Morocco Enacts its Membership in Afreximbank

Morocco has enacted its membership in the Cairo-based African Export–Import Bank or Afreximbank by publishing in the latest official gazette the Convention establishing Afreximbank.

Morocco promulgated in 2011 a law approving the principle of the country’s accession to the Convention establishing Afreximbank and deposited in September 2013 the ratification instruments of the Convention.

Afreximbank, founded in 1993 at the initiative of the African Development Bank, primarily promotes and diversifies African trade and trade between the continent and other regions of the world.

Owned by African States and multinational organizations, Afreximbank counts over 40 African member countries.

Shareholding is divided into four categories.

The first tier, called “Class A”, embodies African governments, African central banks, and African regional Institutions. “Class B” encompasses African private investors and African financial institutions. The third tier, “Class C”, gathers Non-African financial institutions, export credit agencies, and private investors while “Class D” comprises other institutions and individuals.

The institution has since inception validated over $41 billion in loans for African companies, of which $6.2 billion were released in 2015.

About Khalid Al Mouahidi 4421 Articles
Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network