TUV Rheinland appointed as an authorized inspection body to issue Certificates of Conformity (CoC) in Morocco

SINGAPORE, Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On December 16th 2019, The Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy appointed TUV Rheinland as an authorized inspection body for the newly implemented Verification of Conformity Program starting on the 01th February 2020 which is applicable to products imported into Morocco. The new Moroccan Program is in fulfillment of the Law 24-09 related to products and services security, complemented by Decree no. 02-212 and Decree no. 3873-13.

From Left to Right: Mr. Fares Naouri (Global Manager Government Inspections & International Trade - TUV Rheinland); Mr. Mohamed Alikkane (Managing Director - TUV Rheinland Morocco), H.E. Moulay Hafid Elalamy (The Minister of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy), Mr. Andreas Hofer (Regional Executive Vice President India, Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific - TUV Rheinland) & Mr. Tarek Khelifi (Managing Director - TUV Rheinland Tunisia).

This appointment makes TUV Rheinland as one of the first appointed inspection bodies for the program.

The program mandates the issuance of a Certificate of Conformity for all regulated products consignments entering into the Kingdom of Morocco by traders through authorized inspection bodies in order to achieve a smooth customs clearance.

This is part of the Moroccan government’s ongoing efforts to assure products conformity and quality through compliance to the national technical standards and regulations in order to protect consumers against unsafe and non-compliant products to standards.

The signing ceremony was held at the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy office in the presence of H.E. Moulay Hafid Elalamy – The Ministry Industry, Trade, Green and Digital in Morocco, Mr. Andreas Hofer Regional Executive Vice President India, Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific at TUV Rheinland, Mr. Fares Naouri – Global Manager Government Inspections and International Trade at TUV Rheinland along with other management members from both sides.

“Morocco is considered as one of the most strategic and attractive markets in the EMEA Region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) today. This is especially for manufacturers and traders from Europe trading into the Moroccan market. TUV Rheinland as a global leader for Conformity Assessment, helps to safeguard quality and safety of products to the benefit of the Moroccan consumer in a timely manner with our wide network of experts and laboratories located worldwide,” said Andreas Hofer – Regional Executive Vice President India, Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific, TUV Rheinland.

On the left H.E. Moulay Hafid Elalamy (The Minister of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy) and the right Mr. Andreas Höfer (Regional Executive Vice President India, Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific at TÜV Rheinland) during signing the contract.

The products regulated within the framework of Verification of Conformity program are available on the website of The Minister of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy on the following link: List of regulated products in Morocco.

The products subject to control (local inspection) at the border of the Kingdom of Morocco are:

  • Automotive Spare Parts: Tires, Batteries, Brake Lining, Glazing, Filter Elements, Mechanical Control Cable
  • Building Products: Ceramic Tiles, Cement, Sealing Foils, Sanitary Products, Fittings, Plastic Pipes and Fittings
  • Wooden panels
  • Gas Appliances: Gas Furnaces, Gas Water Heaters
  • Wire rod and concrete reinforcing iron
  • Articles of clothing other than work wear
  • Electrical products: Mobile phone chargers, circuit breakers
  • Rugs, Carpets, Carpet and Upholstery Fabrics
  • Baby diapers

Verification of conformity of the remaining industrial products will be carried out at the level of the exporting countries, for more details visit our website link .

Fees structure under the Moroccan Verification of Conformity Scheme

Inspection of Goods in
Inspection of Goods in the Exporting
Fees to be carried byImporterExporter
ProcedureControl at the Moroccan
territory (local inspection) or
Review of CoC (Certificate of
Conformity) issued abroad
Verification of Conformity for goods in the
exporting country
Fees*350 Moroccan DirhamsPercentage of the shipment’s FOB value:

– Route A: 0.45%  (Minimum USD 315  – Maximum USD 2,500)

Route B: 0.40% (Minimum USD 300 USD – Maximum USD 2,500 USD)

– Route C: 0.25% (Minimum USD 280 USD  – Maximum USD 2,400 USD)

Routes under the Moroccan scheme:

  • Route A: Any good or product by any trader
  • Route B (Registration): Goods which are already registered by TUV Rheinland.
  • Route C (Licensing): Goods which are already licensed by TUV Rheinland.

*Fees are excluding VAT.

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