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Starting a business in Morocco

Legal Forms of Companies

Société à Responsabilité Limitée S.A.R.L. (private limited company)
Number of partners: 1 minimum and 50 maximum
Capital (max/min): MAD 10,000
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount of contributions.
Société anonyme, S.A. (public limited company)
Number of partners: 5 minimum with no maximum
Capital (max/min): MAD 3,000,000 to open a listed public limited companies and MAD 300,000 for a Public Liability company.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount of contributions.
Société en nom collectif, SNC (Partnership)
Number of partners: 2 partners at the minimum
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is unlimited.
Société en Commandite Simple, SCS (Limited Partnership)
Number of partners: 2 partners at the minimum
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: Liability of the active partners is unlimited and limited to the amount of contributions for the silent partners.
Société en Commandite par Actions, SCA (Partnership limited by shares)
Number of partners: 3 sleeping partners and one active partner.
Capital (max/min): no minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Liability of the active partners is unlimited and limited to the amount of contributions for the silent partners.

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Morocco Middle East & North Africa
Procedures (number) 4.0 6.3
Time (days) 9.0 19.5

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
The Regional Investment Center of Casablanca.
For Further Information
Doing Business website, Procedures to start a business in Morocco.
Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property, Information on trademarks and patents in Morocco.
Export.gov, A commercial guide to assist companies wishing to export to Morocco.

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