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Ease of Doing Business in

Morocco

Morocco Download Profile (1739.2KB, pdf)
Region Middle East & North Africa
Income Category Lower middle income
Population 34,377,511
GNI Per Capita (US$) 3,040
City covered Casablanca

190

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DB 2017 Rank

1

100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 68 68
0
67.50 65.82 down
1.68
Starting a Business 40 40
-
92.34 92.06 up
0.28
Dealing with Construction Permits 18 18
-
79.77 79.32 up
0.45
Getting Electricity 57 55 down
2
79.71 79.31 up
0.40
Registering Property 87 92 up
5
63.94 62.74 up
1.20
Getting Credit 101 109 up
8
45.00 40.00 up
5.00
Protecting Minority Investors 87 118 up
31
53.33 45.00 up
8.33
Paying Taxes 41 37 down
4
83.51 83.61 down
0.10
Trading across Borders 63 68 up
5
81.12 79.97 up
1.15
Enforcing Contracts 57 58 up
1
62.34 62.34
-
Resolving Insolvency 131 130 down
1
33.89 33.89
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Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank: 40

DB 2016 Rank: 40

Change in Rank: 0

DB 2017 DTF (% points): 92.34

DB 2016 DTF (% points): 92.06

Change in DTF (% points): up0.28

Standardized Company
Legal form: Société à Responsabilité Limitée (SARL)
Paid-in minimum capital requirement: MAD 0
City: Casablanca
Indicator Morocco Middle East & North Africa OECD high income
Procedure – Men (number) info_outline 4.0 7.8 4.8
Time – Men (days) info_outline 9.5 20.1 8.3
Cost – Men (% of income per capita) info_outline 7.9 26.3 3.1
Procedure – Women (number) info_outline 4.0 8.6 4.8
Time – Women (days) info_outline 9.5 20.9 8.3
Cost – Women (% of income per capita) info_outline 7.9 26.3 3.1
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita) info_outline 0.0 11.2 9.2
  • No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Obtain a "Certificat Négatif" to register the company name

    Agency: Regional Investment Center (Centre regional d'investissement)

    The certificat négatif can be applied for in person or online at: www.directinfo.ma.
    Less than one day (online procedure) MAD 230 (MAD 210 + MAD 20 droits de timbres)
    2

    Pay stamp duty

    Agency: Kiosk, Bookstore or Post Office

    Business founders can pay the stamp duty at a kiosk, bookstore, or post office.
    1 day DH 20 per sheet (2 pages per sheet) + DH10
    3

    Register for patent tax, the Tribunal of Commerce, social security and taxation

    Agency: Regional Investment Center (Centre regional d'investissement)

    The applicant can download a single registration form (formulaire unique declaration de création d’entreprise) online. With the completed form, the applicant files the incorporation documents in person at the Centre Regional d’Investissement (CRI).

    The CRI centralizes the following procedures:
    - Deposit of bylaws and registration at the Tribunal of Commerce and the Company Registrar
    - “Patente” tax number
    - Two announcements: in a legal journal and in the Official Bulletin
    - Declaration of fiscal existence
    - Social security affiliation
    - Legalization of legal books

    When submitting the form and all documents, the promoter includes the text for publication in both publications (that is, the legal newspaper and the Official Gazette). The text must be in Arabic and typed. The CRI coordinates the publication process. Although the announcement is published in the Official Gazette in 30 days, a receipt from submitting the publication is enough for filing the registration documents with the Tribunal of Commerce. The CRI is working on making this publication online.

    In about a week, the promoter receives the “patente,” the fiscal identification, the commercial registration certificate, legal books, and the social security registration (CNSS registration). As a new service, the entrepreneur can request to be notified by text message when the file is ready.
    7 days Fixed fee of DH 1,000 + DH200 (registration fee) + DH 350 (registration at commercial registry) + DH 150 publication fee (DH 8-9/ line in business paper, DH4/ line bulletin officiel).
    4

    Make a company stamp

    Agency: Sealmaker

    The company obtains a company seal from a sealmaker.
    1 day MAD 200