Import and export with Morocco

Import and export logisitcs
between Spain and Morocco

Logistics services specialising in exporting to and importing from Morocco. Take advantage of our logistics expertise in this North African country as well as our group’s network of offices in Morocco.

PREREQUISITES FOR EXPORTING TO AND IMPORTING AND FROM MOROCCO

Since 2017, Morocco has been one of the Strategic Sector Action Countries under the Spanish Economy Internationalisation Strategy 2017-2027 and is also included in the June 2020 Horizon Africa trade and financial strategy.

Documents for exporting to and importing from Morocco:

  • Commercial invoice + packing list.
  • EUR.1 or approved exporter (for EU-origin goods).
  • Certificate of conformity for some products.
  • Bill of lading.
  • Other documents depending on the type of goods, the conditions of the operation or customer requirements at destination.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT TO AND FROM MOROCCO

Discover our sea, air and land transport services from Spain to Morocco.
We have regular departures and approximately 1-3 day transit times.
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Sea freight to Morocco

Find out about our range of FCL and LCL maritime shipments from Spain to Morocco. We operate out of all Spanish ports and have several weekly departures for both full containers and groupage. As a general rule, TT (transit time) is 1-3 days, although we can also accommodate a longer TT in case of customer needs related to documentation and/or means of payment.

Air freight to Morocco

Learn more about our air freight services from Spain to Morocco. We mostly work out of Madrid airport with some operations going through Barcelona and Valencia airports and we partner with a number of airlines. TT (transit time) is usually 1-2 days, although we can also accommodate a longer TT in case of customer needs related to documentation and/or means of payment.

Land transport to Morocco

Check out our options for land transport to Morocco. This service is particularly recommended and used by many companies during several months of the year and for certain kinds of products: clothing, automotive, in the fruit and vegetable season, etc. It saves time as goods can be delivered more quickly than in a container. We also have a team on duty at weekends to keep the service running and fast-track all procedures.

ADD-ON SERVICES FOR IMPORTING FROM OR EXPORTING TO MOROCCO

  • SPECIALISED TEAM

    Trading with Morocco can be tricky when you aren’t familiar with the country, its customs and its way of doing business. Our team specialising in exports to Morocco and other North African countries has years of experience in dealing with them and will bring all its know-how to your operations, thus making your logistics processes easier.

  • ROMEU IN-COUNTRY OFFICES

    We have the support of Romeu’s offices in Morocco to help you with all your operations at destination.

  • INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

    We handle any incidents and can travel to Morocco if necessary.

INDUSTRIES USING OUR SERVICES FOR INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT TO AND FROM MOROCCO

IMPORTING FROM MOROCCO

The main products Spain imports from Morocco are:

  • Agri-food: fruit and vegetables.
  • Automotive components.
  • Textiles: fabric, garments, accessories, etc.
  • Other.

EXPORTING TO MOROCCO

The main products Spain exports to Morocco are:

  • Agri-food.
  • Automotive components.
  • Textiles: fabrics, garments, accessories, etc.
  • Building and housing materials.
  • Chemicals.
  • Capital goods: machinery.
  • Other.

TRADE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN MOROCCO AND THE EU

As part of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (Euromed), Algeria has an Association Agreement with the EU which came into force in September 2005. This grants it duty-free access to the European market for manufactured goods and preferential treatment for agricultural products, processed agricultural products and fishery products.

In September 2007 it endorsed the EU’s new pan-Euro-Med system of ‘cumulation of origin’ and signed the Regional Convention on Preferential Rules of Origin for the Pan-Euro-Med area in 2012. The system was originally based on a network of Free Trade Agreements with identical origin protocols.

These individual origin protocols are progressively being replaced by the Regional Convention on Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Preferential Rules of Origin (PEM Convention), which was established in 2011 to provide a more unified framework for origin protocols and is expected to be applicable in 2021. Morocco acceded to the Regional Convention in April 2012.

On 19 July 2019, an amendment to Protocols 1 and 4 of the EU-Morocco Association Agreement came into force, extending the tariff preferences set out in the Association Agreement to products originating in Western Sahara. OJ L 34, 6.2.2019.

COUNTRY APPLICABLE PROVISIONS
PROOF OF ORIGIN IMPORT PROOF OF ORIGIN EXPORT VALIDITY PERIOD
MoroccoAcuerdo de Asociación PAN-EURO-MED Decisión del consejo Nº 204/2000 (L 70 de 18.3.2000).
Última modificación por el Acuerdo de modificación de los Protocolos 1 y 4 (L 34 de 6.2.2019).
EUR-1
EUR-MED (when three or more countries are involved)
Invoice D. for
EUR.1 and EUR-MED
(< €6,000 any exporter, > €6,000 approved exporters)
EUR-1
EUR-MED (when three or more countries are involved)
Invoice D. for
EUR.1 and EUR-MED
(< €6,000 any exporter, > €6,000 approved exporters)
4 months

Rules of origin

Normas de origen

The applicable rules of origin can be found in Protocol 6 of the Association Agreement with the EU.

  • Tolerance: 10% of the ex-works selling price of the product for all products, except for clothing and textiles for which a specific tolerance applies.
  • Cumulation: bilateral cumulation, diagonal cumulation (products having obtained originating status in one of the countries of the pan-Euro-Mediterranean cumulation zone may be added to products originating in any other country of the zone without losing their originating status within the zone itself) and full cumulation may be applied in trade between the EU, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
  • Direct transport: documentary evidence of direct transport must be presented to the customs authorities of the importing country.

Under the applicable rules of origin and in order to benefit from preferential customs duties, products originating there must be accompanied by a EUR.1 movement certificate issued by the customs authorities.

It is also part of the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean agreement and so the EUR-MED certificate will be used when three or more countries of the agreement are involved.

SÁNCHEZ, Vanessa. (2017). “Los certificados de origen en los intercambios con la Unión Europea. Guía práctica país a país.”

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Make the most of our extensive experience in delivering logistics services to companies exporting and importing with Morocco and streamline your shipments to the country.

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