MOROCCO: Certificate of Conformity Requirements Extended to Textile Imports
27 April 2022
Morocco has revised the list of products requiring a certificate of conformity (CoC) for import. In March 2022, the country’s Ministry of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy (MICEVN) added textile for clothing production to the goods subject to control at origin or before shipment, in line with Morocco’s Verification of Conformity Programme (VoC). The new rule took effect immediately.
Exporters or importers of affected textiles must now obtain a CoC, which must be presented upon the goods’ arrival for customs clearance in Morocco. Fabrics covered by the new regulation include silk and linen, fabrics with a cotton content of 85% or more, woven fabrics, knitted and knotted fabrics, lace and terry cloth. Importers have until 7 May 2022 to bring such goods into the country without a CoC. In such cases, the goods will be subject to further controls at the arrival destination, such as sampling and testing. After that date, a CoC will become mandatory. Fabrics for purposes other than clothing production remain regulated at destination or upon the arrival of shipment.
- Garments, Textiles & Accessories