The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) 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.
In addition to eliminating tariffs and non-tariff barriers, the FTA alsoregulates 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.
Under the FTA, for the industrial products, Turkey eliminated the customs duties upon the entry into force of the Agreement. Morocco, on the other hand, eliminated customs duties with the exception of the goods listed in Protocol I.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. Products in List III are excluded from liberalization under the FTA.
Concerning agricultural products, Turkey granted duty reduction and/or elimination in the form of tariff quotas for products listed in Annex II of Protocol II. In return, the Morocco 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.
- Free Trade Agreement Between Turkey and Morocco
- Protocol I
- Protocol II
- Protocol III
- Annex I
- Annex II
- List I
- List II
- List III