Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
Last Published: 10/25/2017
Under the U.S.-Morocco FTA, most tariffs on qualifying consumer and industrial goods were immediately eliminated.  For a very limited number of products, tariffs will be phased out over a period of up to 18 years, through 2024.

To obtain information about tariffs on individual U.S.-origin products exported to Morocco you may use the FTA tariff tool.

The FTA also establishes market access to services, intellectual property protection, a predictable legal framework for U.S. investors, open and fair government procurement, and strong protections for labor and environment.

If an imported good is an unfinished product requiring further processing or assembly in Morocco, duties on it may be reduced further.  Import duties on the limited number of products facing tariff phase-outs over the period of 18 years vary from 2.5 to 35 percent. Imported goods are also subject to a Value Added Tax (VAT), which varies from 0 to 20 percent.  In contrast, VAT is not always paid on locally produced goods (e.g., corn) or on some vehicles used for international transportation (e.g., moving vans). 

According to the Finance Act, a para-fiscal tax (taxe parafiscale) of 25 percent on imports was introduced to finance activities, such as technical inspections for export goods, economic and export promotion, industrial development, and small-scale production.  The following are exempt from the "taxe parafiscale"; all merchandise imports qualifying for:
  1. Special customs procedures or concessions granted in the context of officially approved investment programs,
  2. Exemption or total relief from import duties and taxes by virtue of legislative provisions or special regulations, and
  3. Preferential status under trade agreements between Morocco and other countries.

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