Morocco

Ease of Doing Business in

Morocco

This page summarizes Doing Business 2014 data for Morocco. The first table lists the overall "Ease of Doing Business" rank (out of 189 economies) and the rankings by each topic. It also lists the economy's distance to frontier (DTF)** measure. The rest of the tables summarize the key indicators for each topic and benchmark against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.

Economy Overview

Region Middle East & North Africa
Income Category Lower middle income
Population 32,521,143
GNI Per Capita (US$) 2,940
City covered Casablanca
Doing Business 2014 Rank Doing Business 2013 Rank*** Change in Rank
87 95 down 8

Doing Business 2014 DTF** (% points) Doing Business 2013 DTF** (% points) Improvement in DTF** (% points)
64.62 63.20 down 1.42
Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Doing Business reform making it more difficult to do business.

Subnational Data


 

Starting a Business

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The challenges of launching a business are shown below. Included are: the number of steps entrepreneurs can expect to go through to launch, the time it takes on average, and the cost and minimum capital required as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.

DB 2014 Rank 39 DB 2013 Rank*** 53 Change in Rank up14
DB 2014 DTF** (% points) 89.42 DB 2013 DTF** (% points) 86.69 Improvement in DTF** (% points) up2.73

Information on new business density and number of newly created firms with limited liability can be found at Entrepreneurship Database.

Indicator Morocco Middle East & North Africa OECD

The total number of procedures required to register a firm. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company founders with external parties (for example, government agencies, lawyers, auditors or notaries).

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Procedures (number)
5 8 5

The total number of days required to register a firm. The measure captures the median duration that incorporation lawyers indicate is necessary to complete a procedure with minimum follow-up with government agencies and no extra payments.

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Time (days)
11.0 19.8 11.1

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. It includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law.

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Cost (% of income per capita)
9.5 28.9 3.6

The amount that the entrepreneur needs to deposit in a bank or with a notary before registration and up to 3 months following incorporation and is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita.

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Paid-in Min. Capital (% of income per capita)
0.0 45.4 10.4
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Obtain a "Certificat Négatif" online, which registers the company name at the Regional Investment Center (CRI, Centre Regional d’Investissement) 1 day MAD 230 (MAD 210 + MAD 20 droits de timbres)
2 Pay stamp duty at Mayor’s office (Commune) 1 day DH 20/page + DH10
3 File documents with CRI to register with the Ministry of Finance for patent tax, with the Tribunal of Commerce, and for social security and taxation 7 days see comments
4 File a declaration with the Ministry of Labour 1 day no charge
5 Make a company stamp 1 day MAD 200

** The distance to frontier (DTF) measure shows the distance of each economy to the "frontier," which represents the highest performance observed on each of the topics including Getting Electricity across all economies included in Doing Business. An economy’s distance to frontier is indicated on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest performance and 100 the frontier. Read more...

***Last year's rankings are adjusted: they are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

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