How to export from Morocco?

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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

Before exporting

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  • 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.


ProForma Invoice

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.

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2. Certifications

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Certificates of Origin

  • In order to benefit from the advantages provided for by bilateral or multilateral agreements and conventions, exports carried out within this framework shall comply with the origin criteria. Certificates of Origin attesting to the compliance with the said criteria shall be drawn up on forms approved by Customs Administration. As a general rule, a product is deemed of Morocco origin when it is entirely produced or manufactured in Morocco or if it has received sufficient processing or working therein. Origin criteria are defined in details by bilateral or multilateral agreements and conventions.
  • Inspection certificates

  • The technical inspection of exports is instituted by virtue of Dahir (Royal decree) of 1st September 1944. For fresh or processed animal and vegetable products, this inspection has been entrusted to the Independent Institution for Exports Control and Coordination (EACCE, Etablissement Autonome de Contrôle et de Coordination des Exportations), by virtue of Dahir n° 1-88-240 of 28 May 1993 promulgating law n° 31-86 instituting the EACCE (Official gazette n° 4210 of 7 July 1993). Upon completion of this technical inspection, an inspection certificate containing all information defining the product, the stakeholders, and the export circuit is issued.

  • Handicraft products are also subject to inspection by the Ministry in charge of Handicraft. Products subject to this technical inspection can only be exported if their packaging bears proof of inspection and origin. Prior to each shipment, the exporter is required to submit the export document for technical approval by quality assurance of Handicrafts Department, otherwise the product is not considered as a handicraft product.
  • 3. Exchange Regulations

    Tolerances

  • Export operations shall be subject to the subscription of export documents. However, they are exempted from the subscription of the exchange commitment.

  • Repatriation of export earnings

  • The exporter is required to collect and repatriate the full proceeds of the export operation to Morocco within a maximum period of 150 days from the shipment date (Circular of the Foreign Exchange Office n° 1606 dated 21 September 1993).
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    4. Customs clearance

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    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);

    • Sales invoice;

    • Packing slip;

    • Export document;

    • Transport document;

    • 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.

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