The project benefits

The Midparc industrial zone offers long-term leases to industrialists working in various fields such as aerospace, space and electronics.

 

  1. The project benefits

Located close to Morocco's main airport (Mohammed V), the Midparc integrated Industrial Zone offers an exceptional and unique logistical position at the gates of Europe and Africa. With good connections to Morocco's road and rail networks, the Industrial Zone is situated 30 km from Casablanca, Morocco's economic capital, and its port.

An international airport

With more than 7 million passengers and over 70 international destinations, the Casablanca Mohammed V airport is a regional hub between Morocco, Africa and Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Main flights to Europe and the United States:

  • Paris 200 flights / week
  • London 28 flights / week
  • Frankfurt 24 flights / week
  • Dubai 14 flights / week
  • New York 24 flights / week...

Main flights

A dynamic zone

Midparc is an extension to the Casablanca aviation industries zone (Aéropole), a reference industrial zone in Morocco that already hosts several international companies such as Boeing, Dassault Aviation, EADS Aviation, Ratier Figeac, Safran (Snecma Services AIRCELLE, MATIS aerospace ...).

Transport

The Integrated Industrial Park of Midparc is accessible by a motorway that connects it directly to the country's economic capital and its port.

Moreover, public transport services are also available including the railway to the neighboring airport.

 

  1. Taxation

The Free Zone status gives exporting companies a number of tax and customs benefits materialized by the following:

  • Corporate income tax is zero (0%) for the first five years of business and then goes up to 8.75 % for the following 20 years to finish up at 17.5 % beyond this period
  • Repatriation of profits and capital is allowed
  • Companies are exempted from VAT and customs duties. Customs procedures are simplified.

Free Trade Access to One Billion Consumers

Thanks to diverse free-trade agreements, Morocco offers investor free duty access to a market of 55 countries representing more than 1 billion consumers and 60% of world GDP.

  • Morocco/European Union: Morocco is the first country in the southern side of the Mediterranean to benefit from the advanced status in its relations with the European Union
  • Morocco/USA: The Free Trade Agreement with the United States (Morocco’s 6th largest trade partner) is part of the overall strategy of the Moroccan economy.
  • Mediterranean countries: the Agadir free trade agreement between Morocco, Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia, provides for the immediate lifting of Non-Tariff Barriers and the gradual establishment of a free trade area.   
  • Morocco /Turkey
  • Morocco /AELE: European Free Trade Association
  • Morocco/WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

 

  1. Administrative questions

The Midparc industrial zone has a "one-stop shop" whose job is to simplify customs and administrative procedures:

  • Reception and assistance for investors via three centers and specific services:
    • a company creation center
    • a skills promotion center
    • a commercial center
    • a document legalization service
    • and an employee administrative management service
  • Centralization and simplification of administrative procedures, especially support for expatriates
  • Issue of the authorization to set up in a free zone, exempting investors from all other administrative authorizations

 

  1. Aids to investors

Morocco has set up an incentive system to encourage industrial companies to set themselves up there.

Besides training subsidies of up to 65 000 DH (6 K€) per person recruited, financial aid from the Hassan II Fund includes a maximum contribution of 10% of the acquisition cost for new capital goods (excluding import duty and taxes) or 20 million DH (1.8 million euros). 

Eligibility for contributions from the HASSAN II Fund

New investment projects (creations or extensions) presented by investors with company status can benefit from the contribution:

  • In the following sectors: manufacture of equipment for the automobile industry, manufacture of electronic assembly and sub-assembly components, manufacture of equipment for the aviation industry and in production activities related to nanotechnology, micro-electronics and biotechnology;
  • Where the total investment in capital goods is over 2.5 million DH, VAT excluded (excluding import duty and taxes), or 230 K€. 

Training aids include direct aid for the first three years when personnel is recruited and then in the context of continuous training.

  • Training on recruitment: operator - 1400 €, technician - 1800 €, middle management - 2700 € and executives - 3600 €
  • Continuous training: operator - 450 €, Technician - 900 €, middle management – 900 € and executives - 1800 €

  

  1. Cost Competitiveness

Only 14km south of Europe, Morocco is a competitive platform for export:

Low Wages:

Average wage

The average wage is 327$/month, i.e. almost ten times lower than in Spain.

 

  1. Financing

The rental offer proposed by Midparc enables industrialists to concentrate their efforts and resources on industrial aspects of their installation project.

 

  1. Training

Aware of the importance of having skills available, Morocco has made continuous training a priority for accompanying its development. In collaboration with the private business sector, Morocco has set up a training program based on training plans, specialized institutes and training aids via 300 establishments offering full or part-time vocational training. 

Training plan

The annual training plan covers 220,000 profiles with 21,000 for the aviation, aerospace and electronics sectors.

Details of training requirements in aviation, aerospace and electronics sectors.

Training plan

Specialized institutes:

Specialized institutes have been set up for giving training for the different profiles, including the Aviation Professions Institute (IMA), which proposes generic or specific vocational training for operators, technicians and middle management working in the sector.

The IMA's medium-term objective is to train 800 persons per year in aviation and aerospace professions thanks to a tool of international standards, set up as a result of a partnership between the GIMAS (Group of Moroccan Aviation and Aerospace Industrialists), the UIMM (Union of Metallurgical Profession Industries) and the state of Morocco.

Aid in vocational training

Direct aides for training on recruitment and for full-time vocational training are offered during the first three years of business. The following descriptive chart summarizes these aids for professions in aviation, aerospace and electronics industries:

Vocational trainnig

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