END OF TRANSITION PERIOD FOR MOROCCO VoC PROGRAMME
Jun. 4 2020
Applicable products exported to Morocco to arrive after June 19th must be accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity (COC), to be issued by Bureau Veritas, following the end of a transition phase for the Kingdom’s Verification of Conformity (VoC) programme.
Exporters are urged to contact Bureau Veritas as soon as possible to ensure they have the necessary certificate in place to secure customs clearance and enter the Kingdom of Morocco.
Bureau Veritas was appointed last year by the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy for the Kingdom of Morocco to implement the programme, which applies to a wide scope of products across 11 key categories, covering electrical products, construction products, toys, gas appliances, shoes and clothing, chemical products, vehicle parts and more.
Now, with the end of the official transition period, applicable products will be unable to complete the customs clearance process unless they have Verification of Conformity, which involves checking the conformity of goods according to specific technical regulations, national standards or an international equivalent.
Ricardo Fleming, Government Services & International Trade Manager for Bureau Veritas UK & Ireland, said: “We have been working towards this date and we continue to work with those exporting to Morocco to ensure they have the necessary documentation in place."
“With more than 190 years’ experience providing Pre-Shipment Inspection and Verification of Conformity services, Bureau Veritas has a global team of specialists working with exporters at a local level. Now is the time to get in touch if you are planning to export to Morocco.”
Click here to find out more about our Verification of Conformity programme for products exported to Morocco, or click here to view our global contacts and get in touch to arrange your Certificate of Conformity.