Morocco

Do you want to sell your products to Morocco? WWBridge can help you to get the CMIM mark and CoC - Certificate of Conformity.

WWBridge offers a variety of services designed to support compliance with the requirements of the technical regulations and standards of Morocco.


Certification services in Morocco

  • CMIM
  • CoC 

CMIM

CMIM

Ensure the safety of industrial products on the Moroccan market, according to the safety of products and services, as well as its operative texts, represent a legal framework that is setting the requirements to be fulfilled by these products.

The CMIM mark certifies the compliance of the products placed on the market with the regulatory requirements and standards in Morocco.

Who is responsible for applying the CMIM mark?

Starting January 1, 2020 the marking and labeling is the sole responsibility of the manufacturer, meaning importers who have been previously authorized to label the product are no longer allowed to do so. Manufacturers themselves must mark the products, which means before the entry of the product into Morocco.

Which products scope of the CMIM mark ?

  • Electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits (so-called low voltage (LVD)) ;
  • Equipment affected by electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) ;
  • Toys.AC Certification and tests.

How to certify the conformity of a product that scope of the CMIM mark as a third party body?
Moroccan standards (NM) used to ensure conformity are identical to the European standards (EN), it is sufficient to attach a cross-reference table of the NM / EN standards and to mention the Moroccan standards in the voluntary third party assessment.

Below are the requirements on the label / marking itself:

  • The mark shall be displayed in a visible, legible and indelible way on the product
  • It should not be confused with other distinctive signs.
  • The vertical dimension of the letter "C" must not be less than 6 mm.
  •  The logo must be affixed to the product. Where that is not possible or not warranted because of the nature of the product, it may be affixed to the packaging and to the accompanying documents.

CoC - Certificate of Conformity Morocco

From 1 February 2020, all products exported to Morocco under the control list must comply with Moroccan technical regulations and standards. The Moroccan authorities have created a Verification of Conformity programme (VoC) with the mission to ensure the product’s compliance with the current regulations. Failure to demonstrate compliance can mean the rejection of the shipment at the port of entry.

Manufacturers and exporters must conduct their own local verification processes and coordinate with an Inspection Body, authorized by the Moroccan government, to acquire a Certification of Conformity (CoC) before sending their products to Morocco.

To help clients understand the rules and regulations and ensure compliance, WWBridge offers a service to acquire the Certification of Conformity.

Products covered under the CoC scheme

  • Electrical appliances
  • Other electrical products
  • Construction materials: pipes, sheets, sanitary equipment, insulation, wooden panels, cement, windows, glass...
  • Gas/oil appliances
  • Products for children: toys, parks, and baskets for children, baby diapers, furniture…
  • Textiles: shoes, leather, clothing…
  • Chemical products: detergents, paint, bitumen, matches, lighters...
  • Plastic products: plastic packaging/bags...
  • Products in contact with food: kitchenware, crockery...
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): helmets for motorcycles…
  • Automotive spare parts: tires, automotive parts…

Our approach:

  • Review of technical documentation regarding the product parameters, labeling and user manual.
  • Confirmation of rules and regulations applied to the product category under the CoC scope.
  • On-site inspection of products at the client’s factory or warehouse.
  • Draft of the inspection report and the Certification of Conformity for client review.
  • Final document sent by email for importers to upload on the Moroccan PortNet system.

WWBridge offers supporting compliance with the requirements of the technical regulations and standards of Morocco. Contact us right now to find out how to obtain needed types of the certification documents for import to Morocco: [email protected]



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F.A.Q.

Is the local representative company required for handling the EAC certification?
In accordance with the Customs Union legislation, a foreign manufacturer must have a Local representative company (an Applicant) on the territory of the Customs Union (CU) to issue the certificate/declaration. This means that an Applicant for you can be your customer, distributor or official representative company in CU. WorldWideBridge LLC will be mentioned on certificate/declaration as a local representative. 
What does Annual maintenance inspection assume?
Each serially producing product that requires Certificate of conformity is subjected to Annual Maintenance Inspection (or so-called Inspection control) in case of applying for more than 1-year certificate. It assumes that certification body which issued the CoC needs to confirm that the product is still produced at the same quality. It can be done through the re-testing or reviewing of Quality Management System documents. In some cases, the certification body can initiate a production site audits during AMI.
What does the cost of certification services depend on? Is there any price list?
The cost of certification services depends on the type of the required approval document and technical characteristics of the product itself that influences the scope of tests that are to be conducted. We have no price-list because used to work with a wide range of certification bodies, testing laboratories, and other specialized state institutions (Federal Security Service (FSS) licensing center, Radiofrequency center (RFC), Rostekhnadzor, Roszdravnadzor, etc.)And this means that the price can vary depending on product specification and certain certification body's pricing policy. If we are talking about the product specification, then the cost can be affected by the number of models, differences in applied models, the number of communication standards used (for radio products), the number of declared protective properties (for PPE), metrology characteristics ( for measuring devices) and so on. Each product is unique, each request must be carefully calculated to determine the type of document, the amount of testing, the most optimal certification scheme, the number of test reports, etc. Also, it is important to note that CU certification bodies have a certain accreditation (product range they can approve). So, in case of big projects that include different products for certification we should apply to several different authorities. Each of those has individual pricing policies due to their testing facilities. This fact can significantly affect the pricing and process. Our goal is to provide accurate consulting services in a specific case. Therefore, we are happy to evaluate the client's application, which contains the name and description of the product and the HS code (Customs code).
What is the EAC mark and when should it be applied?
EAC mark is an approval sign for products that are needed to be imported to the Customs Union (CU). This mark gives the opportunity to enter the markets of Russia, Belarus, Kazakstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, distribute products throughout the entire territory of these countries, and extend your audience to almost 200 millions of people. EAC mark can be obtained only after the certification procedure according to the Technical Regulations of the Customs union is finished. ЕАС abbreviation stands for “Eurasian Conformity”. The unified mark is applied to each unit of production, packaging or accompanying documentation. The image of the unified mark has to be one colour and contrast with the surface colour on which it is applied. The place of application of the unified mark on the product, packaging and documentation is established in technical regulations of the Customs union.
Can the production site audit be replaced by CIG report?
The production site audit can be required in case the product requires the Certificate of conformity to the Technical Regulation of the Customs union. A lot of our clients are interested whether the production audit can be replaced by CIG report that use to be issued by most European producers. Customs union approval procedure does not assume replacing of the audit by providing CIG report because the expert from certification authority is obliged to check the QMS personally according to our law.
How is determine whether the Declaration of conformity or Certificate of conformity is required?
The necessary form of the approval document depends on the product description and HS code (Customs code). In each technical regulations of the Customs union, there is the List which determines whether Certificate of conformity or Declaration of conformity is required for certain product according to its HS Code and application field. In some cases, technical parameters must be also taken into consideration (for pressure equipment, PPE products, etc.).
What is required to import the samples for tests?
The samples can be imported for test only after all the preparations. Firstly, we should prepare the application for the certification and confirm it with the client.  On the second stage, the client s preparing the invoice for samples delivery that is needed to be sent to us for the check.  When the samples arrived at the customs clearance office the receiver prepare all the necessary documents confirming the import purpose and pay all the required fees to the government.  Import fees depend on the announced product price according to the shipping invoice. Products that are valued less than 200 EUR are free from such fees.  The final stage assumes the registration of the cargo declaration that confirms that the samples passed the customs clearance and can be used on for certification.
How can the EAC approval documents be prolonged after the expiration date?
Customs union certification system does not assume the prolongation procedure. This means that the certification process must be repeated including tests, production site audit if required. After all the procedures are done you will receive a new approval document. 
Is there an open register where the issued EAC approval document can be checked?
Almost all approval documents are to be registered in the open registers. Here you can refer to some of them: the Registered EAC Certificates of Conformity ,  the Registered EAC Declarations of Conformity , the registered State Registration Certificates , FFS Notifications (encrypted means) register.  If you need additional information please apply to [email protected]

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