Open to Imports
 

Policy Information

Government Agency(s)/Competent Authority

Authorized Government Agency(s): 

Agency(s) Contact Information: 

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (Ministère de l’Agriculture et de la Pêche Maritime) 
Office National de la Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires (ONSSA) 
Avenue Haj Ahmed Cherkaoui- Agdal-Rabat- Morocco 
Phone: (212-5) 37 67 65 00/ 
Fax: (212-5) 37 68 20 49 
 

Organic Regulations and/or Standards

Name(s) of Regulation and/or Standard: 

The legal framework for organic products is Law # 39-12 published in the Official Bulletin #6128 (February 21, 2013). 

Date of Implementation: 

2013

Regulation and/or Standard Scope: 

The law # 39-12 regulates production, processing, marketing, and labeling of organic products. To apply for organic product labeling, producers have to file a request (cahier des charges) to a national commission. Among other measures, the new law bans genetically engineered (GE) content from being use in the entire production process.

Imported Products Requirements

Imported Products: 

Imported organic products should comply with the following: 

  • The exporting country’s organic production process and control system are equivalent to that of Morocco. 
  • The competent authority of the exporting country certifies that organic products comply with its domestic requirements, which are equivalent to that of Morocco.

Additional Information

Additional Information: 

USDA’s GAIN Report Morocco Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative (2017)
USDA’s GAIN Report Morocco Exporter Guide (2017)
USDA’s GAIN Report Morocco Retail Foods (2018)
USDA’s GAIN Report Morocco Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional (2018)
USDA’s GAIN Report Food Labeling - Arabic Exemptions (2018) 

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