Below is a detailed summary of the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs wishing to incorporate and register a new firm in Morocco. It examines the procedures, time and cost involved in launching a commercial or industrial firm with up to 50 employees and start-up capital of 10 times the economy's per-capita gross national income.
|No.||Procedure||Time to Complete||Associated Costs|
|1||Obtain a "Certificat Négatif" online, which registers the company name at the Regional Investment Center (CRI, Centre Regional d’Investissement)||1 day||MAD 230 (MAD 210 + MAD 20 droits de timbres)|
|2||Deposit paid-in capital in a bank and obtain a bank receipt (attestation de dépot)||1 day||no charge|
|3||Pay stamp duty at Mayor’s office (Commune)||1 day||DH 20/page + DH10|
|4||File documents with CRI to register with the Ministry of Finance for patent tax, with the Tribunal of Commerce, and for social security and taxation||7 days||1% of capital (at least DH1,000) + DH200 (registration fee) + DH 350 (registration at commercial registry) + DH 150 publication fee (DH 8-9/ line in business paper, DH4/ line bulletin officiel).|
|5||File a declaration with the economic office of the Préfecture (Service Economique de la Commune)||1 day||no charge|
|6||Make a company stamp||1 day||MAD 200|