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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: 


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's Legal Framework for Organic Products (2019)
USDA’s GAIN Report Morocco Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Annual Report (2019)
USDA’s GAIN Report Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Export Certificate Report (2020)
USDA’s GAIN Report Morocco Exporter Guide (2019)
USDA’s GAIN Report Food Processing Ingredients (2020)
USDA’s GAIN Report Morocco Retail Foods (2019)
USDA’s GAIN Report Morocco Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional (2019)
USDA’s GAIN Report Food Labeling - Arabic Exemptions (2018) 
USDA’s GAIN Report Morocco Halal Label - Certification for the Right of Use (2019)


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