Morocco

06 Eylül 2018

Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the Kingdom of Morocco was signed on 7 April 2004 in Ankara and entered into force on 1 January 2006.

With Turkey-Morocco FTA, tariffs and non-tariff barriers were eliminated in trade between the Parties. Also, Agreement regulates numerous subjects such as sanitary and phytosanitary measures, state monopolies, intellectual property rights, internal taxation, public procurement, balance of payments, anti-damping, safeguard measures and rules of origin.  

Concerning industrial products, customs duties on imports into Turkey of goods originating in Morocco were abolished upon the entry into force of the Agreement. On the other hand, customs duties on imports into Morocco of goods originating in Turkey, other than those listed in Protocol I were abolished upon the entry into force of the Agreement. Customs duties on imports into Morocco of goods originating in Turkey, which are listed in List I and List II of Protocol I  were eliminated gradually until 1 January 2015 in accordance with the timetable laid down thereof. Regarding the products listed in List III are excluded from liberalization under the Agreement.

Concerning agricultural products, Turkey granted duty reduction and/or elimination in the form of tariff quotas for certain products listed in Annex II of Protocol II. In return, the Moroccan Side granted concessions of duty reductions in the form of tariff quotas for certain products listed in Annex I of Protocol II.

The products which will benefit from the preferential tariffs should fulfill the rules of origin set out in Protocol III of the Agreement.

The trade volume between Turkey and Morocco amounted to 2.5 billion US $ in 2017 with increase of 8% compared to 2016. In 2017, imports from Morocco were 924  million US $, whereas exports to Morocco were 1.657 billion US $.