Morocco

This guide provides you with valuable economic insights about Morocco and its import process.

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Morocco
Continent

Continent

Africa

Capital

Capital

Rabat

Lead Time

Lead Time

10 Days +

Currency

Currency

Moroccan Dirham MAD

Coverage

Coverage

Yes

Tax Rate

Tax Rate

Up to 30%

Carrier

Carrier Options

Courier or Freight Forwarder

Document

Documents Required

CIPL, Datasheets, COO

Morocco

Importing dual-use goods into Morocco requires compliance with certain regulations and procedures. Here is an overview of the process:

Morocco is a developing country located in North Africa; it has a diversified economy with a mix of agriculture, industry, and services. Key sectors include agriculture, mining, manufacturing, textiles, tourism and telecommunications.

The country is experiencing strong economic growth; however, growth rates have been impacted by factors such as fluctuations in agricultural output and global economic conditions. The agricultural sector plays a significant role in Morocco's economy, employing a substantial portion of the population. Key agricultural products include cereals, fruits, vegetables, olives, and wine.

Morocco’s industrial development is a priority for the country, particularly in areas such as automotive manufacturing, aeronautics, textiles, and phosphates. The government has implemented various policies to attract foreign investment and promote industrialisation.

Importing into Morocco

  • Identify the Goods: Determine if the goods you wish to import fall under the category of dual-use items. Dual-use goods refer to items that have both civilian and military applications.
  • Check the Fair Market Value of the goods so there are no issues in Customs, and the correct amount of duties and taxes will be paid
  • Obtain an Import Licence prior to the shipment: apply for an import license called an ANRT (The National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency) from the agency if your goods fall under Telecommunications. The Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Green and Digital Economy oversees the importation of dual-use goods. Provide all necessary documentation, including product specifications, intended use, end-user details, and any relevant certifications.
  • Compliance with international regulations: Ensure that the goods comply with international export control regimes and agreements, such as the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, and the Missile Technology Control Regime. These agreements regulate the trade of sensitive goods and technologies.
  • End-user verification: Provide detailed information about the end-user or recipient of the dual-use goods. Moroccan authorities may conduct checks to verify the legitimacy of the recipient and the intended purpose of the goods.
  • Ensure your shipping documents are 100% correct: Any inaccuracies to what the shipment contain can cause big delays in customs.
  • Customs clearance: Once the import licence is obtained, work with a licensed customs agent or broker to handle the customs clearance process. Provide all required documentation, such as commercial invoices, packing lists, certificates of origin, and import licences, to the customs authorities.
  • Pay import duties and taxes: Calculate and pay the applicable import duties and taxes based on the customs valuation of the goods. The rates vary depending on the nature of the goods and their classification under the Moroccan customs tariff.
  • Customs inspection: The customs authorities may conduct inspections to ensure compliance with import regulations. They may examine the goods, verify the documentation, and assess their value.

It's important to note that the import procedures for dual-use goods can be complex and subject to change without warning. It is advisable to consult and use with a customs expert such as Mouse and Bear Solutions, or seek guidance from the Moroccan authorities, such as the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Green and Digital Economy, for the most up-to-date and accurate information.

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