New measures have been taken by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy regarding the importation of industrial products from January 1, 2021.

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy informs importers of industrial products concerned by the control in the countries of dispatch that they will no longer be authorized, as of January 1, 2021 , to carry out this control at the Moroccan border posts.

The possibility granted to importers to submit for control products not provided with certificates of conformity abroad at Moroccan border posts therefore ends on December 31, 2020.

This flexibility had been granted to importers since June 19, 2020, following the expiration of the transition period to the new import control system, due to constraints related to the context of Covid 19.

Thus and in accordance with the new import control system, economic operators will have to carry out the conformity assessment of industrial products subject to normative import control by carrying out checks at the border posts of the Kingdom for the following products:

  • Tires, batteries, brake linings, glazing, filter elements, mechanical control cable for automobile spare parts;
  • Ceramic tiles, cement, waterproofing sheets, sanitary products, plumbing fixtures, plastic pipes and reinforcing bars for construction products;
  • Wooden panels, wire rod;
  • Gas heaters and gas water heaters;
  • Articles of clothing other than work clothes;
  • Cell phone chargers and circuit breakers;
  • Blankets, rugs, carpets and upholstery;
  • Diapers for babies.

For the rest of the industrial products concerned, the control will be carried out in the countries of dispatch. Cargoes shipped without a certificate of conformity to Morocco before January 1, 2021 may be subject to inspection on arrival at Moroccan border posts.

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