Which products must be certified at origin and which at destination for export to Morocco?

Effective May 1, 2021, Morocco requires a Certificate of Conformity which must be presented at the customs offices of access to the country, in the case of importing products. As long as they are specific products included in a catalog that we will talk about later. What we can attest to is the necessity of a verification for exports to Morocco. The reason for the existence of this type of certifications is the awareness increasingly latent in all countries because of the control product quality to be consumed or used in your market. These certificates are conformity accreditations in terms of norms, sanitary, quality or safety standards. In order to export products to Morocco, it is necessary to take into account that there are products to be certified at origin (pre-shipment certifications) and others, which are subject to certifications at destination. The products subject to pre-shipment certification are:
  • Appliances and other electrical products.
  • Building materials (pipes, sheets, sanitary ware, insulation, wood panels, cement, windows, glass, etc.).
  • Gas or oil-fired appliances.
  • Products related to babies and children: toys, playpens, baskets, carriers and diapers.
  • Textiles and the universe surrounding the shoe store.
  • Chemical products (detergents, paint, bitumen, matches, lighters...).
  • Plastic products.
  • Products in contact with food (kitchenware, crockery, cutlery, etc.).
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Motorcycle helmets.
  • Automotive spare parts (this would include almost all the spare parts required for a car, except for some specific parts that are certified at destination).
The products subject to destination certification are:
  • Tires for vehicles (both cars and trailers).
  • Automotive batteries.
  • Brake linings (brake pads).
  • Safety glazing for cars.
  • Any filtering element (vacuum cleaner filters, swimming pool filters...etc.)
  • Mechanical control cables.
  • Ceramic tiles.
  • Cement.
  • Sealing foils.
  • Bathroom sanitary products (sanitary fittings, shower hoses, glazed ceramic sanitary ware ... etc.).
  • Plastic tubes.
  • Wood panels.
  • Gas heaters.
  • The wire rod.
  • Concrete.
  • Battery chargers.
  • Rugs, blankets and carpets.
  • Home furnishings.
The purpose of this certification is to protecting consumers guaranteeing them that imported products comply with quality, safety and sanitary standards The quality requirements are in line with the country of Morocco, but also protect local manufacturers, importers and distributors from unfair competition from other importers who do not meet these quality requirements. All those who decide to export or import regulated productsmust obtain the specific certificate according to its category through a authorized company in the country of shipment or destination. The CMIM Seal is the safety standard for Morocco for the marketing of toys and electrical products. Created by Morocco in the same way as the European CE marking and whose objective is to ensure safety in the use of industrial products in compliance with Law 24-09, specific to the safety of products and services. It is necessary to have a verification for exports to Morocco and the CMIM is authorized to do so.
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