The Minister meets the Presidents of the Regional Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIS)

To reposition the consular institutions in line with regional development challenges

The Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and the Digital Economy, Mr. Moulay Hafid Elalamy, held a business meeting on 22 November 2017 in Rabat with the Presidents of the Regional Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIS).

This meeting was part of consultations aimed at the deploying CCIS development plans, allowing the participants to play a full role as the operational arm for the implementation of sectoral strategies at the local level, and as a catalyst for the advanced regionalization process the country is engaged in.

On this occasion, Mr. Elalamy emphasized the commitment of the Department to support the repositioning of these institutions, each in its area, as a central actor at the service of economic development and the attractiveness of territories. This approach is based on the implementation of a balanced transformation plan including both institutional and operational reforms.

Institutional measures, aiming at the implementation of a favourable legal and regulatory framework, were carried out. The measures included, among others, the regionalization of the CCIS, the amendment of their staff regulations with the objective of improving the conditions for appointing senior positions and the adoption of new organisational charts adapted to the specificities of each CCIS.

The operational sites have specific roadmaps, shared and approved by the respective general assemblies and due to be signed shortly. These roadmaps set out the implementation scheme for structuring economic projects, which will generate resources and ensure the development of the regions (areas of economic activity, schools, exhibition sites, business centres, etc.), the development of services for local population which cover the life cycle of businesses (networking, fairs and trade shows, training, strategic watch, consulting and arbitration, administrative procedures, etc.), as well as the establishment of rules of good governance.