CHEMICAL AND PARACHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THIRD EXPORTING SECTOR IN MOROCCO

CHEMICAL AND PARACHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THIRD EXPORTING SECTOR IN MOROCCO

CHEMICAL AND PARACHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THIRD EXPORTING SECTOR IN MOROCCO

Chemical and Para-chemical Industries is a strategic sector in the Moroccan economy thanks to the diversity of its products and its interdependence with other upstream and downstream industrial activities. With a view to consolidating its position in the global market, Morocco is exploring two development paths for these industries by consolidating its stature as a leading phosphate exporter thanks to the Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP) on the one hand and, on the other, by strengthening its production of green and organic chemicals

Morocco is therefore the 1st world exporter of phosphates and the leading exporter of fertilizers in Africa with a market share of nearly 58%, with exports of 43.4 billion dirhams (~$4.42 billion) for phosphates and its derivatives..

KEY CUSTOMER MARKETS

GLOBAL MASTODONTE AND STRONG SUB-SECTORS

GLOBAL MASTODONTE AND STRONG SUB-SECTORS

In addition to OCP ecosystem that makes the country the world leader in the production and export of phosphates, the chemical and parachemical industries are organized in two ecosystems ensuring a continuous growth potential for exports such as:

  • Mineral and chemical fertilizers,
  • Chemical products,
  • Beauty products, perfumes and low cost cosmetics,
  • Technical paints and common glues,
  • Aromatic plant extracts, natural dyes and organic cosmetics.
GLOBAL MASTODONTE AND STRONG SUB-SECTORS

Ecosystems

RESPONSIVE ENVIRONMENT TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

RESPONSIVE ENVIRONMENT TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Aspiring to achieve an additional export turnover of 9.8 billion Dirhams (~ 1 billion US Dollars) OCP exports excluded, the chemical and parachemical sector offers a concrete export opportunity to all of its operators through:
An attractive offer thanks to::
  • Real estate at competitive prices, of which 39.6 ha are reserved for the "Organic Chemistry" ecosystem and 60 ha for the "Green Chemistry" ecosystem.
  • Free zones and integrated industrial platforms dedicated to chemical and parachemical production
  • Government support for companies’ incorporation as well as customs and administrative facilitation
  • New tax incentives for companies with Free Zone Status.
Many trade agreements facilitating exports around the world are signed.
  • Commercial and free trade agreements with more than 100 countries
  • Only African country having a free trade agreement with the United States
Morocco is a connected platform located only 14  km from Europe with the best maritime connectivity in Africa
  • 19  international airports throughout the Kingdom
  • 14  ports with cutting-edge infrastructures dedicated to trade and export  including the port of Tanger Med which is connected tot 186 ports worldwide.
  • Motorway network of over 1800  kilometers, and a rail network of 2200 kilometers with the 1st High Speed ​​Train in Africa. 
 1st
Maritime connectivity in Africa & 24nd worldwide
 186
ports in 77 countries are connected
to Tanger Med
 +100
trade agreements with countries
in the EU, NAFTA and the AfCFTA

MAIN EXPORT PLAYERS

Morocco’s Investment and Export Development Agency services

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