What are the advantages of becoming a formal craftsperson?

  • Eligibility for various non-financial support offered by MINPMEESA and other partner structures;
  • Commercial assistance (participation in national and international fairs, online sales of craft products;
  • Accessibility to financing
  • Accessibility to technical training
  • Eligibility for public procurement contracts according to Order No 402/A/MINPMEESA/CAB of 21 October 2019 setting the nature and thresholds of contracts reserved for craftspeople , small and medium sized enterprises, community organizations and civil society organizations, as well as private contracts;
  • Eligibility to acquire exhibition spaces in handicraft villages;
  • Integration into the volume chains of medium sized and large enterprises to facilitate the sales of its products.

How to become a formal craftsperson

  • Register free of charge with the craftspeople Council office of your council area;
  • Pay the withholding tax to the municipal revenue office of your municipality, for those with a turnover of less than ten million per year (10 000 000);
  • Book keeping of your activities;
  • Affiliate to voluntary insurance with the closest branch of the National Social Insurance Fund.

What is the craftsperson entitled to?

  • certificate of registration with the CCO;
  • A craftsperson’s card obtained from the Divisional Delegate of MINPMEESA of his jurisdiction;
  • A receipt of payment of the withholding tax from the municipal revenue office of his jurisdiction;
  • An old age pension for the craftsperson who subscribes to voluntary insurance with the Social Welfare Centre in his locality and who is up to date on his contributions.