MINISTER ELLWOOD TRADE MISSION TO MOROCCO – LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.

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Minister Ellwood, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, will lead this trade mission to Morocco to help British companies develop new business partnerships in this important emerging economy, only three hours from the UK.

Mission Date: 10th Nov 2015 – 12th Nov 2015

Venue: British Embassy, Rabat, Morocco

ContactMoroccoTradeMission@uktieventspecialist.co.uk

Morocco – UK Bilateral Cooperation

  • 800 years of bilateral diplomatic relations
  • UK among top six foreign investors in Morocco.
  • Morocco is largest export market for the UK in the Maghreb region – and the economic star of the oil-importing MENA countries
  • UK companies already doing business in Morocco:
  • Shell Vivo Energy, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, Lycamobile, Bombardier, G4S
  • An outlet for iconic British high street and luxury brands: Next, M&S, Costa, Monsoon, Mothercare, Bentley, Toni and Guy, Jaguar…
UK exports of goods to Morocco

(£ million)

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2013448
2014573

Upcoming projects in Morocco.

  • Most ambitious renewable programme in MENA region: £6 billion investment in solar by 2020
  • Public investments to rise to £13.7 billion in 2015 (19.3% of GDP)
  • OCP programme of expenditure on major phosphates projects worth £13 billion by 2025
  • LNG import terminal project worth £3 billion in Jorf Lasfar
  • Zenata Ecocity project by CDG Group (25 hectare sustainable service-based new city being developed on the outskirts of Casablanca)
  • New PPP Law in 2015 will unlock more new projects in health, education, transport and many other sectors
Important projects

 (£ billion)

National Solar Energy Plan 1.04
National utilities projects (ONEE) 0.52
High Speed Train 0.37

Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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