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SOURCING: Morocco invests in clothing capacity to drive exports 28 May 2015

Although Morocco’s garment manufacturing industry is well established, supplying giants such as Zara-owner Inditex, it is continuing to invest in capacity to compete with Asian rivals and new African competition.

SOURCING: Morocco sets out plans to grow fast fashion exports 13 Apr 2015

The director general of Morocco’s clothing and textile industry association AMITH (Association Marocaine des Industries du Textile et de l’Habillement) has shared with just-style the country’s plans to create a fully-integrated textile and garment industry from spinning to final product within 15 years.

Deeper EU and Morocco trade ties good for apparel 8 May 2013

A planned deepening of trade relations between the European Union (EU) and Morocco should streamline customs procedures for the EU clothing and textile industry, whether importing or exporting products from this key north African trading partner.

Moroccan industry boosts skills amid returning demand 30 Mar 2011

The Moroccan textile and clothing industry has been recovering energetically from the 2009 recession, with North Africa’s recent political turmoil yet to significantly impact on its fortunes, although it has prompted concerns in the industry.

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Messe Frankfurt expands sourcing shows in Africa 27 Oct 2017

Trade show organiser Messe Frankfurt is continuing to expand its portfolio of textile trade fairs on the African continent with its collaboration this week on two events in Morocco.

US to review some Morocco FTA rules of origin 13 Sep 2016

The United States is looking at possible modifications to the rules of origin under the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement – and is seeking input on the proposals.

Morocco draft equality law "fails" women at work 24 Mar 2016

Union affiliates from a number of industries in Morocco, including textiles, are seeking ways to influence a draft law aimed at setting up a new gender equality and anti-discrimination agency.

China textile and garment firms eyeing Morocco? 20 Apr 2015

The Moroccan government is negotiating a strategic industrial partnership with China that could see Chinese investment flow into the Moroccan clothing and textile manufacturing industry.

MOROCCO: Clothing industry needs "clear and practical plan" 4 Mar 2014

The Moroccan clothing and textile industry has called on the government to work with the sector to boost exports after the release of figures showing production fell in 2013 compared to 2012.

MOROCCO: Clothing exports down 5.7% in 2013 21 Feb 2014

Morocco's textile and clothing exports declined 5.7% year-on-year in 2013 to almost MAD28.5bn (US$3.5bn), according to the country's office for economic affairs.

MOROCCO: Textile sector wages edged up in December 3 Jan 2014

The hourly minimum wage in the Moroccan textile and apparel sector edged up in December as part of the final instalment of a rise set out 18 months earlier.

MOROCCO: SGS opens product testing lab in Casablanca 5 Jul 2013

Inspection, testing and certification company SGS has opened a consumer product testing laboratory in Casablanca, the largest garment manufacturing city in Morocco.

EU: Starts talks towards closer trade ties with Morocco 23 Apr 2013

The EU and Morocco are aiming for closer trade ties with the start of talks on an EU-Morocco Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA).

MOROCCO: European slowdown weighs on September exports 11 Dec 2012

Moroccan textile and clothing exports continue to be hurt by a serious contraction in demand in Europe - and in particular the worsening economic conditions in Spain, where many of their customers are based.