This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.


Difficulty obtaining land approvals impacting UK exporters/investors to Morocco

in Morocco

Trade barrier summary

This affects any UK company needing a land permit in Morocco. There is no common framework in Morocco relating to land use, making it difficult for private businesses to acquire land permits. There are also different, complex statuses depending on the type of land, such as agricultural or forest.

The government has special zones for different sectors, including agriculture and industry, however it is difficult to get land approval for other sectors, for example education, real estate and tourism.

Sectors affected

  • Consumer and retail
  • Education and training
  • Energy



Date reported

26 July 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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