Moroccan Textile Fabric Exhibition 2019

2019 Moroccan Textile, Apparel and Accessories Machinery Expo (MAROC TEXTILE 2019)

Exhibition time: March 28-31, 2019

Venue: Casablanca, Morocco - Casablanca International Exhibition Center

Supported by: Turkish Foreign Trade Agency & Biliantian Exhibition Service (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. - General Agent in China

Holding period: one year

Exhibition scope

Woven fabric: spinning, yarn, cotton, silk, wool, elastic, Tencel, polyester, polyester, acetate, polyester, denim, etc.

Knitted fabric: knitted fabrics such as microfiber and velvet

Other fabrics: artificial suede, artificial leather, grey fabric, embroidery, Raschel, Moffren, etc.

All kinds of accessories: buttons, zippers, labels, ribbons, snaps, shoulder pads and other accessories

Clothing: all kinds of men's, women's, children's wear, youth fashion, wedding evening dresses, jeans, underwear, swimwear, leather goods and accessories, etc.

Home Textiles: Home textile fabrics, accessories, sofa fabrics, curtain fabrics, tablecloths, bed textiles, carpets, and other home textiles

Machinery: Machinery exhibition area: sewing machine, embroidery machine, cutting machine, printing machine, overlock sewing machine, spinning equipment, quilting machine, ironing machine, covering machine,

Weaving machines, screen printing machines, knitting machinery and other mechanical equipment and accessories.

Exhibition and market introduction

The Moroccan International Fashion Textiles and Apparel Expo and the Moroccan International Home Textiles and Accessories Expo were held in the same period in Casablanca, Morocco's largest city. Casablanca is Morocco's most important port city, only 88 km from the capital, Rabat. More than 80% of international trade is in the port of Casablanca. Morocco has more than 30 port cities, 11 of which are multi-purpose ports and the port of Tangier under construction. It will also become the most important modern port in Africa. Morocco is located in the throat of the Mediterranean Sea, across the sea from Spain, and the Strait of Gibraltar has been an important trading hub since ancient times. With favorable terrain, Morocco has international trade with more than 90 countries. The main markets face Europe, trading directly with the European continent and ports through the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean.

The Moroccan International Fashion Textile Apparel & Accessories Fair and the Moroccan International Home Textiles & Faces Expo are hosted by Pyramid Exhibition Group, which has 23 years of professional exhibition experience. The two exhibitions attracted exhibitors and professional buyers from 35 countries in 2018, where they can directly face the eight major markets: Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, France, Spain, Italy, Libya, Portugal, and the Mediterranean market. African continent market, etc.

Relationship with China

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Morocco on November 1, 1958, the relations between the two countries have continued and developed steadily. Bilateral exchanges at all levels are relatively close, and there is broad consensus in international affairs to maintain good cooperation. In 2005, the friendly and cooperative relations between China and Morocco continued to maintain a good momentum of development, and cooperation in various fields continued to expand and deepen. High-level exchanges of visits between the two countries have been frequent, and political mutual trust has been further enhanced.

At the invitation of His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco paid a state visit to the People's Republic of China from May 11 to 12, 2016.

In an atmosphere of friendship, trust and mutual understanding, the two sides held in-depth talks on bilateral relations and international issues of common concern, and reviewed the development of bilateral relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1958. During the talks, the two heads of state expressed satisfaction with the development of bilateral relations and are willing to further deepen the precious wealth of the friendship that has been passed down from generation to generation. At the same time, it is emphasized that although the two countries are far apart and each has their own characteristics, the two sides insist on building a bridge of cooperation and mutual understanding. This diversity is a positive factor that helps both sides understand each other's rich civilization and humanistic traditions.

Market Advantage

    The biggest advantage of the Moroccan textile industry is that most textile surface accessories and even finished products are duty-free. The Moroccan government hopes to accelerate the import of raw materials through a tariff-free policy to increase the speed and output of domestic finished products and increase exports. This policy has also attracted a large number of African and European manufacturers, traders to come to Morocco for international exhibitions to purchase and trade.

    The textile and garment industry is Morocco's second-largest pillar industry, with an annual output value of 9% of Morocco's gross national product and 25% of industrial production. In addition, the textile and clothing industry has provided 220,000 jobs for Morocco, accounting for 42% of the country's urban employment. Morocco is an important country in the Mediterranean economic circle. It has a preferential trade agreement with the EU, and its textile and apparel products are exported to the EU for a zero-tariff policy. In 2005, Morocco and the United States signed a free trade agreement, and textile and apparel products were also one of the tax-free products stipulated in the agreement.

China's textile trade with Morocco continued to grow. In 2006, China's textiles (fabrics, yarns, home textiles) exported 223 million US dollars to Morocco. In 2008, China's exports of Moroccan textiles (yarns and fabrics) reached 770 million US dollars. The development of the Moroccan market has great potential for Chinese companies. The Moroccan garment industry is developed, but the textile industry is weak, and Chinese textile companies have a lot to offer in Morocco. In recent years, China's exports of yarn and cotton fabrics to Morocco and other North African countries have maintained steady growth. Secondly, the consumption power of the Moroccan local market is not large, but the development of the EU market with Morocco as a springboard can not only avoid the EU quota restrictions, but also enjoy the convenience of reducing costs caused by the mutual exemption of tariffs between the EU and Morocco.