Alderman for Port, Traffic and Regional Economy of the City of Rotterdam, Jeannette Baljeu, has lead a 3-day trade mission of 13 Dutch companies to Tanger, Morocco. This trade mission, which was held from 20 until 23 May 2013, aimed at promoting the trade between Morocco and the Netherlands, and to strengthen the business relations between both countries.
There are great opportunities for Dutch companies in the rapidly growing Moroccan economy, particularly in sectors as port development, infrastructure, transportation and logistics in the northern part of Morocco. Tanger is second most important industrial center in Morocco after Casablanca. As one of the most important free trade zones in the world, and one of the largest port in Africa, Tanger Med can reach more than 600 million consumers in Europe, Africa and North America.
The Dutch trade delegation has participated in an intensive 3-day programme which include:
- Meeting with the Minister of Equipment and Transport, Mr. Rabbah and his staff. As well as a presentation about the economic development and opportunities in Morocco (more…);
- Meetings with the governor of Tangier-Tetouan, the mayor of Tangier, the President and Managers Tanger Med, Director Nador Med, the President of Marchica Med, the Director of Bouregreg, the President of Tangier Free Zone , the Director of the CRI, the Director of the Chamber of Tangier, Tetouan Director of the Chamber of Commerce, and other representatives of government and industry associations such as CGEM.
- Visiting Tanger Med, APM Terminals, marina’s, the old harbor and its developments and other projects in Tanger.
- Matchmaking event for Dutch companies with more than 100 visitors were present.
The trade mission was organized by the NCH in cooperation with the municipality of Rotterdam, the Dutch Embassy in Rabat and Connect2MENA/ CGCB International BV.