December 07, 2018

The head of Government, Mr. Saad Dine El Otmani said that Morocco is on the right track thanks to a series of structural reforms aimed at improving the social living conditions of the citizens and strengthening the competitiveness of the national economy and Moroccan companies.

In his address at the 10th annual meeting of the National Committee for Business Environment, held on Friday 7 December 2018, the head of government announced that a series of legal and procedural reforms is scheduled for next year and are designed to improve the business climate in Morocco. Mr. Saad Dine El Otmani also pointed out that other important structural reforms are being implemented in an effort to strengthen investment and create more job opportunities.

In this context, the Head of Government stressed that "strengthening investment and promoting the company is seen as a major driving force of economic development that has a positive impact on the lives of citizens and social conditions”, he also highlighted the need to carry out the reforms in a participatory way involving different economic actors and social partners. "We can successfully manage these reforms if we can combine our efforts and overcome our shortcomings and difficulties, "said El Othmani.

He added that the National Committee for Business Environment serves as a national reference for developing mechanisms for dialogue and consultation which help identify the dysfunctions facing the company. CNEA also serves as a tool for coordinating joint action and monitoring the implementation of cross-cutting reforms and projects related to improving the business climate in Morocco.

The Head of Government also stressed that he will, in addition to strengthening the work of the National Committee for Business Environment, develop and improve mechanisms for ongoing dialogue and consultation between representatives of the government, the General Confederation of Moroccan Companies (CGEM) and the private sector.

It should be recalled that since its creation in 2010, the CNEA has implemented a number of reform projects aimed at facilitating the task of businesses and improving the business climate, thus enabling Morocco to improve its ranking in the World Bank's 2019 Doing Business report by moving up 9 places, within a year.