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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).
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

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Industrial and Manufacturing Profile

Type of Production
For the resources for businesses on managing the manufacturing and the supply chain risk due to the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, please consult the report COVID-19: Managing supply chain risk and disruption (Deloitte Canada, 2020), as well as the insights on COVID-19: How to fortify your supply chain (Kearney, 2020).
The World Economic Forum's COVID Action Platform provides useful information on the latest strategic trends regarding COVID-19 implications for businesses, including manufacturing and supply systems. The report Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact (World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute) offers insights on handling coronavirus by businesses and strategies for effective response and resilience.

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

Professional Associations by Sector
36 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 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

Business Directories

Multi-sector Directories
Afrikta - Morocco business directory
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
eArabic Market - Morocco business directory - Morocco business directory
Eyoon - Business directory for several countries in Africa and in the Middle East - Business directory in Morocco
Kompass - Moroccan business directory
Morocco Business Database - Morocco business directory
Morocco Phone Book - Morocco's business directory
Telecontact - Morocco's Yellow Pages
Yellow Pages of Africa - Morocco business directory

To search directories by industry in Morocco, check out our service Business Directories.


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Marketplaces incorporated in the country
Marketplaces present on the continent

To go further, check out our service Online Marketplaces.

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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 Rail

Transport Professionals
National Office of Railways
Government Transport Organisations
Ministry of Equipment and Transports

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