We are also celebrating over fifty years of peopleto-people exchanges through the Peace Corps, through our Fulbright Fellowships, and through our International Visitor Leadership Program that has sponsored hundreds of young Moroccan leaders in government, academia, civil society, and the arts in visiting the United States, all through the support of the American people. And one of my favourite milestones, we are celebrating nearly five centuries – 490 years to be precise of Moroccan immigration to America. It is believed that the first North African to arrive on the shores of what would become part of the United States – more than three hundred years later – was Estebanico Al Azemmouri, a Moroccan of Gnawa descent who was part of an expedition to colonize Florida in 1527. As a country of immigrants – my own grandparents included – it is wonderful to know that the rich history of Morocco was woven into our tapestry of multiculturalism early on and continues to enrich us. Today we continue to honor and celebrate our storied past and our hopeful future. Morocco remains a vital security partner, as host to the largest annual joint military operation on the continent of Africa, African Lion, which this year had over one thousand U.S. military troops working side by side with their Moroccan comrades and those from nearly a dozen other countries on our mutual efforts to strengthen peace and security in the region and around the world. Morocco continues to be an important economic partner including in multilateral fora, where Morocco has convened diverse actors to help find common purpose. Morocco’s hosting of the meetings that led to the Marrakech Agreement in 1994 created the World Trade Organization to establish global rules between nations to ensure that trade flows smoothly, predictably, and freely – and with it the opportunities of economic growth and development. Morocco and the United States just celebrated ten years of our Free Trade

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Agreement, the only one that the United States has in Africa. And only last year Morocco hosted the world at COP22 in Marrakech, demonstrating leadership in protecting the environment for future generations. And while our government-to-government connections are important, I believe it is the vitality of our people to people connections – ranging from sister-city friendships to student exchanges to civil society collaborations – that sustain our enduring partnership. Today our close and abiding relationship continues on the basis of our shared values and shared interests. We are partners striving for the advancement of regional cooperation and security, for continued economic growth and prosperity, for sustainable development of the countries across the continent, and for stronger connections between our institutions and our people. We are proud to note that on all these fronts — and for many other common objectives — Morocco and the United States share a resolute commitment to work in partnership. The intertwined history of Morocco and the United States has been commemorated in many ways. These interactions all contribute to the strong bond that our two countries enjoy today.

When I reflect on the friendship Morocco showed to the United States by opening its ports to our traders and diplomats 240 years ago, I can’t help but wonder about how different my own country’s history might have been without this gesture of support, and how different the world of today would be without Morocco’s ongoing efforts to strengthen internationalism to the benefit of all nations. I would like to close by expressing gratitude to Morocco for its role in the history of my country and optimism in the promise we share for the next two centuries of friendship. In 1777 Morocco sent a message of welcome to a new and unknown country and we responded to that message of welcome by affirming “our earnest desire to cultivate a sincere and firm peace and friendship with [his] Majesty and to make it lasting to all posterity.” As I said earlier, 240 years ago our Moroccan friends recognized our dream for a better future, and unlocked our potential to achieve it. We are proud to repay that debt by partnering with Morocco to honour what is now our shared dream for a better future, and our joint commitment to unlocking the potential of both our nations to achieve it. Thank you so much for joining us in this celebration of 241 years of American independence and 240 years of Moroccan-American friendship.

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AMCHAM’S ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE MISSION STATEMENT AmCham Morocco’s mission is to provide support to businesses, Moroccan and American, in expanding their opportunities in each market through advocacy, information, networking and business support services.

BACKGROUND The American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco (AmCham Morocco) is a non-profit, nongovernment organization which represents American and Moroccan businesses and individuals. AmCham was established in 1966 by a network of Moroccan and American businesses under the auspices of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. AmCham membership totals 300 members, of which 55% are Moroccan, 40% American, and 5% other nationalities. Members support AmCham operations through annual dues; the Chamber receives no governmental funding, outside financial support, or subsidies.

STRUCTURE The Chamber is governed by an elected Board, comprised of the presidents of leading U.S. companies established in Morocco, of Moroccan companies doing business with the U.S., exofficio members representing the U.S. government in Morocco, and the AmCham Managing Director. The Chamber’s annual workload is accomplished through three standing committees with different focuses. AmCham Morocco has three permanent staff that manage the day-to-day operations of the central office, coordinate events and publications, handles information requests, processes membership applications, and performs specialized research.

COMMITTEES Much of the AmCham’s annual workload is accomplished through three standing committees:

U.S.-Morocco Business Issues Committee, Trade and Investment Committee and Outreach Committee. These committees provide a forum for AmCham members to raise issues about the business climate and draft position papers to solicit government action on issues such as IPR, taxes, custom duties, education, security, corruption, and other. AmCham members are invited to join one or more committees of their choice. U.S.-MOROCCO BUSINESS ISSUES COMMITTEE • Advocacy for all aspects of the business environment. • Awareness and education about business concerns.

TRADE AND INVESTMENT COMMITTEE • Promotion of the FTA and obstacles to trade and investment between Morocco and the USA. • Strategic dialogue.

OUTREACH COMMITTEE • Assist with events organization.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Azzedine Kettani, President

Aziz Bidah, Vice President

Imad Benmoussa, Vice President

Kettani Law Firm

Price Water House

Coca-Cola Egypt & North Africa Region

Danielle Tobias, Secretary General

Rita Maria Zniber, Board Member

Attorney, Professor of Law

Export Manager Laprophan

Taoufik Rabbaa, Board Member

Managing Director, Treasury and Trade Solutions Head

Partner in Charge

General Manager

Julianne M. Furman, Board Member President

Chairman and CEO

Polydesign Systems

Carl A. Atallah, Board Member

Laurent Ebzant, Board Member

Chevron Morocco Exploration Ltd.

Hyatt Regency Casablanca

Diana Holding SA

Vice President

General Manager

Citi Morocco

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Rabia El Alama, Ex-officio

Jen Rasamimanana, Ex-Officio

AmCham Morocco

Board Member U.S. Consul General

Board Member Managing Director

U.S. Consulate Casablanca, Morocco

Brenda VanHorn, Ex-officio Board Member Senior Commercial Officer

U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

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AMCHAM’S ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE (cont’d)

SERVICES • Advocacy and Assistance with Business issues. • Business Briefings and Testimonials. • Business Priority User for U.S. Visas. • Business Opportunities and Matchmaking. • Business Referrals. • Committees. • CV Bank. • Discounts in Hotels, Restaurants, and other Businesses. • Events. • Export Incubator. • Information on U.S.-Morocco Trade and Investment. • Promotional Opportunities. • AmCham Annual Awards.

COMMITTEES • U.S.-Morocco Business Issues Committee. • Trade and Investment Committee. • Outreach Committee.

PARTNERSHIPS • Association of Moroccan Professionals in America (AMPA). • Dallas Regional Chamber. • Executive Education Center of Al Akhawayn University (EEC-AUI). • Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. • Investment Development Agency (AMDI). • Moroccan American Trade and Investment Council (MATIC-USA). • Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. • Oxford Business Group (OBG). • Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP). • U.S. Embassy / U.S. Consulate. • U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (FCS). • Winter Haven Economic Development Council.

NETWORKS • AmCham MENA. • AmCham Africa, AmCham North West Africa Council. • U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

PUBLICATIONS • Annual Directory. • Frequent E-newsletters. • Trade and Investment Guide.

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WHY JOIN AMCHAM MOROCCO SERVICES FOR AMCHAM MEMBERS Following is a list of services provided to AmCham members. these services are designed to help members find the support their business needs, obtain access to reliable information, expand their network and access new business opportunities. So, take advantage of what AmCham has to offer NOW! The AmCham staff will be more than happy to assist you.

SUMMARY OF AMCHAM SERVICES Advocacy and Assistance with Business Environment Concerns AmCham Morocco along with the U.S. Embassy and the Foreign Commercial Service of the U.S. Consulate advocate for business environment issues and work closely with the Moroccan and the U.S. Governments to improve the business climate for U.S. companies established in Morocco and for AmCham members in general. We invite you to share your business concerns with us and join the AmCham Advocacy committee for action.

Business Briefings and Testimonials If you are unfamiliar with Morocco or are looking for more information on the country, AmCham can help get you up to speed. AmCham can provide you with statistics and key information on specific business sectors as well as live testimonials from AmCham members who can testify on their specific experiences in Morocco the challenges they faced and the paths to success in their various domains of expertise.

Business Opportunities and Matchmaking Members receive and submit business opportunities, such as offers to buy or sell products locally, requests for trade partners or investors, and notifications of import/export opportunities.

Business Referrals AmCham provides members with referrals necessary for international tenders and procurements.

Business Program User (BPU) AmCham and the U.S. Consulate are pleased to provide the Business Program User (BPU). This program, exclusively for business visas, reserves visa appointments at the Consulate on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month for the employees of AmCham member companies and their families, simplifying and shortening the visa process.

CV Database The database has over 300 CVs of bilingual candidates interested in working in an anglophone environment. We invite you to register for this service on the AmCham website : www.amcham.ma

Committees Much of the AmCham’s annual workload is accomplished through three standing committees. These committees provide a forum for AmCham members to raise issues about the business climate and draft position papers to solicit government action on issues such as IPR, taxes, custom duties, corruption, unfair competition, cross regional trade, education and human resources, and other concerns. AmCham members are invited to join one or more committees of their choice by sending an e-mail to : amcham@amcham.ma

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Discounts in Hotels, Restaurants, and Other Businesses As a valued member of AmCham, you will also receive special discounts on products and services offered by member companies using your membership card especially hotels and restaurants. The list is published in this directory and can be downloaded from the AmCham website. You can also benefit from discounts offered by AmCham MENA composed of AmCham Algeria, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Lebanon. These discounts are available at : www.amchammena.org

Events AmCham hosts series of professional events including workshops, debates, and roundtables throughout the year. These events represent an excellent networking opportunity, and allow members and guests to listen to the views of prominent political and business speakers from the government, international agencies, and the private sector. Additionally, AmCham organizes fund-raising events such as the annual gala ball and the golf challenge.

Information on U.S.-Morocco Trade and Investment AmCham members receive feeds on U.S. - Morocco Trade and Investment as well as latest news on market regulation from US FDA, USDA, EPA and other agencies.

Promotional opportunities AmCham members interested in increasing their visibility in Morocco and the U.S. can use the following tools:

AmCham website : AmCham Morocco website is an attractive channel for reaching your target customers. corporate logos and websites display are available for members. AmCham electronic newsletter : AmCham newsletters are sent to 6000+ e-mails monthly both in Morocco and in the U.S. AmCham Annual Directory : All members and their companies are featured in this complete cross-referenced directory, published every year and referred to by thousands of Moroccans and international users. Mass e-mails campaigns : Members can use the AmCham 6000 e-mail database for their marketing and sales campaigns.

Publications, Reports and Web sites: AmCham members receive a monthly electronic newsletter, an annual directory, an annual report on Morocco published in collaboration with Oxford Business Group. In addition, the AmCham website offers variety of information on doing business, both in Morocco and the U.S. and top news in the field of trade and investment.

U.S.-Morocco Trade and Investment Award AmCham members are invited to apply each year for two main awards: The U.S.-Morocco Trade and Investment Award. This award recognizes American and Moroccan businesses – large, medium or small – that have succeeded in bilateral trade and/or investment through well-designed and innovative strategies while demonstrating good corporate citizenship. The Corporate Citizenship Award : This award recognizes AmCham member companies of all sizes for their appreciation of the values of good corporate citizenship, as well as to inspire all members to reach the level of excellence within their communities. The winning companies are promoted for free through a company profile that gets published in the AmCham newsletter, annual directory and the website. * For more information on AmCham services, please visit our website : www.amcham.ma or send us an e-mail at amcham@amcham.ma

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TIBU opens a center in FNIDEQ,

The first in the North in partnership with the Ministry of National Education and the United States Embassy in Morocco.

In Fnideq,

120

young people will be trained in Basketball techniques as well as a range of life skills.

Official launch on November 1, 2017. The 8th center in the Kingdom. Other openings are planned soon in Al Hoceima, Chaouen and Tangier. Promoting the values of TIBU to young people, a real social project to prevent and fight exclusion, delinquency and extremism.

TIBU Maroc continues its momentum by opening new centers throughout the Kingdom. After Casablanca (4), Mohammedia (1), Zenata (1) and Inzegane (1), it is the turn of the city of Fnideq to house the first TIBU center in the Northern region which will be operational from November 1 2017. This will be the 8th center of this NGO in the Kingdom. Other centers will soon open in Al Hoceima, Chaouen and Tangier to better target young people in the region and to support the North in its dynamic of economic and social development. TIBU focuses its strategy on supporting these young people through education and sport to better prevent and combat exclusion, extremism and delinquency. To do this, TIBU aims to inspire young people with noble values: Teamwork, Commitment, Leadership and Fair play through its sporting, educational and social projects and programs. The opening of the Fnideq center is the fruit of a fruitful collaboration between TIBU Maroc, the United States Embassy in Morocco and the Ministry of National Education. "This establishment aims to inspire the Moroccan youth, and particularly the youth of the North, with the values e of TIBU, to give them the opportunity to express themselves positively and open up future prospects for them "explains Mohamed Amine ZARIAT, President of TIBU Maroc association for whom sport is always a passion and a vector of personal development and self-assertion. TIBU Center Project: In the new n Fnideq Center, more than 120 young people will benefit from a program focused on: Basketball, Leadership, Languages and Capacity building. This program aims to allow young people to develop critical thinking and promote education and civic responsibility and human values through Basketball. Developing the motor and cognitive aspect of young participants is also one of the priorities of this NGO. "In addition to working directly with more than 120 young people per center, we will reach an even wider audience by disseminating and highlighting the center’s activities using traditional and social media," said the NGO’s president. These young people will be supervised by a staff composed of 5 people (educators and coaches) who will receive an upstream and continuing training in the coach training center by TIBU. Discussion groups will be held every three months with participants, parents and teachers to provide feedbacks and measure program performance. This new n center will help change dynamics of the neighborhood, beneficiaries and families. It will help reach a wider audience of participants: friends, parents, teachers and their community in general. This project will also help to change the stereotype that the community has about sport in general and will show the role it can play in having a positive impact on young people.


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History of the U.S. and Morocco – the beginning Moroccan–American Treaty of Friendship In December 1777, Moroccan sultan Muhammad III included America in a list of countries to which Morocco’s ports were open. With that message to foreign consuls for communication to European capitals, Morocco became the first country whose head of state publicly recognized the new United States. Relations were formalized with the Moroccan–American Treaty of Friendship negotiated by Thomas Barclay, and signed by Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Muhammad III in 1786.

Last page of treaty of Marrakesh (in English) with the signatures of the commissioners.

Last page of 1836 treaty with President Jackson’s signature.

Last page of treaty of Marrakesh (in English) with the signatures of the commissioners.

Renewing the Treaty In 1835, 49 years after the signing of the Marrakesh Treaty which was about to expire, Andrew Jackson, the 7th US President, ordered James R. Leib to discuss renewing the treaty with Sultan Abderrahman (ruled from 1822-1859), Sultan Suliman’s son and successor. The latter gave the Treaty an indefinitely effect, it was signed in Meknes on 16th of September 1836 after a smooth negotiation with the Sultan. The treaty was later endorsed in Tangier on October 1st 1836 and proclaimed on January 30th 1837.

Morocco’s support to the USA was carried out later even during the Civil War. Through thick and thin, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs assured the American consul, Jesse H. McMath, that his country is «being a sincere friend of the American nation would never or give countenance to the insurgents». From 1777 and throughout the rest of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, Morocco and the USA managed to strengthen their diplomatic relations and draw a broad line in their history following the initiative set by Sultan Mohammed III.

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TIMELINE OF U.S.-MOROCCO RELATIONS Morocco was the first country to formally recognize the United States. The Sultan Sidi Muhammad Ben Abdullah, who ruled Morocco from 1757 to 1790, announced his desire for friendship with the United States. The Sultan issued a declaration on December 20, 1777, announcing that all vessels sailing under the American flag could freely enter Moroccan ports.

1777

The U.S. Government sent its first official communication to the Sultan of Morocco in December 1780. The letter reads: “We the Congress of the 13 United States of North America, have been informed of your Majesty’s favorable regard to the interests of the people we represent, which has been communicated by Monsieur Etienne d’Audibert Caille of Sale, Consul of Foreign nations unrepresented in your Majesty’s states. We assure you of our earnest desire to cultivate a sincere and firm peace and friendship with your Majesty and to make it lasting to all posterity. Should any of the subjects of our states come within the ports of your Majesty’s territories, we flatter ourselves they will receive the benefit of your protection and benevolence. You may assure yourself of every protection and assistance to your subjects from the people of these states whenever and wherever they may have it in their power. We pray your Majesty may enjoy long life and uninterrupted prosperity.”

1780

The United States negotiated its first formal treaty of commerce and friendship with Morocco. Negotiations began in 1783, and resulted in the signing in 1786 of the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship and Amity, also called the Treaty of Marrakech. In addition, a separate ship seals agreement, providing for the identification at sea of American and Moroccan vessels, was signed in Marrakech on July 6,1786. Binding for 50 years, the Treaty was signed by Thomas Jefferson in Paris on January 1, 1787, and John Adams in London on January 25, 1787, and was ratified by Congress on July 18, 1787. The negotiation of this treaty marked the beginning of diplomatic relations between the two countries and it was the first treaty between any Arab, Muslim, or African State and the United States.

1783

The United States established a consulate in Morocco in 1797. President Washington had requested funds for this post in a message to Congress on March 2, 1795, and James Simpson, the U.S. Consul at Gibraltar who was appointed to this post, took up residence in Tangier 2 years later. Sultan Sidi Muhammad’s successor, Sultan Moulay Soliman, had recommended to Simpson the establishment of a consulate because he believed it would provide greater protection for American vessels.

1797

The Moroccan leader gave the United States one of the most beautiful buildings in Tangier for its consular representative. This building served as the seat of the principal U.S. representative to Morocco until 1956 and is the oldest piece of property owned by the United States abroad.

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1836

The Treaty of Friendship and Peace was renewed for an indefinite term.

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During World War I, Morocco, under the French protectorate, was aligned with the Allied forces, and over 20,000 Moroccan soldiers fought in various theatres.

WORLD WAR I

During World War II, Moroccan national defense forces aided American and British forces operating in the area. Morocco also hosted one of the most pivotal meetings of the allied leaders in World War II. President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Free French commander General Charles De Gaulle met for four days in the Casablanca suburb of Anfa in January 1943 to discuss the war and agreed to launch their continental counter-push against Axis aggression through a beachhead landing on the French Atlantic coast. At this meeting President Roosevelt also pledged to do all in his power to support Morocco’s wish to be independent of the French.

WORLD WAR II

Following Morocco’s independence, President Eisenhower communicated to King Mohammed V that “my government renews its wishes for the peace and prosperity of Morocco,” to which the King responded that he would be a staunch ally in the fight against the proliferation of Communism in the region. Later that year, the two countries exchanged Ambassadors, thus establishing full diplomatic relations.

1956

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its predecessor agencies have managed an active and effective assistance program in Morocco.

1957

The Peace Corps has also been active in Morocco since 1963, and more than 4,860 volunteers have served there. Currently, there are over 180 volunteers in Morocco working in the areas of health, youth development, small business, and the environment.

1963

African Lion, a joint military exercise conducted by US Army personnel in cooperation with Moroccan Armed Forces, began as a biennial event under the US European Command.

1990

Morocco joined the NATO Mediterranean Dialogue, an initiative to promote regional security and stability in coordination with key NATO allies around the Mediterranean.

1995

Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Morocco renewed its commitment as a strong ally of the US. As the Department of State noted, “Morocco was among the first Arab and Islamic states to denounce the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States and declare solidarity with the American people in the war against terror.”

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The First Strategic Dialogue between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Morocco. Both sides recognized the continued desire to find opportunities to strengthen the already excellent and mutually beneficial relations between the two countries. The United States commended the important reforms and initiatives undertaken by His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, which preceded the creation of this Strategic Dialogue. The two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to express their common desire to seek opportunities to strengthen their bilateral relations in multiple are as within the framework of an effective, strategic, and mutually advantageous dialogue. The MOU spells out broadly defined spheres for cooperation, including political, security, economic, and education and cultural affairs. Through regular meetings of working groups, and at an annual high-level meeting held alternately in Rabat and Washington D.C., the strategic dialogue will offer Morocco and the United States opportunities to strengthen their cooperation and provide mechanisms to advance policies and programs throughout the region and elsewhere where both nations share common values, goals, and interests.

2012

Former President Obama and His Majesty King Mohammed VI reaffirmed the strong and mutually beneficial partnership and strategic alliance between the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco in a visit to the White House.

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Key U.S. Agencies in Morocco

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Morocco since 1957 USAID is a development agency that works side-by-side with the Moroccan Government, civil society and the private sector to elaborate the Country five-year Development plan and Cooperation Strategy. USAID seeks to help the Government of Morocco achieve its stated reform goals and respond to the needs of Moroccan citizens. USAID/Morocco’s goal for the 2013 – 2017 strategy is to advance Moroccan initiatives for peaceful reform. This goal will be achieved through the following development objectives (DO):

DO 1:

Employability of target youth enhanced

DO 2:

Increased civic participation in governance

DO 3:

Enhanced educational attainment for children at the primary

Developed in consultation with the GOM, international donors and other US Government agencies, this strategy will help foster greater employment, wider civic participation, and a better-educated population. USAID is present in Morocco since 1957 and has dedicated over 100 million dollars to Morocco economic and social development.

Learn more about USAID usaid.gov/morocco/cdcs

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Morocco among the first countries to invite the Peace Corps to assist in its development process in 1963 Morocco was among the first countries to invite the Peace Corps to assist in its development process. A group of 53 surveyors, English teachers, and irrigation supervisors arrived in Morocco in 1963 at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since then, more than 4,935 Volunteers have served in the Kingdom of Morocco in areas such as lab technology, urban development, home President Kennedy Greeting Peace Corps Volunteers August 09, 1962. economics, commercial development, education of the blind and deaf, rural water supply, vocational education, maternal child health, natural resources management, youth development, marine and inland fisheries, small business development, sports, beekeeping, architecture, and English language training. On May 2, 1962, the Peace Corps sent Lawrence Williams to Rabat, the capital city of independent Morocco. Williams, then operations officer for French-speaking Africa, joined in discussions which soon led to Peace Corps programs in three countries of West Africa-Morocco, Senegal and the Ivory Coast. These discussions were comparatively brief a sign that in its second year the Peace Corps was becoming an established institution around the world. In mid-June, Williams went to the Ivory Coast for two weeks, returned briefly to Rabat, and on June 29, took off for Dakar in Senegal. By July 8, he was back in Washington. The program in Morocco called for English teachers and rural community action workers where the emphasis was on surveying and irrigation. The 56 Volunteers who were to carry out this program went into training at California State Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo on October 12, 1962. They arrived in Rabat on February 12, 1963. On hand to greet them was Deputy Representative Reuben Simmons, who had moved to Morocco less than a month before from his job as Deputy Representative in Tunisia. Simmons was then serving as Acting Representative in Morocco just as he had served as Acting Representative in Tunisia. The regularly assigned Representative in Morocco, Frederic Thomas, arrived in Rabat on May 7. Currently, there are more than 160 Volunteers in Morocco working with their communities on youth development projects. During their service in Morocco, Volunteers learn to speak Moroccan Arabic (Darija). Some Volunteers also learn to speak local languages, including Tachelhit or Tamzight. Source : peacecorps.gov

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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Morocco sign a partnership in 2006 The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. MCC is a prime example of smart U.S. Government assistance in action, benefiting both developing countries and U.S. taxpayers through: Competitive selection: Before a country can become eligible to receive assistance, MCC’s Board examines its performance on independent and transparent policy indicators and selects compact-eligible countries based on policy performance. Country-led solutions: MCC requires selected countries to identify their priorities for achieving sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. Countries develop their MCC proposals in broad consultation within their society. MCC teams then work in close partnership to help countries refine a program. Country-led implementation: MCC administers the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA). When a country is awarded a compact, it sets up its own local MCA accountable entity to manage and oversee all aspects of implementation. Monitoring of funds is rigorous and transparent, often through independent fiscal agents. MCC provides well-performing countries with large-scale grants to fund country-led solutions for reducing poverty through sustainable economic growth. MCC grants complement other U.S. and international development programs. There are two primary types of MCC grants: compacts and threshold programs. Compacts are large,five-year grants for countries that pass MCC’s eligibility criteria. Threshold Programs are smaller grants awarded to countries that come close to passing these criteria and are firmly committed to improving their policy performance. Morocco has benefited from the first compact of about 650 million US Dollars and has been eligible for a second compact of 450 million US dollars signed in 2015 and entered in force in June 2017. The grant is managed by a Moroccan agency called: MCA Morocco. Learn more about MCC mcc.gov

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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Morocco signed a five-year, $697.5 million compact in August 2007 In 2006 the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Government of Morocco began development of their first partnership to reduce poverty. The Moroccan economy had seen 30 years of relative macroeconomic stability but slow growth, which led to consistently high unemployment. The Moroccans sought to stimulate economic growth by investing sectors with high potential, where they had competitive advantages, and could increase employment. MCC and Morocco signed a five-year, $697.5 million compact in August 2007 that invested in five project areas based on Morocco’s own national growth strategy. This strategy was designed to modernize industrial sectors and target areas where the country had competitive advantages, such as textiles, agribusiness, fishing and handicrafts. The compact ultimately focused on: • Fruit tree productivity. • Small-scale fisheries. • Artisan training and urban market rehabilitation. • Financial services. • Enterprise support and training services. The Government of Morocco and MCC spent 93 percent of the available funds to increase productivity and improve employment in these high-potential sectors by the end of the compact in September 2013, and nearly 1.7 million people were expected to benefit. Additional details of the compact results and impacts are shared in independent evaluations. Original amount at compact signing

Amount spent

Signed

Entry into force

Closed

$697,500,000

$649,370,442

August 31, 2007

September 15, 2008

September 15, 2013

Estimated benefits at compact close correspond to $649.4 million of compact funds, where cost-benefit analysis was conducted:

$1.694.645 Estimated beneficiaries at compact close over 20 years.

$307.500.000 Estimated net benefits at compact close over 20 years.

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Monitoring & evaluation program Total disbursed

Program administration Total disbursed

$16.255 526

$56.500 517

Small Scale Fisheries Project Total disbursed

Artisan and Fez Medina Project Total disbursed

$111.281 204

$84.019 666

Enterprise Support Project Total disbursed

$15.126 518

Financial Services Project Total disbursed

Fruit Tree Productivity Project Total disbursed

$42.817 020

$323.369 991

Project results: ARTISAN AND FEZ MEDINA PROJECT • $111.873.858 Original Compact Project Amount. • $84.019.666 Total disbursed. ESTIMATED BENEFITS Estimated benefits for the Artisan and Fez Medina Project. Time

Estimated Economic Rate of Return (ERR) over 20 years

Estimated beneficiaries over 20 years

Estimated net benefits over 20 years

At compact closure

24.1 %

152,818

$75.600.000

Estimated benefits corresponds to $105.4 millions of project funds, where cost-benefit analysis was conducted.

Project description The Government of Morocco proposed a project to boost artisanal household incomes after discovering that tourist spending on local artisan products was substantially lower than in comparable foreign markets despite the country’s rich offerings. Many artisans lacked the training and skills necessary to modernize production and capitalize on the growing tourist industry and export market. Drafted in line with national and regional strategies for developing the artisan sector, the Artisan and Fez Medina Project was designed to stimulate growth by leveraging links between the craft sector, tourism, and the Fez Medina’s cultural, historic and architectural assets.

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The project sought to assist potters in upgrading their equipment and techniques, strengthen the national system for literacy and vocational education to benefit artisans and the general population (especially women and girls), and support the design and reconstruction of historic sites in the medina. At the close of the compact, construction of the potter workshops (fondouks) at Ain Nokbi in Fez was complete, more than 300 artisans benefitted from promotion and marketing activities, and a new national label for handmade crafts was developed for Moroccan artisans. Construction of the foundouks is complete; however, the sites are not yet fully functional. The government agreed to accept responsibility for works not completed by the compact end-date, and continues to finance restoration of Place Lalla Yeddouna. ENTERPRISE SUPPORT PROJECT • $33,850,000 Original Compact Project Amount. • $15,126,518 Total disbursed. ESTIMATED BENEFITS Estimated benefits for the Enterprise Support Project. Time

Estimated Economic Rate of Return (ERR) over 20 years

Estimated beneficiaries over 20 years

Estimated net benefits over 20 years

At compact closure

- 0.9 %

13,520

$ -7,090,000

Estimated benefits corresponds to $15.1 millions of project funds, where cost-benefit analysis was conducted.

Project description The Government of Morocco proposed the Enterprise Support Project to address two of its critical economic priorities: reduce high unemployment among young graduates and encourage a more entrepreneurial culture. High levels of unemployment in Morocco result from low levels of formal sector employment growth and an expanding labor supply. The overall unemployment rate in Morocco is around 10 percent, but youth unemployment has risen to approximately double that in recent years. The objective of the Enterprise Support Project was to improve the outcomes of two existing highpriority Government of Morocco initiatives: • Moukawalati, which translates as “My Small Business,” a national program intended to address high youth unemployment rates and drive Morocco’s businesses to be more entrepreneurial and competitive in the face of globalization. • The National Initiative for Human Development, a multi-year initiative aimed at creating opportunities for the poor, vulnerable and socially excluded.

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The project was designed to be carried out in two phases, with continuation of the second phase subject to positive results from an impact evaluation of the first phase. The pilot phase was completed in March 2012; although it met its implementation targets and showed promising trends, the impact evaluation did not show statistically significant impacts. The revised economic rate of return did not justify scaling up the project for a second phase. MCC did not continue with a second phase and the project was closed in May 2012.

FINANCIAL SERVICES PROJECT • $46,200,000 Original Compact Project Amount. • $42,817,020 Total disbursed. ESTIMATED BENEFITS Estimated benefits for the Financial Services Project . Time

Estimated Economic Rate of Return (ERR) over 20 years

Estimated beneficiaries over 20 years

Estimated net benefits over 20 years

At compact closure

13.5 %

825,240

$6.421.000

Estimated benefits corresponds to $47.9 million of project funds, where cost-benefit analysis was conducted.

Project description The Financial Services Project sought to provide low-income populations with access to microfinance services (particularly micro-entrepreneurs or small individual borrowers) by developing a network of mobile micro-credit associations. These networks are the main providers of financial services to those lacking access to the traditional banking system. MCC funding supported Jaida, a financial institution launched in late 2006 that makes loans in the Moroccan microcredit sector. Funds were also used to support reforms allowing the transformation of microcredit associations into formal financial institutions, authorized not only to provide credit but also savings, insurance and other non-credit financial services. Finally, funding was provided for technical assistance to financial institutions to improve both efficiency and transparency in the financial sector and to lower borrowing costs for microenterprises. At the end of the project, MCC had provided $25 million in loans via the Jaida Microfinance Investment Fund, which supported thousands of Moroccan micro and small enterprises. Regulatory changes and technical assistance allowed microfinance institutions to seek new sources of funding and provide new services to clients.

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FRUIT TREE PRODUCTIVITY PROJECT • $300.898.447 Original Compact Project Amount. • $323.369.991 Total disbursed. ESTIMATED BENEFITS Estimated benefits for the Fruit Tree Productivity Project. Time

Estimated Economic Rate of Return (ERR) over 20 years

Estimated beneficiaries over 20 years

Estimated net benefits over 20 years

At compact closure

19.7 %

574,111

$449,095,000

Estimated benefits corresponds to $282.7 millions of project funds, where cost-benefit analysis was conducted.

Project description Morocco is a country where labor is abundant and inexpensive while water is scarce and costly. Many Moroccan farmers grow wheat and other grains that are subject to uncertain water availability, with the consequence of highly variable production. The Government of Morocco has encouraged the planting of more productive perennial tree crops, such as olives, almonds and dates, that are better suited for Morocco’s climate and resources. Moroccan farmers have been traditionally unable to mobilize the resources necessary to modernize and move toward higher-value perennial crops due to factors like a lack of financing, information or access to markets. Aligned with the government’s agricultural policy and developed in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Fruit Tree Productivity Project was designed to: • stimulate growth in the agricultural sector by moving from high water-use, low-value cereal grains to low water-use, high-value commercial fruit tree species. • reduce volatility of agricultural production and farm revenues by expanding the area of commercial tree species better positioned to handle moisture stress. • protect the natural resource base by replacing hillside wheat production with trees that reduce erosion and conserve soil. • organize and link extremely poor, small-holder farmers to high-value markets. By the end of the compact, more than 40,000 farmers were trained, 60,084 hectares of olive and almond trees were planted, 114 olive and date value-chain processors were assisted, and $18.6 million was disbursed under the Catalyst Fund to stimulate private sector investment in the olive oil value chain.

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SMALL SCALE FISHERIES PROJECT • $116.168.028 Original Compact Project Amount. • $111.281.204 Total disbursed. ESTIMATED BENEFITS Estimated benefits for the Small-Scale Fisheries Project. Time

Estimated Economic Rate of Return (ERR) over 20 years

Estimated beneficiaries over 20 years

Estimated net benefits over 20 years

At compact closure

23.5 %

128,960

$84.781.000

Project description Morocco has 3,500 kilometers of coastline and is the largest fish producer in Africa and the Middle East. Total annual value-at-landing of Morocco’s catch is about $832 million, making fishing one of the most important industries in the country. In addition, demand for fish is expected to continue to increase nationally, driven by an expanding tourism sector and anticipated growth in domestic fish consumption. Small-Scale fisheries are one of the most underdeveloped segments of Morocco’s fishing sector due to inadequate coastal landing sites and port infrastructure, lack of a reliable temperature-controlled supply chain (cold chain) from the sea to consumer, limited access to open markets, and insufficient training for fishers and their cooperatives. The Small-Scale Fisheries Project was designed, therefore, to transform the sector by: • constructing landing sites, wholesale markets and facilities. • providing technical assistance. • partially funding fresh-fish transportation equipment for mobile fish vendors. • establishing marine protected areas. • increasing efforts to ensure sustainable use of fish resources. The Morocco Compact funded the construction and equipping of 11 fish landing sites, 11 port facilities, and three marine protected areas, five wholesale fish markets, as well as the training and equipping of 933 mobile fish vendors. The Government of Morocco is taking steps to operationalize the remaining five of the 30 infrastructure sites funded in the project. MCC had originally agreed to fund up to 39 sites including 20 improved landing sites, 13 ports and six wholesale fish markets. Budget constraints, environmental and social considerations, and an inability to secure land titles led the exclusion of 13 sites from consideration. Source : state.gov

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Morocco eligible to a Second Compact of $450 million in 2016

• Grant Total :

• Grant Committed :

• Signed :

• Entry into Force :

$450,000,000 November 30, 2015

$1,468,928

• Grant Expended :

$725,593

June 30, 2017

The second compact of $450 million will be dedicated to employability and land productivity. MCC’s priorities have posed binding constraints to economic growth and investment in Morocco. The Land Productivity Project is comprised of three activities: The Governance Activity will support the development and implementation of a long-term land productivity strategy to address governance and land market constraints to investment and productivity. The Rural Land Activity aims to increase rural productivity by making the Government of Morocco’s current process for privatizing collective lands less time-consuming, more inclusive, and more protective of the rights of land holders, including women. The Industrial Land Activity aims to transform the way the government brings industrial land to market, from a state-to a market-driven approach, by using public-private partnerships for industrial land development and management. Employability projects will include education and trainings. Recently, MCA Morocco has issued a call for proposal for a vocational training grant program – known as Fonds Charaka – aiming to improve the quality and relevance of technical and vocational education (TVET) in Morocco by working with the private sector to better align professional training to the skills needed for Morocco’s workforce. Fonds Charaka plans to award over $100 million in grant funding to PPP proposals to build new TVET centers and/or expand existing centers in Morocco that offer private-sector driven training models. - Learn more about Fonds Charaka charaka.mcamorocco.ma - Learn more about MCA Morocco & compact 2 state.gov

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About the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

The Middle East Partnership Initiative) is a state department initiative aimed at advancing stability and prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program supports governments and their citizens to achieve shared political, economic and stability objectives. In its fourteenth year of existence, MEPI’s role in MENA region has shifted in response to new challenges and opportunities. The MEPI program responds to needs and emerging opportunities for citizens and organizations that target three core objectives: Participatory Governance, Economic Reform, and Educational Advancement. A cross cutting theme is the focus on government-citizen relations: empowering partnerships between citizens, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and government institutions. Learn more about MEPI mepi.state.gov

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Milestones of U.S. - Morocco economic relations

1947

1966

1960

1967

CocaCola establishes presence in Morocco.

Procter and Gamble opens first facility in Ain Sebaa.

1966

AmCham Morocco open offices in Casablanca.

Royal Air Maroc to order it’s first Boeing 707.

First American bank open offices in Casablanca.

1970

Visit of late King Hassan II and His Majesty Mohamed VI to the AmCham.

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1985

Morocco and the U.S. sign the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).

2001

Polydesign Systems, the first U.S. company to open in the Free Zone of Tangiers.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

1992

First McDonald’s in Africa opens in Casablanca.

1999

Delphi is the first U.S. company to establish a production unit at the Industrial Zone of Tangiers.

2003

Dell opens the first off-shoring operation in Morocco.

2004

U.S.-Morocco sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

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2004

2007

2006

2008

AmCham publishes the first Trade and Investment Guide in English to promote U.S.-Morocco FTA.

U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA) enters into force.

2006

Morocco eligible for The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact of $697 million to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth in Morocco.

AmCham launches the Moroccan-U.S. Trade and Investment Award (AMATIA).

Launch of the first visa program for AmCham members with the U.S. Consulate.

2011

U.S.-Morocco sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

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2011

Opening of Morocco Mall designed by U.S. company Wet Design and ICM with several U.S. retailers.

2013

The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation extends it’s guarantee to Citibank for a $40 million medium term loan to Attijariwafa Bank.

2014

First Dreamliner delivered to Royal Air Maroc.

2014

Agreement with the Government of Morocco to recognize U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

2014

Lear Morocco opens fourth facility in Kenitra Free Zone.

2014

Banque Populaire opens a Rep office in Washington, D.C.

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2015

AmCham Morocco launches the AmCham North and West Africa Council (ANWAC).

2015

U.S. Exim bank extends its guarantee to Citibank for a $92 million financing to OCP for U.S. equipment imports.

2016

Boeing signs a $1 billion partnership with Morocco to establish a sourcing platform for more than 120 Boeing suppliers with over 8,000 jobs to be created.

2016

Royal Air Maroc launches direct flight to Washington, D.C.

2015

Hexcel invests $20 million in the aeronautic sector in Casablanca.

2017

Red chili’s and papa john’s pizza open stores in Morocco.

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MOROCCO- U.S. FREE TRADE AGREEMENT On June 15, 2004 Morocco and the United States signed a Free Trade Agreement that aims to encourage international trade between the two nations. The FTA agreement, which entered into force on January 1, 2006, seeks to encourage the exchange of goods and services without the hurdle of trade barriers that restrict commerce. The United States-Morocco FTA is a comprehensive agreement that supports the significant economic and political reforms that Morocco enjoys. On January 1, 2015, Morocco and the United States both eliminated their remaining tariffs on eligible industrial imports. Sectors like Motor Vehicles, Infrastructure Machinery and Rubber are now duty-free. U.S.-Morocco trade before and after FTA

* Trade Value Target at full Implimentation

$3.000.000.000

U.S. Exports To Morocco

$2.500.000.000

U.S. Imports From Morocco

$2.000.000.000

U.S. Exports Target *

$1.500.000.000 Morocco Exports Target *

$1.000.000.000 $500.000.000

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

$000.000.000

Pre-FTA

Post-FTA

Change %

U.S. exports to Morocco

$490m

$1066m

118 %

U.S. imports from Morocco

$480m

$566m

18 %

U.S.-Morocco overall

$970m

$1632m

68 %

U.S. jobs supported ( est.)

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7,791

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2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

0

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Imports

Balance

January 2016

104.1

97.2

43.0

February 2016

103.9

65.8

38.1

March 2016

152.3

138.9

13.4

April 2016

106.6

97.1

9.6

May 2016

85.3

50.9

34.4

June 2016

93.8

57.9

35.9

July 2016

314.3

88.1

226.2

August 2016

201.8

86.2

115.6

September 2016

161.4

105.5

55.9

October 2016

88.2

95.4

-7.2

November 2016

179.0

55.4

123.7

December 2016

305.7

82.9

222.8

Total 2016

1,932.5

1,021.2

911.3

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TOP 10 STATES EXPORTING TO MOROCCO

Texas

Total export to Morocco

West Virginia

Total export to Morocco

Louisiana

Total export to Morocco

California

Total export to Morocco

Virginia

Total export to Morocco

Atlanta

Total export to Morocco

Florida

Total export to Morocco

Illinois

Total export to Morocco

Michigan

Total export to Morocco

New Jersey

Total export to Morocco

$888.759.022

$190.483.521

$152.785.614

$148.853.479

$113,653,209

$71.267.896

$39.881.349

$38.598.385

$37.263.960

$29.304.943

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U.S. TRADE BALANCE WITH MOROCCO BETWEEN 2006 & 2016

U.S. COMPANIES PERCENTAGES IN MOROCCO By Investment

By Employment

By Number

30 %

25 %

20 %

15 %

10 %

5%

Food / Drink

Tourism

Textiles

Security

Parmaceuticals

IT / Electronics

Personal Care

Mining

Transport

Education

Aeronautic

Automobile

0%

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U.S. INVESTMENTS IN FIGURES

• 160 companies. • 120 distributors of major U.S. brands. • 100,000 direct and indirect jobs. • 2 billion U.S. dollars of investment. • Strong commitment to community development and corporate social responsibility values.

MAJOR SECTORS IN THE MOROCCAN MARKET TARGETED BY U.S. INVESTORS • Automobile. • Aeronautics. • Education. • Electronics. • Freight / transport and logistics. • IT / offshoring. • Personal care and sanitary products. • Pharmaceutical. • Food & beverages. • Security. • Textiles. • Tourism. • Franchises. • Energy and mining.

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LIST OF U.S. COMPANIES IN MOROCCO 3M Maroc

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Abbott Morocco sarl

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Abercrombie & Kent Morocco Accenture

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Citi

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Clarke Energy

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CMCP / International Paper Coca Cola NEA

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ADM Morocco s.a.

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Colgate Palmolive

Adrenaline Games

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Cummins North Africa Regional Office

AIG

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American Academy Casablanca American Eagle

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American Express Cards

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American Language Center

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American University of Leadership, PIIMT AmeriSource Group Amideast

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Anixter Morocco

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Auto Nejma Maroc (Chrysler) Avis (Scal Avis)

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Avon Beauty Products

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Axalta Coating Systems Baker & McKenzie Banana Republic

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Deloitte & Touch

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Delphi Automotive

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Dollar Rent a Car

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Dominos Pizza (HEA)

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Dow Chemical Morocco

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Du Pont de Nemours Morocco S.A.S.

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Eaton Electric .................................................. Eli-Lilly

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Ernst & Young et Associés

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Esterline / Connection Technologies Souriau

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Ezzouhour (representative of Harris Moran Seed Co)

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Fidaroc Grant Thornton

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Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Brookstone Partners

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Burger King

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Boomerang Ogilvy & Mather

Budget

Dell Morocco

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Federal Express (FedEx)

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Brink’s Maroc

Curves Casablanca

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First Solar Inc.

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Ford Middle East Africa FranklinCovey Maroc

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Fruit of the Loom Textile

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Furukawa Electric Morocco GAP

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GE Healthcare

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General Electric International, Inc

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel

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George Washington Academy

Carrier (Ventec Morocco)

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Global Trading Company (Häagen-Dazs)

Casablanca American School - CAS

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Caterpilar Footwear (Sporflex International) Caterpillar (Tractafric) CB Richard Ellis

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Century 21 Maroc CFAO Motors Maroc

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Chevron Morocco Exploration Ltd. Cisco Systems

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Bio-Cellular Design Aeronautics Africa Boeing

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Greif Packaging Hertz Maroc

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HP PPS

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Hexcel

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Hill International Morocco

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Hyatt Regency Hotel Casablanca I.B.M. Maroc

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International Underwear

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Jacob Delafon

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Jacobs Engineering SA (JESA)

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Johnson & Johnson Morocco

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Jones Lang LaSalle Maroc Juniper Networks Maroc Kawneer Maroc

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KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) Kosmos Energy Morocco KPMG

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Lear Automotive Morocco

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Legendco (Harley Davidson)

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Lixia Capsia Gestionis MAC Cosmetics Manpower

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Mars Morocco Master card

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Marriott Jnane palace Fès Matis

Procter and Gamble

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Rabat American School Ralph Lauren

SCJ Wax

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Rockwell Automation Samsonite

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Secure Technologies Group Inc (STG Maroc)

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Sheraton Hotel Casablanca (Starwood Hotels) Simmons Maroc (Richbond)

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Sinfa / Clarcor

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Soremar Group

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Sothebys

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Stain Glass Overlay

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Starbucks (by Alshaya Morocco)

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Taste of America

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Mentor Graphics Morocco

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Méridien N’Fis (Starwood Hotels) Microsoft Maroc

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Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD)

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Mondelez Maroc

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Motorola Maroc

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MTDS (Morocco Trade and Development Services) Manas Development Mul-T- Lock NCR Maroc New Balance

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New England University tangier Nike (Benyben Succursale)

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Otis Maroc Payless

Polynaf (Exxon Mobil Chemical)

Steelcase Strafor

McKinsey & Company Morocco

Oracle

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McDonalds (First Rest International)

Midas

Polydesign Systems

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Techniques Science-Santé (T2S) TEMASOL

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The American School of Marrakech The American School of Tangier The Boston Consulting Group The Flying Camel Tiffany & Co.

Total Safety Morocco

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Trarem Afrique

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Tropicars Maroc

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Ultranet

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United Parcel Service (UPS) Universal aviation Valmont Maroc

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Visa International Visteon Morocco

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Wall Street Institute WaystoCap

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Philip Morris Maroc

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Whirlpool

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TransPacific Development Group

Western Union FSI

Platinum Power

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Pfizer Laboratories

Pizza Hut (Mawarid Marocaine)

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World Clim (representing TRANE) Young & Rubicam

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MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN MOROCCO 3M Morocco

AIG Morocco

www.3M.com Business activity : Providing customers with innovative products and services.

www.aig.com Business activity : Insurance.

A.Saaidi Consultants

www.aixor.com Business activity : Investment holding company.

www.saaidi-consultants.com Business activity : Auditing, consulting, tax services.

A.T.I.K. Maroc www.atikmaroc.com Business activity : Information technology, security system and electrical panels.

AB Law Firm & Partners www.abavocats.ma Business activity : Litigation, tax and legal advisory in relation with the Moroccan matters.

Abbott Morocco sarl

www.abbott.com Business activity : Promotion and advertising in the chemical, pharmaceutical, parapharmaceutical, veterinary and medical devices sectors.

ACT Financial Services

www.act-finance.com Business activity : Financial services including financial engineering, business development and insurance.

AD AssociĂŠs

Aixor

Al Baraka Pelagic

www.albarakapelagic.com Business activity : Frozen & fresh fish, canned fish.

ALF et Elevage Chtouka

Business activity : Poultry, hatching and feed meal.

Alliances DĂŠveloppement Immobilier

www.alliances.co.ma Business activity : Property & real estate promotion.

Alpha Assurances

www.alphaassurances.com Business activity : Insurance (all types)

American Academy Morocco

www.americanacademy-casablanca.com. Business activity : School.

American Express Cards

www.americanexpress.com Business activity : Cards and travel related services.

www.adassocies.ma Business activity : Accounting & bookkeeping, financial reporting, tax services, legal & contractual audits.

American University of Leadership, PIIMT

ADM Morocco s.a.

AmeriSource Group (Nevo Technologies and AmeriSource Consulting)

www.adm.com Business activity : Starch & glucose.

African Reinsurance Brokers (ARB) www.arb-assurance.com Business activity : Insurance & reinsurance brokerage.

www.aulm.us and www.piimt.us Business activity : American & Moroccan higher education.

www.nevotechnologies.com Business activity : International business development & facilitation.

Ameroc Export Inc.

www. Ameroc-export.com Business activity : Trade company, exclusive distributor worldwide of MITCO industrial.

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Amideast

www.amideast.org/fr/morocco/fr Business activity : Training and testing; information and services for studies in the U.S.A.

Amys & Softwave cff Group

www.amysgroup.com Business activity : Beauty care, fabric & home care manufacturing and trading.

Arab Bank PLC Morocco www.arabbank.ma Business activity : Bank.

Arval Maroc

Atretis

www.atretis.com Business activity: Weaving.

Attijariwafa Bank

www.attijariwafabank.com Business activity: Bank.

Auto-Trax

Business activity: Import and distribution of spare parts for earth moving machine.

Baker & McKenzie

www.bakeremckenzie.com Business activity: Law firm.

www.arval.ma Business activity : Vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions for companies.

Bank Al Amal

ARYAN’S

Banyan Tree Tamuda Bay

Business activity : Sportswear manufacturer.

Arzak Seeds Trade

Business activity : Import, repacking and distribution of agrochemicals and seeds.

Association TIBU Maroc

www.tibu.ma Business activity : Non profit organization which aims at promoting and developing basketball in Morocco through social, educational and sport related projects.

Atlantic Salt Co. s.a.

www.atlantic-salt.com Business activity : High quality salt of use in the deicing, agriculture, and fish packing industries.

Atlas Bottling Company s.a.

www.dianaholding.com/poles-dactivites/ embouteillage/abc Business activity : Coca-cola bottling & distribution.

Atlas Veterinaire

www.baa.ma Business activity: Financing. www.banyantree.com Business activity: Luxury hotel.

BBA Travel

www.bbatravel.com Business activity: Tourism, incentive, tour operator, business travel.

BCP (Banque Centrale Populaire) www.gbp.ma Business activity: Bank.

BDP International

www.bdpinternational.com Business activity: International transport, global logistics and transportation solutions.

Bedel.

www.bedelmaroc.com Business activity: Worldwide moving & forwarding.

Bennani & AssociĂŠs LLP

www.bennaniassocies.com Business activity: Law firm.

www.atlasvet.net Business activity : Manufacturing of veterinary medecines and rest, member of villaged farms group.

BHF Atlas Peinture

Atlas Voyages

www.bg-investment.com Business activity: Real estate, sport club/ fitness/wellness, textile import & export, children park and gastronomy.

www.atlasvoyages.com Business activity : Travel agency and tour operator.

Business activity: Manufacturer of paint resin.

BG Investment

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Bio-Cellular Design Aeronautics Africa

CAA Cabinet El Mankibi

BMCE (Banque Marocaine du Commerce Extérieur)

Cabinet Abdellah El Ghrari

www.bmcebank.ma Business activity : Bank.

www.cabinetelghrari.com Business activity : Architecture firm specialized in design and build industrial.

BMCE Capital Bourse

Cabinet Abdellatif El Quortobi

Business activity : Aeronautics

Business activity : Law firm.

www.bmcecapitalbourse.com Business activity : Brokerage Company, advisory, financial Market and trading.

Business activity : Accounting, auditing, recruitment, consulting and tax services.

BMCI AM (BMCI Asset Management)

www.cadex.ma Business activity : Explosives and mining equipment.

www.bmci.ma/asset-management Business activity : Asset management.

Boeing International Corporation (Turkey/ North Africa Branch) www.boeing.com Business activity : Aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.

Cadex

Can-Pack Morocco sarl

www.canpack.eu Business activity : Production and sales of aluminum cans for beverage industry; 33 cl and 25 cl sizes.

Capital Experts Fahd & Co

Bourchanin & Cie

Business activity : Distribution of food products.

www.capitalexpertsonline.com Business activity : Accounting, tax consulting, auditing, Moroccan business law consulting, bankruptcy.

Bourse de Casablanca

Carlson WagonLit Travel

www.casablanca-bourse.com Business activity : Stock exchange.

www.carlsonwagonlit.com/en/countries/ma Business activity : Tour and travel agency.

Brink’s Maroc

CBI

www.brinks.com Business activity : Funds and value transport.

www.cbi.ma Business activity : Telecoms, systems, security, software and desktop publishing.

Brookstone Partners

CBRE sarl

www.brookstonepartners.com Business activity : Private equity firm .

Bureau Francis Lefebvre

www.cms.law/fr/MAR/ Business activity : Law firm (business and labor law, tax for corporate and personal.

Business OffShore

Business activity : Offshoring, telecom, call center, industry.

C&O Marketing

www.c-o-marketing.com Business activity : Market research firm.

www.cbre.ma Business activity : Valuation, advisory, agency, building consultancy, property management and capital markets.

CDG (La Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion) www.cdg.ma Business activity : Bank.

CDG Capital

www.cdgcapital.ma Business activity : Investment bank.

CGI (Compagnie Générale Immobilière) www.cgi.com Business activity : Real estate.

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Chevron Morocco Exploration Ltd.

www.chevron.com Business activity : Gas and oil exploration.

Chimipro

www.telecontact.ma/clt/Chimipro Business activity : Water maintenance (Distributor of GE Water products)

Ciments du Maroc

www.cimentsdumaroc.com Business activity : Cement manufacturer.

Cisco Morocco

www.cisco.com Business activity : Facilitate Cisco products sales.

Citibank

www.citigroup.com/citi/ Business activity : Bank.

Coca Cola Export Corporation www.coca-cola.ma Business activity : Soft drinks.

Coface Services Maghreb

www.coface.ma Business activity : Business information, debt collection.

Dell S.A.S.

www.dell.ma Business activity : Business center for Dell products.

Deloitte Financial Advisory

www.deloitte.com Business activity : Financial and tax due diligence, consulting in strategy and financial advisory.

Delphi Automotive Systems Maroc

www.delphi.com Business activity : production of automotive vehicles.

Delphi Packard Tanger

Business activity : Wiring harness.

DHL Maroc

www.dhl-ma.com Business activity : Express mail services.

Diana Holding

www.dianaholding.com Business activity : Promoting investments, acquiring and managing real estate values.

Dimatit

Colgate Palmolive

Business activity : Soaps, cleansers, cosmetics and personal care products.

www.dimatit.com Business activity : Plastic industry (PVC, HDPE and PP pipes, green house for agriculture and micro irrigation pipes, PVC profiles for windows and industrial wrapping.

Comicom

DIORH

www.comicom.ma Business activity : Marketing of tractors.

Cooper Pharma

www.diorh.com Business activity : Consulting, recruitment, and training.

www.cooperpharma.ma Business activity : Manufacturer, importer and distributor of pharmaceutical products.

DK Partners Maroc

Cummins North Africa Regional Office

Domaine ELBOURA

www.cummins.com Business activity : Providing marketing, training and logistics support to their distributors in the region.

Dari Couspate

www.couscousdari.com Business activity : Manufacture of pasta and couscous.

Business activity : Audit, accounting, tax and legal services, advisory services. www.elboura.com Business activity : Producer & exporter of citrus fruits.

Domaines Agricoles Benzit

www.dabenzit.com Business activity : Producer and exporter of fresh fruits (peaches, nectarines, avocados)

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Dow Chemical Morocco

Euler Hermes Acmar

DuPont OCP Operations Consulting

Experience Morocco Insights

EACCE (Etablissement Autonome Contrôle et de Coordinations des Exportations)

Fidab Law Firm

www.dow.com Business activity : Chemical manufacturer. www.ocpgroup.ma Business activity : Consulting in safety, operational efficiencies, environment management, and process technologies.

www.eacce.org.ma Business activity : Quality control and coordination of food exportation.

Eco Medias (l’Economiste)

www.leconomiste.com Business activity : Press edition broad casting.

Ecolab Maroc

www.ecolab.ma Business activity : Manufacture and market hygiene products and solutions intended for; institutional, water, treatment, food & beverage and quick services restaurants.

EEC (Executive Education Center of AUI) www.eec.ma Business activity : Executive MBA.

Eigenvalue

www.eigenvalue.ma Business activity : Consulting company specialized in market research, polls and big data.

Eli-Lilly (Suisse) sa

www.eulerhermes.com Business activity : Credit insurance. www.experiencemorocco.com Business activity : Build bridges between the United States and Morocco through a variety of businesses. www.fidab.ma Business activity : Law firm providing legal tax and financial services.

Fidaoc Grant Thornton

www.fidarocgt.com Business activity : Auditing, financial and strategic consultancy.

Finetti sarl

www.finetti.ma Business activity : Production of confectionary and chocolate.

FirePro Engineering

www.firepromaroc.com Business activity : Fire protection firm, specialized in engineering, systems, training and fire protection products.

First Rest International

Business activity : Fast-food restaurant (McDonald’s)

First Solar Morocco sarl

www. firstsolar.com Business activity : Manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules, and a premier provider of comprehensive PV

www.lilly.ch Business activity : Pharmaceuticals.

solar systems.

EPEGA

Food & Goods Distribution

www.epega.ma Business activity : General broker of insurance, reinsurance and credit operations.

Ernst & Young et Associés

www.ey.com/global/content.nsf/Morocco_F/ Home Business activity : Accounting, auditing, consulting and tax services.

Ets. Max Assidon

Business activity : Automobile spare parts.

www.novatis-group.com Business activity : Distribution of health & hygienic products.

Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca

www.fourseasons.com/casablanca Business activity : Luxury hospitality services.

Fraikech Associés

www.fraikechassocies.com Business activity : Law firm.

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Fromageries Bel Maroc

www.bel-maroc.ma Business activity: Food (processed cheese)

Fromagerie Italienne (Fromital)

www.fromital.com Business activity : Manufacturer of cheese and other dairy products.

Fruit of the Loom Textile

Business activity : Garments and textiles.

Furukawa Electric Morocco

www.ofsoptics.com Business activity : Production and sale of optical fiber cable, connectors and accessories.

Gamacom

Gourri Transit

Business activity : Transit.

GR Fashion

Business activity : Textile.

Gras Savoye Maroc

www.grassavoye.ma Business activity : Consulting, placement, insurance and reinsurance.

Green Sahara Furniture, Inc.

www.greensaharafurniture.com Business activity : Manufacturer of uniquelydesigned, handcrafted furniture product lines; also custom work, including furniture, cabinetry, doors, and architectural millwork for the US and Moroccan markets.

www.gamacom.ma Business activity : Telecommunication, security and electricity.

Greif Packaging

GBen Associates

Groupe Aceca

targeting sectors with high growth potential. Invested in Newberry outlet, mall.

Groupe AFMA

Business activity : Investment fund

General Development Holding Business activity : Holding.

General Electric International Inc.

www.ge.com Business activity : Power systems, electrical systems, appliances, aircraft engines, lighting, and medical systems.

George Washington Academy www.gwa.ac.ma Business activity : Education.

Geoso

www.geoso.fr Business activity : Managing types of trial in relocation and off shoring, specialist in BPO off shoring insurance.

GlaxoSmithKline

www.gsk.com Business activity : Pharmaceutical industry.

Globitrans sarl

Business activity : Freight forward, customs brokerage and consulting.

www.greif.com Business activity : Industrial packaging. www.groupeaceca.com Business activity : Insurance. www.afma.ma Business activity : Insurance.

Groupe Benkirane

Business activity : Holding company (fishing, agribusiness, real estate)

Groupe Cartier Saada

www.cartiersaada.com Business activity : Exporter of canned olives and apricots.

Groupe CMCP (International Paper)

www.internationalpaper.com Business activity : Corrugated packaging and carton board.

Groupe Ecomed

www.ecomed.ma Business activity : Waste management.

Groupe Walili d’Investissement

www.residencewalili.com Business activity : Property promotion.

Hajji & AssociĂŠs

www.ahlo.ma Business activity : Law Firm.

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Hamzi Law Firm

IbdaMar

HB Law Firm

IBM Maroc

www.hlf.ma Business activity : International business law. www.hblaw.ma Business activity : Business lawyers.

Hemolab

www.hemolab.ma Business activity : Medical.

Hexcel Composites Sarl au

www.hexcel.com Business activity : Manufacturer and sale of engineering HexWeb, honeycomb core part for the aerospace.

Hightech Payment Systems

Business activity : Electronic payment systems development & maintenance, including consulting, audit, training and project management services.

Hill International Morocco

www.hillintl.com Business activity : Construction consulting services.

Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center www.hilton.com Business activity : Hospitality services

Holmarcom

www.holmarcom.ma Business activity : Holding.

HP PPS

www.hp.com/afrique Business activity : Import, export and sale of PC, printers and accessories manufactured by Hewlett-Packard Group; provides services such as training, technical assistance, maintenance and advice.

Hyatt Regency Casablanca

www.casablanca.regency.hyatt.com Business activity : Hotel.

I Like You Tours

www.ilikeyoutours.com Business activity : Tour operator.

Business activity : Creation of games for environmental protection, medical prevention, education & training. www.ibm.com Business activity : IT sector computer hardware, software and services.

IIHEM (International Institute of Higher Education) www.iihem.ac.ma Business activity : Higher education in business administration and engineering (BAC +5)

Induver

www.induver.net Business activity : Development and production of safety glass for the automotive industry and windows panes for the building and others industries.

Institute for Leadership and Communication Studies- ILCS

www.ilcs.ac.ma Business activity : Bachelor and master degree in communication & marketing, advertising, journalism, public relations, management & leadership or in translation.

Intelcia Group

www.intelcia.com Business activity : Outsourcing (business process outsourcing, customer care, helpdesk, technical support, telesales, telemarketing, polls and surveys)

International Duty Free Shops

www.idfsmaroc.com Business activity : Duty-free sales Investor

International School of Morocco PrivĂŠ www.ism-c.ma Business activity : Education - lower, primary, secondary school.

Investour

Business activity : Holding.

Jacob Delafon Morocco

www.jacobdelafon.ma Business activity : Sanitary products.

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Jacobs Engineering SA (JESA)

www.jacobs.com Business activity : Professional services for engineering, procurement, construction management and project/ program management for a wide variety of facilities and infrastructure.

Johnson & Johnson Morocco

www.jnj.com Business activity : Personal care and hygienic products.

Kasbah Tours International - KTI www.ktimorocco.com Business activity : Tourism group.

Kenzi Tower Hotel

www.kenzi-hotels.com Business activity : Hotel.

Kettani Law Firm

www.kettlaw.com Business activity : Law firm.

Khalid Bennani Architected

Lalla De Moulati

www.lallademoulati.fr Business activity : Textile accessories and graphic paper brand.

Laprophan

www.laprophan.com Business activity : Pharmaceuticals.

Laureate Somed Education Holding

www.uic-ac.ma Business activity : Higher education (Université international de Casablanca)

Le Chemin Vert

www.lecheminvert.ma Business activity: School.

Lear Automotive Morocco

www.lear.com Business activity : Trim covers, head rest foam injection, wire harnesses for automotive industry.

Les Ateliers AM

www.khalidbennani.com Business activity : Architect.

www.atel.ma Business activity : Maintenance of alternator, electric engines, power transformer.

Kosmos Energy Morocco

Les Conserves de Meknès-AICHA

www.kosmosenergy.com Business activity : Oil & gas exploration.

KPMG

www.kpmg.com Business activity : Accounting, auditing, consulting, and tax services.

www.aicha.com Business activity : Canned food (Concentrated tomato paste, jams, olives, pasta sauces, tajine sauces, condiments, capers, seed oil, olive and argan oil.

Les Eaux Minérales d’Oulmès

La Maison du Sauna Business activity : Sauna equipment & accessoires.

www.oulmes.ma Business activity : Production, bottling and distribution of mineral waters (Oulmès, Sidi Ali)

Laboratoires Bories

Lesieur Cristal

www.laboratoires-bories.com Business activity : Manufacturing, distribution and sales of cosmetics products.

Laboratoires Pharma 5

www.pharma5.ma Business activity : Development, manufacturing, distribution, import and export of generic pharmaceutical products.

www.lesieur-cristal.ma Business activity : Crushing the oil seeds, refining and packing edible oils, natural soap.

LGMC Industries

www.mutandis.com Business activity : Production and export of canned fish.

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Liferay Morocco

www.liferay.com Business activity : Portal software and services.

Lixia Capsia Gestionis

www.lixcap.com Business activity : International advisory, management and development consulting.

LMI Maroc

www.lmi-maroc.com Business activity : Personal and organization development.

Locus English sarl

www.locusenglish.com Business activity : Language training, soft skill and personal development.

London Academy Casablanca www.londonacademy.ma Business activity: School.

Luxor sa/Movenpick Hotel Casablanca www.movenpick.com Business activity: Hotel.

Maghreb Steel

www.maghrebsteel.ma Business activity : Manufacturing of steel coils and panel sandwich.

Manas Development Group

www.manasllc.com Business activity : MDG designs, builds and delivers technical management and leadership training programs.

Marmedsa Maroc

Marsa Maroc

www.sodep.co.ma Business activity : Port management.

Marriott Jnan Palace Fès www.marriott.com/fezmc Business Activity: Hotel.

Mawarid Marocaine

Business activity : Fast-food restaurant (Pizza Hut)

Mazars Audit et Conseil

www.mazars.ma Business activity : Auditing and accounting services, legal, tax, financial consultancy, corporate and management consulting.

McKinsey & Company Morocco sal www.mckinsey.com Business activity : Consulting firm.

Mediation Partners

Business activity : Mediation.

Mentor Graphics Morocco

www.mentor.com Business activity : Consultant, exporter, service, information technology, software development.

Microsoft Maroc

www.microsoft.com/north Africa Business activity : Computer software.

ML Experts

www.mlexperts.com Business activity : Certified public accountant company.

www.marmedsa.com Business activity: Shipping agency, international transport.

Mondelez Maroc

Maroc Leasing

Moroccan School

Maroclear

MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme)

www.marocleasing.com Business activity: Leasing. www.maroclear.com Business activity : Central securities depository.

Business activity : Production and marketing of food products. www.moroccanschool.com Business activity : Moroccan school. www.merck.com Business activity : Pharmaceuticals.

Marotrat sarl Business activity : Transportation.

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MTDS (Morocco Trade and Development Services)

ONEE (Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable-Branch Eletricité)

Multi Food Group sa

ONP (Office National des Pêches)

www.mtds.com Business activity : Telecommunications, Internet services, management consulting services. www.chilismaroc.com Business activity : Franchisee of: Chilis restaurants, Fauchon Paris & Papa Johns

NABC (Nord Africa Bottling Company) Business activity : Bottler of Coca-Cola

Nador Céréales sarl

www.elmaddarsi.com Business activity : Import and export and merchandising of commodities (grains)

Nectarome

www.nectarome.com Business activity : Natural cosmetics, wellness and aromatherapy products.

Nezis sarl

Business activity : Cosmetics products (Argan & Cuctus)

Novatis

www.one.ma Business activity : Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, renewable drinking water and sanitation. www.onp.ma Business activity : Development of small scale and coastal fisheries, organization of trade fishery products and the management of the fishing ports and fishermen villages.

Open Logistics sarl

www.openlogistics.co www.open-logistics.com Business activity : International shipping.

Oracle

www.oracle.com Business activity : Software.

Oriental Group

www.group-oriental.com Business activity : Production & exportation of argan oil cosmetic products.

Oulamine Law Group

www.novatis-group.com Business activity : FMCG, Personal & home care.

www.oulaminelegal.com Business activity : A multidisciplinary law firm with an emphasis on business and corporate law.

Novec

Petrole du Maghreb

www.novec.ma Business activity : Engineering consulting company.

OCP Group

www.ocpgroup.ma Business activity : Extraction, treatment and valorisation of phosphates and phosphate derivatives (phosphoric acid, fertilizers)

Olive Branch Tours

www.olivebranchtours.com Business activity : Travel agency and tour operator.

OMP (Omnium Marocain de Pêche) Business activity : Fishing.

www.petrom.ma Business activity : Import & distribution of petroleum and chemical products.

Pfizer Laboratories

www.pfizer.com Business activity : Pharmaceuticals.

Pharmaceutical Institute

www.phi.ma Business activity : Import, distribution and

manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Philip Morris Maroc sarl

www.pmi.com Business activity : Trademark licensee of U.S. tobacco brands, L&M Chester field, Philip Morris.

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Pôle Tmandis

S’Tours Voyages

Polydesign Systems

Sahab Consulting

www.tamndis.ma Business activity : Retailer and consumer goods. www.polydesignsystems.com Business activity : Manufacturing of interior trim parts for the automotive industry.

PR Media

www.stoursvoyages.com Business activity : Tourism, incentive, tour operator, business travel. www.sahabconsulting.com Business activity : Consulting, capacity and capacity building, monitoring/evaluation and impact studies.

www.prmediacom.com Business activity : Public relations agency, American Group Hill & Knowlton.

Saham Assurance

Price Waterhouse

Savola Morocco

www.pwc.fr Business activity : Accounting, auditing, consulting and tax services.

Procter & Gamble North West Africa

www.pg.ma/index1.php Business activity : Cleaning products, soaps, detergents, food products.

Proteco

Business activity : Agrochemicals products, fertilizers and seeds

Pullman Mazagan Royal Golf & SPA www.pullmanhotels.com www.accorhotels.com Business activity : Hotel.

Real Travel Service

www.rts.co.ma Business activity : Travel agency.

Richbond

www.sahamassurance.ma Business activity : Insurance. www.savola.com Business activity : Edible oil.

Scal Avis

www.avis.ma Business activity : Car rental.

SCAMA

Business activity : Automobiles, trucks and related parts.

Scasco Assurances

www.scascoassurances.com Business activity : insurance.

SDCC sa (Société de Distribution de Carburants et Combustibles)

www.sdcc.ma Business activity : Distribution of petroleum products.

Secure Technologies Group (STG Maro)

www.richbond.ma Business activity : Mattresses, sponges, weaving.

www.stg.ma Business activity : Provider of FYNEK solutions to the Moroccan transportation, logistics and insurance industry.t

Royal Air Maroc

Setexam

www.royalairmaroc.com Business activity : Airline.

Rymasof

www.rymasof.com Business activity : Consulting firm works on four strands: strategic studies; financial engineering, recruitment consulting, management and development.

www.setexam.com Business activity : Agar-Agar (medicinal herbs & plants)

Sevenseas Marine Supplies

Business activity : General ship supplier (shipchandler) and Import & export.

Shems Capital

www.capitalbusiness.ma Business activity : Consulting firm.

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Shihara sarl

Société Marocaine Gilmarfer

Shipping Line – Sline

Société Najm Immobilier

Business activity : Production and export of leather for shoes, goods and accessories, supplies for major European brands. www.sline.ma Business activity : Shipping and logistics.

Simmons Maroc

www.simmons.ma Business activity : Mattresses.

SITI

www.siti-tea.com Business activity : Tea and infusion.

SLM Pharma sarl

www.snergic-aroma.com Business activity : Aromatherapy natural cosmetic.

SMAC

www.smac.ma Business activity : Holding.

SNI

www.ona.ma Business activity : Mining, agro-industry, distribution, finance activities, new growth activities and holding.

Société Bernitex

Business activity : Apparel.

Société d’Aménagement Zenata

www.zenataecocity.ma Business activity : Design and land development.

Société d’Exploitation des Hôtels Ryad Mogador www.mogadorhotels.com Business activity : Hotel.

Société Générale

www.sgmaroc.com Business activity : Bank.

Société Immobilière Hani

Business activity : Property & real estate promotion, import-export, international negoce.

www.gilmarfer.net Business activity : Negoce, import of steel products and tiles. Business activity : Real estate.

Sodia

Business activity : Automobiles (Chrysler, Daihatsu, Jeep)

Somako Hotels

Business activity : Hotel (Argana Agadir)

Somed

www.somed.ma Business activity : Holding.

Soremar Group

www.soremar.com Business activity : Radio & satellite communication, distribution & repair of navigation equipment & marine electronics.

Sothema

www.sothema.com Business activity : Pharmaceutical.

Souss Saffron

www.souss-saffron.com Business activity : Export of saffron from Taliouine.

Sumitomo Corporation

www.sumitomocorp.co.jp/english/ Business activity : Trading of construction machinery, tires spare parts, agricultural pesticides to Morocco.

Tanger Med Zones

www.tangermedzones.com Business activity : Development & management of free trade zones and activity zones in the northen region of Morocco.

Taqa North Africa

www.taqaglobal.com Business activity : Energy.

Techniques Science-Santé (T2S)

www.t2s.co.ma Business activity : Import and sale of medical equipment.

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TEMASOL

www.sunpowercorp.com Business activity : Complete photovoltaic solution: EPC, rooftop solutions, groundmounted solution, off-grid solutions. Highest efficiency modules worldwide.

Tectra

www.tectra.ma Business activity : Staffing and temporary works, recruitment, outsourcing

Terre et Terroir

www.terreetterroir.com Business activity : Natural & organic cosmetics products.

The Flying Camel

www.mushmina.com Business activity : Production of the international brand Mushmina.

The MacArthur Company-dba (Global Lights)

www.global-lights.ma Business activity : Change management, strategy human performance & organization consulting, talent acquisition, career development consulting.

Tractafric Equipment Maroc (Caterpillar) www.tractafrictae.com/fr/ Business activity : Construction equipment.

Trans Express Bennani MAS sarl

www.trans-express- bennani.com Business activity : Forwarding company and international transporter.

Transport & Conseil en Logistique (TCL) www.tcl.ma Business activity : Forwarding company, customs clearance, trucking, banded warehouse.

Travel Link

www.travellink.ma Business activity : Incoming travel agency.

Tropicars Maroc

www.tropicarsmaroc.com Business activity : Importer of polaris, slingshot and Indian motorcycles.

Tube et Profil

Business activity : Tubes.

Tudio Systems

www.tudioweb.com Business activity : Web development, mobile development, web marketing, hosting and domain names.

UGP (Union GĂŠnĂŠrale Pharmaceutique) Business activity : Distribution of pharmaceutical products.

Unimer s.a.

www.unimergroup.com Business activity : Manufacture & distribution of canned food (sardines, anchovies, mackerels, tomato, vinegar, pepers and other canned products).

Uniship sarl Business activity : Shipping company.

Unisystem Group s.a.

www.unisystemgroup.com Business activity : electronic security, bank protection, networks and data centers, and IT infrastructure.

Universal Industrial Steel

www.uisteel.com/new-uis/ Business activity : Steel rolling mill.

Valmont Maroc

www.valmont.ma Business activity : Light pole manufacturer.

Vindi II sarl Business activity : Garment manufacture.

Visa International Business activity : Electronic payment.

Vivo Energy Maroc

www.vivoenergy.com Business activity : Commercialization and distribution of fuel, lubricants and LPG.

Voltalia Maroc

www.voltalia.com Business activity : Build and operate renewable energy projects, sell green energy to every industrial company.

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WaystoCap

YKK Maroc

Western Union FSI

Ynna Holding

www.waystocap.com Business activity : African focused businessto- business merchandise marketplace. www.westernunion.com Business activity : Financial services.

World Soft sarl

www.worldsoft.ma Business activity : Transit, transport, import & export.

World Voyage

www.worldvoyage.net Business activity: Travel agency, tour operator, incentive & congress.

Xceed Maroc

www.ykkeurope.com Business activity : Material for fastening system. www.ynna.ma Business activity : BTP & real estate, industry, tourism, retailers (Grande distribution)

Yomar

www.yomar.ma Business activity: Importation & distribution of plastics raw materials.

Young & Rubicam

www.yr.com Business activity: Advertising.

www.xceedcc.com Business activity : Contact Center.

AmCham is pleased to welcome its new members 2018:

Amal Links

www.amallinks.com Business activity : Basket products from vegetal materials such as Dwarf palm, Wicker, Jonc, Massettes, Reed, Palm leaves, alfalfa, Rattan, Crin vegetal, Light wood.

Atalian

www.atalian.com Business activity : Facility management services & energy savings.

Moroccan Ice Tea

www.kayatea.com Business activity : Ice tea.

Wafacash

www.wafacash.com Business activity : Money transfer and other services such as the cash service, flossy card, hissab bikhir.

Damsa s.a.

www.copelit.net Business activity : Manufacturer and distributor of canned fish (Sardines, mackerel and tuna)

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PROFILE UPDATE

- Company Name : ................................................................................................................ - President/CEO : .................................................................................................................. E-mail : .........................................................

- Director General : ............................................................................................................... E-mail : ..........................................................

- Marketing Manager : .......................................................................................................... E-mail : ..........................................................

- Communication/PR Manager : ............................................................................................ E-mail : ..........................................................

- Finance Manager : .............................................................................................................. E-mail : ..........................................................

- Human Resource Manager : ................................................................................................ E-mail : ..........................................................

- Business Development Manager : ....................................................................................... E-mail : ..........................................................

- Export Manager : ................................................................................................................ E-mail : ..........................................................

- Company Address : ............................................................................................................. - Telephone : ............................................

- Fax : ............................................................

- Website : ............................................................................................................................

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USEFUL INFORMATION FOR DOING BUSINESS IN MOROCCO Information about various aspects of doing business in Morocco and establishing a company • American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco (AmCham)
 Web site : www.amcham.ma

• Moroccan Investment & Export Development Agency Web site : www.invest.gov.ma

• Moroccan Employers Federation (C.G.E.M.) Web site : www.cgem.ma

• Moroccan Economic Observatory (CMC) Web site : www.conjoncture.ma

• National Agency for the promotion of Small Businesses (Maroc PME) Web site : www.marocpme.ma

• Regional Investment Center Casablanca (CRI Casablanca) Web site : www.casainvest.ma

• Regional Investment Center Rabat (CRI Rabat) Web site : www.rabatinvest.ma

Key Moroccan government agencies and infrastructure projects • Customs Agency

Web site : www.douane.gov.ma

• Corruption Observatory (ICPC) Web site: www.icpc.ma

• Electricity, Water Corporation (ONEE) Web site : www.one.org.ma

• Fisheries Corporation (ONP) Web site : www.onp.ma

• Foreign Exchange Authority (Office des Changes) Web site : www.oc.gov.ma

• Hydrocarbon and Mining Corporation (ONHYM) Web site : www.onhym.com

• Intellectual and Industrial Property Agency (OMPIC) Web Site : www.ompic.ma

• Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) Web site : www.masen.ma

• National Employment Placement Agency (ANAPEC) Web site : www.anapec.org

• National Tourism Promotion Agency (ONMT) Web site : www.tourisme.gov.ma

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• National Airport Authority (ONDA) Web site : www.onda.ma

• National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT)
 Web site: www.anrt.ma

• National Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ADEREE) Email: www.nafi@cder.org.ma

• Phosphates Corporation (OCP) Web site: www.ocpgroup.ma

• Ports Management (Marsa Maroc) Web site: www.marsamaroc.co.ma

• Railways Corporation (ONCF) Web site: www.oncf.ma

• Social Security Agency (CNSS) Web site: www.cnss.ma

• Port of Tanger Med Management Agency (TMSA) Web site: www.tmsa.ma

• Tangier Free Zone

Web site: www.tangerfreezone.com

• Tax Department

Web site: www.nances.gov.ma

• Transportation and Logistics (SNTL) Web site: www.sntl.ma

• Vocational Training Agency (OFPPT) Web site: www.ofppt.org.ma

Key U.S. Government Agencies • U.S. Embassy, Economics Section (Rabat) Tel : 0537.63.72.00 - Fax : 0537.76.39.84 Web site : www.usembassy.ma

• U.S. Consulate, Economics Section (Casablanca) Tel : 0522.64.20.00
 Web site : www.casablanca.usconsulate.gov/

• U.S. Embassy, Agriculture Section

Tel : 0537.63.72.00 – Fax : 0537.76.54.93
 Web site : www.rabat.usembassy.gov/offices_department/usda.html

• U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) U.S. Consulate Casablanca Tel : 0522.64.20.00 - Fax : 0522.22.02.59 Web site : www.buyusa.gov/Morocco/en/

• USAID

Tel : 0537.63.20.01 - Fax : 0537.63.20.20 Web site : www.usaid.gov/ma/

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Association of business women • Women Entrepreneurs Association (AFEM) Web site : www.afem.ma

• International Women Forum Morocco Web site : www.iwforum.org

• Women Advancement Network

E-mail : womenadvancementnetwork@gmail.com

Residency permits • Foreign Nationals Registration Office (Brigade du Contrôle des Etrangers) Rabat Tel : 0537.72.70.88

• Foreign Nationals Registration Office (Brigade du Contrôle des Etrangers) Casablanca Tel : 0522.98.98.47

Banking, Finance and other Banking • Arab Bank

Web site : www.arabbank.com

• Attijariwafa Bank

Web site : www.attijariwafabank.com

• Banque Populaire (BP) Web site : www.gbp.ma

• BMCE Bank

Web site : www.e-bmcebank.ma

• Banque Marocaine pour le Commerce et l’Industrie (BMCI)
 Web site : www.bmcinet.com

• Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion (CDG) Web site : www.cdg.ma

• Crédit Agricole

Web site : www.credit-agricole.fr

• Citibank Maghreb

Web site : www.citigroup.com

• Crédit Immobilier et Hôtelier (CIH) Web site : www.cih.co.ma

• Crédit du Maroc

Web site : www.cdm.co.ma

• Société Générale

Web site: www.sgmaroc.com

• Union Marocaine des Banques (UMB) Email : uniba@iam.net.ma

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Underwriting Institutions • Bank Al Amal

Web site : www.baa.ma

• Dar Ad-Damane

Web site : www.dardamane.ma

• Caisse Centrale de Garantie (CCG) Web site : www.ccg.ma

Financial services • Casablanca Finance Group (CFG) Web site : www.cfgmorocco.com

• Upline Securities

Web site : www.uplinegroup.gbp.ma

• Casablanca Finance City

Web site : www.casablancafinancecity.com

Other • Casablanca Stock Exchange

Web site : www.casablanca-bourse.com

• International Finance Corporation (IFC) Web site : www.ifc.org

• Professional Group of Banks in Morocco (GPBM) Web site : www.gpbm.ma

• World Bank Representation in Morocco Web site : www.worldbank.org.ma

Import/Export Exporting from Morocco • Maroc Export

Web site : www.marocexport.ma

• Moroccan Exporters Association (Asmex) Web site : www.asmex.org

• Foreign Trade Observatory (CNCE) Web site : www.cnce.org.ma

• Textile and Clothing Industry Association (AMITH) Web site : www.textile.ma

• Moroccan Export Testing Agency (EACCE) Web site : www.eacce.org.ma

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• Moroccan Export Insurance Company (Smaex) Web site : www.smaex.com

• Agricultural Development Agency (ADA) Web site : www.ada.org

Cultural Pursuits Cultural and academic exchange with the U.S. • Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane Web site : www.aui.ma

• Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange Web site : www.macece.org

• Dar America

Web site : www.usembassy.ma

• American Language Centers Web site : www.aca.org.ma

• American Academy Casablanca

Web site : www.americanacademy.ma

• Amideast

Web site : www.amideast.org

• Casablanca American School Web site : www.cas.ac.ma

• Rabat American School Web site : www.ras.ma

• American School Marrakech Web site: www.asm.ac.ma

• The American School of Tangier

Web site : www.theamericanschooloftangier.com

• Tangier American Legation Web site : www.legation.org

• George Washington Academy Web site : www.gwa.ac.ma

• London Academy Casablanca

Web site : www.londonacademy.ma

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Hotels, Airlines & Leisure Hotels in Casablanca and Rabat • Hyatt Regency Casablanca

Web site: www.casablanca.regency.hyatt.com

• Sheraton Casablanca & Towers

Web site: www.sheratoncasablanca.com

• Kenzi Tower Casablanca

Web site: www.kenzi-hotels.com

• Four Seasons Casablanca

Web site: www.fourseasons.com/casablanca

• Mogador Hotels

Web site: www.mogadorhotels.com

• Farah Casablanca

Web site: www.goldentulipfarahcasablanca.com

• Palace d’Anfa

Web site: www.lepalacedanfa.com

• Accor Hotels

Web site: www.accorhotels.com

• Riad Salam Casablanca

Web site: www.hotel-casablanca- lido.com

• Idou Anfa Casablanca (4 stars)

Web site: www.hotelidouanfa.com

• Ramada Hotels (4 stars)

Web site: www.ramada.com

• Tour Hassan Méridien Rabat

Web site : www.latourhassan.com

• Villa Mandarine (Rabat)

Web site : www.villamandarine.com

Airlines • Royal Air Maroc

Web site : www.royalairmaroc.com

• Qatar Airways

Web site : www.qatarairways.com/ma

• Air France

Web site : www.airfrance.com/ma

• Etihad Airways

Web site : www.etihad.com

• Air Arabia

Web site: www.airarabia.com/en

• Lufthansa

Web site : www.lufthansa.com

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Restaurants • L’Aéropostale (French cuisine)

Tel : 0522.36.02.52 Address : 6 Rue Molière, Casablanca

• Al Mounia (Moroccan cuisine)

Tel : 0522.22.26.69 Address : 59 Rue du Prince Moulay Abdellah, Casablanca

• A Ma Bretagne (French cuisine)

Tel : 0522.36.21.12 - 0522.39.79.79
 Fax : 0522.94.41.55
 Address : Sidi Abderrahmane, Boulevard de la Corniche, Casablanca

• Beyrouth (Lebanese restaurant)

Tel : 0522.30.87.98 
Address : 7 Rue Karatchi, Casablanca

• Le Cabestan (Fish specialties)

Tel : 0522.39.11.90 - Fax : 0522.39.37.55 Address : 90 Route de la Corniche, Casablanca

• Chez Ernesto (Italian food)

Tel : 0522.39.57.48
 Address : Rue du Phare, la Corniche, Casablanca

• L’Entrecote (Grill restaurant)

Tel : 0522.27.26.74 
Address : 78 Avenue Mers Sultan, Casablanca

• Milasia China (Asian food)

Tel : 0522.36.36.77/88
 Address : Rue Ahmed Charci, Hippdrome, Racine, Casablanca

• La Mer (Fish specialties)

Tel : 0522.36.12.71 - 0522.36.33.15
 Address : Boulevard de la Corniche, El Hank, Casablanca

• Ryad Zitoun (Moroccan cuisine)


Tel : 0522.22.39.27 - 0522.22.48.18
 Fax : 0522.27.28.90
 Address : 31, Boulevard Rachidi, Casablanca

Golf courses • Royal Golf Casablanca-Anfa

Tel: 0522.36.10.26 - 0522.36.53.55 Fax: 0522.39.33.74

• Royal Golf Mohammedia

Tel: 0523.32.46.56 - Fax: 0523.32.11.02

• Royal Golf Dar Es-Salam Rabat

Tel: 0537.75.58.64 - Fax: 0537.75.76.71

• Royal Golf and Resort Benslimane

Tel: 0522.27.17.85 - Fax: 0522.27.17.79

• Royal Golf El Jadida

Tel: 0523.35.41.41 to 42 - Fax: 0523 35.54.44

• Amelkis Marrakech

Tel: 0524.40.44.14 - Fax: 0524.40.44.15

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List of Regional Investment Centers in Morocco (RIC) • Agadir

Web site: www.ccis-agadir.com

• Al Hoceima-Taza- Taounate

Web site: www.alhoceimainvest.ma

• Casablanca

Web site: www.casainvest.ma

• Fès-Boulemane

Web site: www.crifes.ma

• Kénitra (Gharb-Chrarda- Beni Hssen) Web site: www.kenitrainvest.ma

• Laâyoune

Web site: www.laayouneinvest.ma

• Marrakesh-Tansift- Alhaouz

Web site: www.crimarrakech.ma

• Meknès-Tafilalt

Web site: www.meknesinvest.ma

• Oujda (oriental)

Web site: www.orientalinvest.ma

• Rabat-Salé- Zemmour-Zaër Web site: www.rabatinvest.ma

• Sa -Doukalla- Abda

Web site: www.sa-invest.ma

• Tadla-Azilal

Web site: www.coeurdumaroc.ma

• Tangier-Tetouan

Web site: www.investangier.com

Exporting to the U.S. • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Web site: www.usda.gov

• Animals Division

Web site: www.aphis.usda.gov

• Plants Division

Web site: www.aphis.usda.gov

• Food Safety and Inspection Service Web site: www.fsis.usda.gov

• Forgien Agricultural Service Web site: www.fas.usda.gov

• Food and Drug Administration Web site: www.fda.gov

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• Center of Drug Evaluation and Research Web site: www.fda.gov/ora/import

• Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Web site: www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CFSAN

• Office of Seafood

Web site: www.seafood.nmfs.noaa.gov

• National Marines Sheries Service Headquarters Web site: www.nmfs.noaa.gov

• Southwest Regional Office

Web site: www.nmfs.noaa.gov

• U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Web site: www.cpsc.gov/

• Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Web site: www.epa.gov

• Motor Vehicles Investigation/imports section

Web site: www.cbp.gov/trade/basic-import-export/importing-car

• U.S. Department of Energy Office Of Codes and Standards Web site: www.ern.doe.gov

• U.S. Department of Homeland Security Web site: www.dhs.gov

• Federal Trade Commission Web site: www. c.gov

• International Trade Commission Web site: www.usitc.gov

• U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection Agnecy Web site: www.cbp.gov

Importing from the U.S. • Foreign Commercial Service of U.S. Department of Commerce
 Web site: www.buyusa.gov/Morocco/en

Investment, financing, feasibility studies • Invest in America

Web site : www.selectusa.commerce.gov

• United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Web site : www.ustda.gov

• Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Web site : www.opic.gov

• Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIMBANK) Web site : www.eximbank.gov

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2018 International Buyer Program - Trade Shows in the USA Show Name

Industry

Start Date

End Date

Show Location

CES 2018

ICT

January 9, 2018

January 12, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

NAHB International Builders’ Show

Design and Construction / Building Products

January 9, 2018

January 11, 2018

Orlando, FL

DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition

Energy - Smart Grid

January 19, 2018

January 26, 2018

San Antonio, TX

World of Concrete

Design & Construction / Machinery

January 23, 2018

January 26, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

Shooting Hunting Outdoor Tradeshow (SHOT) and Conference

Defense & Security /Textiles

January 23, 2018

January 26, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

International Production and Processing Expo

Machinery / Agribusiness

January 30, 2018

February 1, 2018

Atlanta, GA

2018 National Ethanol Conference

Energy - Renweable February 12, 2018 February 14, 2018 San Antonio, TX

Natural Products Expo West/ Engredea

Healthcare Supplements

March 8, 2018

March 11, 2018

Anaheim, CA

2018 NAB Show

ICT / Media and Entertainment

April 7, 2018

April 12, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

Fire Department Instructors Conference International (FDIC International)

Safety & Security

April 23, 2018

April 28, 2018

Indianapolis, IN

WasteExpo

Environmental Technologies

April 23, 2018

April 26, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

Energy - Oil & Gas

April 30, 2018

May 3, 2018

Houston, TX

NPE 2018: The Plastics Show

Machinery / Manufacturing

May 7, 2018

May 11, 2018

Orlando, FL

National Restaurant Machinery / Association Restaurant, Agribusiness Hotel-Motel Show (NRA Show)

May 19, 2018

May 22, 2018

Chicago, IL

Licensing Expo

Media and Entertainment

May 22, 2018

May 24, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

International Franchise Expo 2018

Franchise

May 31, 2018

June 2, 2018

New York City, NY

HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition

Energy - Renewable

June 26, 2018

June 29, 2018

Charlotte, NC

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Summer Fancy Food Show

Processed Foods

July 1, 2018

July 3, 2018

New York City, NY

70TH Scientific Meeting and Clinical Laboratory Exposition of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Healthcare

July 29, 2018

August 2, 2018

Chicago, IL

International Woodworking Fair, LLC

Machinery

August 22, 2018

August 25, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

ASIS 2018

Safety and Security

September 24, 2018

September 26, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

Solar Power International

Energy - Renewable

September 24, 2018

September 27, 2018

Anaheim, CA

WEFTEC 2018

Environmental Technologies

September 29, 2018

October 3, 2018

New Orleans, LA

The Greater New York Dental Meeting

Healthcare Medical Equipment

November 23, 2018

November 28, 2018

New York City, NY

National RV Trade Show

Recreational Transportation

November 26, 2018

November 29, 2018

Louisville, KY

POWER-GEN International

Energy

December 4, 2018

December 6, 2018

Orlando, FL

Note: Shading represents IBP SELECT events.

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LIST OF ADVERTISERS

AmCham is very thankful to the advertisers listed hereafter: BMCE

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Casablanca American School Citibank Maghreb DHL Maroc

EPEGA

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Diana Holding

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HB Law Firm

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Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center Jacobs Engineering S.A.

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Les Eaux Minérales d’Oulmès

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London Academy Casablanca

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ML Experts Microsoft

Novatis Group OCP

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Royal Air Maroc

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TIBU

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