In February 2019, a new legislation came into force in Morocco affecting Spanish exporters of electronic products. This legislation implies a declaration of conformity with current standards similar to the CE marking we have in Europe.
But do we really know what obligations this legislation places on manufacturers?
First of all, it is important to stress that this legislature is committed to manufacturer self-declaration, which means that a technical dossier, a declaration of conformity and then the cmim marking of the product must be drawn up.
The declaration of conformity states that the manufactured product complies with current safety regulations, in addition to making reference to Moroccan national standards that give presumption of conformity with Moroccan legislation.
How is conformity assessment carried out?
It is a similar process to the one that exists in Europe. It can be carried out on the basis of internal controls by the manufacturer (a procedure which does not require the intervention of external conformity assessment bodies) or through assessment by a Conformity Assessment Body (and as a consequence, the identification number of the body must be included in the declaration of conformity together with the marking).
When labelling the products, the traceability of the products must be guaranteed with a serial number or marking that allows their identification, as well as the name of the producer, his company name or trademark and his contact address.
It is important that all end-user/consumer information is written in Arabic.
Are you a manufacturer and exporter of toys or electronic products in Morocco? Are you a member of the board of any organisation or NGO linked to the export of this type of products in the neighbouring country? At Q-CMIM, we are familiar with the whole process of safety compliance for industrial products and toys in Morocco. Do not hesitate to ask us for information or advice without obligation.