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In this page: Customs Procedures | Industrial and Manufacturing Profile | Identifying a Supplier | Controlling the Quality of the Products | Organizing Goods Transport To and From Morocco

 

Customs Procedures

Export Clearance
In order to obtain an export title, the following documents must be presented to the customs office:

- export declaration (DUM);
- committment exchange;
- invoice;
- certificate of origin;
- packing list;
- certificates of inspection.

For further information, consult the dedicated section on the portal of the Moroccan Customs.

Necessary Declaration
The export certificate must be accompanied by the final invoice, the commercial contract and other commercial documents (certificate of origin, details, etc.), shipping (transport contract) and insurance documents (where applicable).
Restrictions
Certain goods cannot be exported, including: weapons and ammunition, objects of art and antiquity, furniture which are of historical, archaeological or anthropological interest to Morocco or which are of interest to the humanities in general, illicit drugs, etc.
For the full list of the products for which an export license is required, click here.
Export Taxes
None

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Industrial and Manufacturing Profile

The industrial sector constitutes 26% of Morocco's GDP in 2019 (World Bank).

Sector-specific professional associations

35 professional associations listed for Morocco.

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Type of Manufacturers

Original Equipment Manufacturers
Low compared to subcontracting due to weakness of the domestic market.
Original Design Manufacturers
Low compared to subcontracting due to weakness of the domestic market.
Subcontractors
Subcontractors are numerous in Morocco: 1850 companies already in 2002.
Historically, they are more concentrated in the textile-clothing sector. But today, Moroccan companies are moving into production of electronics components or spare parts for cars and aeronautics.
Useful Resources
Ministry of Commerce and Industry

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Identifying a Supplier

Moroccan multisector Business directories

2FindLocal Morocco - Moroccan business directory

Afrikta - Morocco business directory

Arabo Morocco - Business directory for Morocco

Biz Pages Morocco - Business directory for Morocco

BizExposed Morocco - Business directory for Morocco

Bloombiz Morocco - Business directory for Morocco

City By App Morocco - Business directory for Morocco

Cybo Morocco - Business directory for Morocco

eArabic Market - Morocco business directory

eArabic Market Morocco - Business directory for Morocco

 

To see 16 more, check out our Business Directories database.

Moroccan Marketplaces

Sample of marketplaces incorporated in Morocco (A to Z)

 

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Upcoming Trade shows in Morocco

April 22nd, 2024
Precision, measures, optics, watches - Maintenance - Pharmacies, analysis laboratories - Engineering
April 24th, 2024
Textiles, ready-to-wear - Textiles, ready-to-wear: unspecified - Textile, fur, accessories - Fashion, ready to wear - Shoe - Hosiery, lingerie, underwear - Industry service
April 26th, 2024
Marketing - Incentive - Industry service - Commercial property, patents, trademarks - Networks - Services - Telecommunications - e-commerce
May 1st, 2024
Hygiene, perfumes, cosmetics - Health, medicine - Medical professions - Hospital - Pharmacies, analysis laboratories - Medical Equipment
May 1st, 2024
Textiles, ready-to-wear - Textiles, ready-to-wear: unspecified - Textile, fur, accessories - Fashion, ready to wear - Shoe - Hosiery, lingerie, underwear - Industry service
May 8th, 2024
Furnishings, household equipment and arts - Furnishings, household equipment and arts: unspecified - Furnishings - Household equipment - Food industry - Food industry: unspecified - Alcoholic drinks - Non-alcoholic drinks - Bakery, pastry, confectionery - Cereals, spices, tobacco - Fruits and vegetables - Dry groceries, packaged goods - Dairy products - Fish and seafood - Meat and poultry - Hydrotherapy, thalassotherapy - Home services - Products and services for weddings - Tourism, travel, hotels, restaurants: non-specialist - Hotels, accommodation - Restaurants, home deliveries - Cafes, bars, nightclubs - Camping, resorts
May 11th, 2024
Hygiene, perfumes, cosmetics - Packaging, packing, conditioning - Health, medicine - Medical professions - Paramedic - Pharmacies, analysis laboratories - Hydrotherapy, thalassotherapy - Aesthetics, hairdressing - Home services
May 11th, 2024
Handicraft - Masonry, carpentry, pipework - Real estate - Furnishings, household equipment and arts - Furnishings, household equipment and arts: unspecified - Furnishings - Household equipment - Household linen
May 14th, 2024
Automobiles, lorries - Automobile manufacturing, lorries - Transportation, logistics, handling - Air transport, airports - Maritime transport, river transport, cruises - Road transport - Rail transport - Logistics, handling - Freight
May 21st, 2024
Construction, public works - Masonry, carpentry, pipework - Waterproofing, roofing, plumbing, carpentry - Painting, door and window frames, wall and floor coverings - Electrical installations - Heating, air conditioning, ventilation - Sanitary equipment, kitchen, swimming pool - Industry service - Health, medicine - Medical professions - Cleaning, surveillance, protection

To see 115 more, check out our Trade shows database

Finding Assistance

Recommended Resource

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Controlling the Quality of the Products

Quality Control Organizations
Moroccan Industrial Standardisation Department

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Organizing Goods Transport To and From Morocco

Main Useful Means of Transport
Over the last two decades Morocco spent an average of about MAD 40 billion on transport and logistics, upgrading consistently its network.
Roadways dominate inland transport in Morocco, providing 90% of the mobility of the people and 85% of flows of goods except phosphate. As of January 2020 Morocco’s road network consists of more than 57,330 km of road, of which around 43,500 is paved.
Morocco’s railway network includes 1300 km of track, with 120 stations serving passengers as well as freight.
Bestowed with a 3,500 km long coastline distributed on the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea, 95% of Morocco’s external trade is carried on through maritime transport. According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Transport, during the first eleven months of 2018, 122.8 million tonnes of goods transited through Moroccan ports. The Moroccan freight transport fleet is made up of 8 vessels active belonging to 7 shipping companies.
 
 

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By Sea

Ports
Website of Moroccan ports
Transport Professionals
OCP Group
Comarit
CMA-CGM

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By Road

Transport Professionals
Schenker
Dascher
TIMAR - Transport international Maroc

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By Rail

Transport Professionals
National Office of Railways

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