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Innovation Center working unit is delighted to host a roundtable discussion on opportunities for Japanese companies in the Moroccan Automotive sector.
This roundtable will give a brief overview of the opportunities and challenges surrounding the automotive sector in Morocco. Followed by a group discussion on ways to attract Japanese companies to this sector.
Date/Time: March 27th (Fri) , 2015 @ 19:00 (open door @ 18:30)
Title: Morocco Automotive Industry Roundtable
Place: 1-16-25 Takanawa, Minato-ku,Tokyo,108-8581
Takanawa community plaza, Lecture Room (3F)
The Moroccan automotive industry grew exponentially in the past decade, rivalling traditional exports like phosphates, agriculture and textiles as the most productive sectors.
This growth is largely due to the development of specialised industrial and free zones in the Tangier area. This area, located in north-west Morocco, sitting astride the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean and 14 km from Europe across the Strait of Gibraltar, has long been a hub for industry and maritime trade. However, the development of six industrial and free-trade zones within an 80-km radius of Tangier’s port, the Greater Tanger-Med Industrial Platform, has helped to jump start the manufacturing sector in recent years.
The TFZ (Tangier Free Zone), which offers a set of fiscal incentives that applies to all free zones, has developed a strong specialisation in the automotive industry. The zone’s favorable wage standards, available specialised labor pool, and proximity to manufacturing centers in Europe have all contributed to attract automotive suppliers to Morocco.
The Moroccan Business Club in Japan (MBC-J) is an independent not-for-profit professional association of Moroccan professionals in Japan and Moroccan graduates/students of Japanese universities.
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