Kingdom of Morocco
Capital: Rabat HDI: 0.628 (126th)
Language: Arabic, Berber
GDP (PPP): $103.08 billion
Currency: Moroccan Dirham
Officially the Kingdom of Morocco is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. It is one of only three countries (with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. The Arabic name al-Mamlakah al-Maghribiyah (Arabic: المملكة المغربية, meaning “The Western Kingdom”) is commonly used as an alternate name. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councilors. The king can issue decrees called dahirs which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister and the president of the Constitutional court.
Morocco Economy – overview
Morocco has capitalized on its proximity to Europe and relatively low labor costs to build a diverse, open, market-oriented economy.
CIA – The World Factbook: Morocco
Economic facts and statistics from the CIA
Industry Trends & Business Climate
Aware of the fact that investment is a key factor to ensure sustainable and sustained economic growth, Morocco has liberalized its economy
Establishing a Presence
Starting a Business in Morocco
a detailed summary of the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs wishing to incorporate and register a new firm in Morocco.
Morocco – International Company Registration Experts
Registering a company in Morocco – what is involved?
Business structure in Morocco
This site describs how a foreign company can establish in Morocco as an établissement stable
Morocco Corporate – Taxes on corporate income
The standard CIT rate is 30%. A higher rate of 37% applies to leasing companies and credit institutions.
Morocco Personal Income Tax Rate
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Morocco stands at 38 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Morocco averaged 40.33 percent from 2004 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 44 percent in 2005 and a record low of 38 percent in 2010. Personal Income Tax Rate in Morocco is reported by the Direction Générale des Impôts, Morocco.
Morocco Corporate Tax Rate 2004-2016
The Corporate Tax Rate in Morocco stands at 30 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Morocco averaged 31.67 percent from 2004 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 35 percent in 2005 and a record low of 30 percent in 2008. Corporate Tax Rate in Morocco is reported by the Department of Taxes.
Morocco – Taxes on personal income
Individuals who have their tax residence in Morocco are subject to an individual income tax on their worldwide income.
VAT/Sales Tax – Morocco Sales Tax Rate | VAT | 2014-2016
The Sales Tax Rate in Morocco stands at 20 percent.
VAT/Sales Tax – Morocco Value Added Tax (VAT) Calculator
The standard VAT rate in Morocco is 20%. Reduced rates of 7%, 10%, and 14% apply to specifically designated operations.
A guide to visa and passport requirements to enter Morocco
Consulate General of The Kingdom of Morocco
A listing of the countries where residents do NOT need a visa to enter Morocco
Best Morocco Transportation on VirtualTourist
369 tips on getting to and getting around Morocco from real travelers and locals.
Transport in Morocco – Lonely Planet
A guide to public transportation
Telecommunications in Morocco – Wikipedia
This site provides an outline of communications technology in Morocco.
Maroc Telecom is the main telecommunication company in Morocco.
IPR Country Guide: Morocco Legal Information
A guide to basic law law provisions in Morocco
Labor Market Regulation in Morocco
This site providesa detailed summary of some of the labor regulations that would apply to local entrepreneurs wishing to hire workers, organize working schedules, improve job quality for workers, or make workers redundant for economic reasons in Morocco.
Business Etiquette – Morocco Business Etiquette
Morocco is a traditional country with specific codes of conduct that are important to be aware of when conducting business there.
Business Etiquette – Etiquette in Morocco | Frommer’s
Dos and Don’ts of proper etiquette in Morocco
Climate – Morocco Weather, Climate and Geography
Morocco climate guide, regional weather guide and geography information.
Climate of Morocco
Morocco has a Mediterraneanclimate that is generally hot and dry for most of the year, with cooler, yet still mild, temperatures and rainfall during the winter months
Cost of Living in Morocco. 2016
Cost of living comparisons in more than 1,600 cities all over the world
Cost of Living in Morocco
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Morocco. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
Education – Morocco / Education
After independence in 1956, the new government declared their main goals to be Arabization of the educational institutions, general access at all levels and unification of all systems.
Education – American Schools in Morocco
A listing of American schools in Morocco
Public Holidays Morocco for the year 2016
List of Public and National Holidays in Morocco for the year 2016
Public Holidays in Morocco in 2016
A comprehensive list of public holidays
Demographics of Morocco
Demographic Trends of Moroccan Society
Demographics – CIA – The World Factbook
Demograhic profile of Morocco from the CIA
Safety – Morocco travel advice
Latest travel advice for Morocco from the UK government including safety and security, entry requirements, travelwarnings and health
Safety – Morocco – travel.state.gov
See “Safety and Security” on this site
Moroccan Import and Export Regulations
Quantitative Import Restrictions/Prohibitions on Imports
Morocco Customs Regulations
Morocco Customs regulations and procedures for importing and exporting goods at border.
Morocco Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA)
The Morocco Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) went into effect on January 1, 2006. Under the agreement most Moroccan goods enter the United States duty free and virtually all will enter free by the time it is fully implemented on January 1, 2023.
Morocco – Trade – European Commission
Negotiations for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) between the EU and Morocco were launched on 1st March 2013.
Housing and Rentals
Housing Morocco, property in Morocco – expat
A listing of available flats in Morocco
- Rabat Hotels, Hostels & Accommodation http://www.lonelyplanet.com/morocco/rabat/hotels
Morocco – Lonely Planet
A listing of destinations and sights in Morocco
Morocco Tourism: Best of Morocco
TripAdvisor has 810,124 reviews of Morocco Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Morocco resource.
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