a locomotive of economic development

Public procurement represents a locomotive for the economic and social development of the Kingdom and the equivalent of 200 billion dirhams (MMDH) per year, said Friday in Casablanca, the president of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), Chakib Alj.

Chakib Alj, who chaired the work of the Ordinary General Assembly of the CGEM, spoke about the project to reform the decree relating to public procurement. “We are closely monitoring this reform, through a dedicated task force, so that it brings benefits for companies”he noted.

In addition, the President of the Confederation emphasized the development of “Made in Morocco”, indicating that specifications dedicated to the Made in Morocco label are being prepared.

“To promote our national industry and production and reduce our dependence on imports, we are currently working with the Ministry of Industry and Trade on specifications dedicated to the Made in Morocco label, with the aim of providing companies with a tool to enhance their products and this, in compliance with the technical specifications and safety standards in force, and with the aim of encouraging local added value and promoting the Moroccan brand on the domestic and export markets.he said.

And to continue: “I invite all manufacturers to take an interest in and adhere to this label, which will cover the entire value chain, from production to the end consumer, including distribution and marketing”.

Chakib Alj also noted that at the international level, the CGEM continues to deploy its roadmap to support companies in their internationalization and contribute to the influence of Morocco as a reliable investment destination. “To this end, we are continuing our close collaboration with employers around the world and the establishment of new partnerships and new business councils that I invite you to join depending on the markets that interest you”he said.

He also highlighted the ” background work “ led with “Business Europe”representative of the European private sector, for the modernization of the Morocco-EU association agreement, which dates from 2000, so that it takes into consideration the progress made by Morocco over the past 20 years, under the impetus of the King Mohammed VI, as well as the new economic realities, in particular those generated by the Covid-19 pandemic and by tensions in Eastern Europe such as the rise in the prices of raw materials and freight.

“Our objective is to enable Moroccan companies to fully seize new opportunities that arise and to position our economy in global and regional value chains”he said.


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