As part of its strategy to promote exports and trade, Morocco has implemented an arsenal of reforms and measures aimed at simplifying export procedures, not to mention the strategic support provided to exporters by the Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency (AMDIE).
Export procedures from Morocco
- Registration in the Commercial Register. If the exported product is handicraft, registration in the exporters list of handicraft products is required for any export operation out of Morocco.
- The commercial contract.
1. Preparation of Export File
For goods that are free for export, the exporter shall undertake an Exchange Commitment;
In accordance with the provisions of the Order of the Minister of Foreign Trade, Investments and Handicraft n°1308-94 dated April 19, 1994 as amended and completed, the products listed in Annex II are subject to an export permit, which is valid for 3 months.
It shall include:
- The total amount and the unit price expressed in ex-works value, FOB, FAS or FCA
- The quantity expressed in appropriate measurement units;
- The trade description of goods;
- The terms of payment.
Customs Declaration :
- Exporting goods is subject to submitting a customs declaration to the customs office using the Single Goods Declaration form (DUM), in addition to the export document.
Certificates of Origin
3. Exchange Regulations
Repatriation of export earnings
4. Customs clearance
Upon completion of (sanitary, phytosanitary ...) inspection formalities and transport formalities, depending on the chosen transport mode (air, maritime or road), acquisition of the certificate of origin, and subscription of an export document, exporters or their representatives shall submit an export file including the following documents for simple exports:
Single Goods Declaration (DUM);
Certificate of origin;
Inspection certificate, depending on the nature of products.
Processing customs clearance and goods shipment requires:
Registering and submitting the DUM online;
Submitting a hard copy of the DUM and the export file;
Verification of the declaration;
Scheduling an inspection of the goods if necessary;
Issuing a loading order for the shipment of goods;
Invoicing the handling;
Issuing the invoice based on the loading order;
5. Customs imputation
Customs imputation is the process by which customs departments establish that the exported goods have been processed by customs. It consists of affixing the following information to the export document:
The identification of the customs office;
The signature of the officer in charge of the customs office of exit;
The number and date of the single goods declaration;
The imputation date, the quantity and value of the exported goods.
As soon as it is imputed, a copy of the export document shall be sent to the Exchange Office by the customs office concerned.