United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement
Chapter One Initial Provisions and Definitions Back to top!
Section A Initial Provisions Back to top!
Article 1.1 Establishment of a Free Trade Area  
Article 1.2 Relation to Other Agreements  
Section B General Definitions Back to top!
Article 1.3 Definitions  
Chapter Two National Treatment and Market Access for Goods Back to top!
Article 2.1 Scope and Coverage  
Section A National Treatment Back to top!
Article 2.2 National Treatment  
Section B Tariff Elimination Back to top!
Article 2.3 Tariff Elimination  
Section C Special Regimes Back to top!
Article 2.4 Waiver of Customs Duties  
Article 2.5 Temporary Admission of Goods  
Article 2.6 Goods Re-Entered After Repair or Alteration  
Article 2.7 Duty-Free Entry of Commercial Samples and Printed Advertising Materials of Negligible Value  
Section D Non-Tariff Measures Back to top!
Article 2.8 Import and Export Restrictions  
Article 2.9 Administrative Fees and Formalities  
Article 2.10 Export Taxes  
Section E Definitions Back to top!
Article 2.11 Definitions  
  Annex 2-A : National Treatment and Import and Export Restrictions  
  Section A : Measures of the United States  
  Section B : Measures of Morocco  
  Annex 2-B : Waiver of Customs Duties  
  Annex 2-C : Export Taxes  
Chapter Three Agriculture and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Back to top!
Section A Agriculture Back to top!
Article 3.1 Scope and Coverage  
Article 3.2 Administration and Implementation of Tariff-Rate Quotas  
Article 3.3 Agricultural Export Subsidies  
Article 3.4 Export State Trading Enterprises  
Article 3.5 Agricultural Safeguard Measures  
Article 3.6 Agricultural Trade Forum  
Article 3.7 Definitions  
Section B Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Back to top!
Article 3.8 Scope and Coverage  
Article 3.9 General Provisions  
Article 3.10 Definition  
  Annex 3-A : Agricultural Safeguard Measures  
  Annex 3-B : Import Licensing for High-Quality Beef  
  Annex 3-C : Wheat Auction System  
Chapter Four Textiles and Apparel Back to top!
Article 4.1 Tariff Elimination  
Article 4.2 Special Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions  
Article 4.3 Rules of Origin and Related Matters  
Article 4.4 Customs and Administrative Cooperation  
Article 4.5 Definitions  
  Annex 4-A : Rules of Origin for Textile or Apparel Goods for Chapters 42, 50 Through 63, 70, and 94  
Chapter Five Rules of Origin Back to top!
Article 5.1 Originating Goods  
Article 5.2 New or Different Article of Commerce  
Article 5.3 Non-Qualifying Operations  
Article 5.4 Cumulation  
Article 5.5 Value of Materials  
Article 5.6 Direct Costs of Processing Operations  
Article 5.7 Packaging and Packing Materials and Containers for Retail Sale and for Shipment  
Article 5.8 Indirect Materials  
Article 5.9 Transit and Transshipment  
Article 5.10 Importer Requirements  
Article 5.11 Obligations Relating to Importation  
Article 5.12 Consultations and Modifications  
Article 5.13 Regional Cumulation  
Article 5.14 Definitions  
  Annex 5-A : Certain Product-Specific Rules of Origin  
  Section A : Interpretative Notes  
  Section B : Specific Rules  
Chapter Six Customs Administration Back to top!
Article 6.1 Publication  
Article 6.2 Release of Goods  
Article 6.3 Automation  
Article 6.4 Risk Assessment  
Article 6.5 Cooperation  
Article 6.6 Confidentiality  
Article 6.7 Express Shipments  
Article 6.8 Review and Appeal  
Article 6.9 Penalties  
Article 6.10 Advance Rulings  
Article 6.11 Technical Cooperation and Implementation  
Chapter Seven Technical Barriers to Trade Back to top!
Article 7.1 Scope and Coverage  
Article 7.2 Affirmation of the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade  
Article 7.3 International Standards  
Article 7.4 Trade Facilitation  
Article 7.5 Conformity Assessment Procedures  
Article 7.6 Transparency  
Article 7.7 Coordinators  
Article 7.8 Information Exchange  
Article 7.9 Definitions  
  Annex 7-A : Chapter Seven Coordinators  
Chapter Eight Safeguards Back to top!
Article 8.1 Application of a Safeguard Measure  
Article 8.2 Conditions and Limitations  
Article 8.3 Extension  
Article 8.4 Provisional Measures  
Article 8.5 Compensation  
Article 8.6 Global Safeguard Actions  
Article 8.7 Definitions  
Chapter Nine Government Procurement Back to top!
Article 9.1 Scope and Coverage  
Article 9.2 General Principles  
Article 9.3 Publication of Procurement Measures  
Article 9.4 Publication of Notice of Intended Procurement and Notice of Planned Procurement  
Article 9.5 Time Limits for Tendering Process  
Article 9.6 Information on Intended Procurement  
Article 9.7 Technical Specifications  
Article 9.8 Conditions for Participation  
Article 9.9 Limited Tendering  
Article 9.10 Awarding of Contracts  
Article 9.11 Ensuring Integrity in Procurement Practices  
Article 9.12 Domestic Review of Supplier Challenges  
Article 9.13 Modifications and Rectifications to Coverage  
Article 9.14 Non-Disclosure of Information  
Article 9.15 Exceptions  
Article 9.16 Definitions  
  Annexes - Central Level of Government Entities  PDF  
Chapter Ten Investment Back to top!
Section A Investment Back to top!
Article 10.1 Scope and Coverage  
Article 10.2 Relation to Other Chapters  
Article 10.3 National Treatment  
Article 10.4 Most-Favored-Nation Treatment  
Article 10.5 Minimum Standard of Treatment  
Article 10.6 Expropriation and Compensation  
Article 10.7 Transfers  
Article 10.8 Performance Requirements  
Article 10.9 Senior Management and Boards of Directors  
Article 10.10 Investment and Environment  
Article 10.11 Denial of Benefits  
Article 10.12 Non-Conforming Measures  
Article 10.13 Special Formalities and Information Requirements  
Section B Investor-State Dispute Settlement Back to top!
Article 10.14 Consultation and Negotiation  
Article 10.15 Submission of a Claim to Arbitration  
Article 10.16 Consent of Each Party to Arbitration  
Article 10.17 Conditions and Limitations on Consent of Each Party  
Article 10.18 Selection of Arbitrators  
Article 10.19 Conduct of the Arbitration  
Article 10.20 Transparency of Arbitral Proceedings  
Article 10.21 Governing Law  
Article 10.22 Interpretation of Annexes  
Article 10.23 Expert Reports  
Article 10.24 Consolidation  
Article 10.25 Awards  
Article 10.26 Service of Documents  
Section C Definitions Back to top!
Article 10.27 Definitions  
  Annex 10-A : Customary International Law  
  Annex 10-B : Expropriation  
  Annex 10-C : Service of Documents on a Party Under Section B  
  Annex 10-D : Possibility of a Bilateral Appellate Mechanism  
  Annex 10-E : Submission of a Claim to Arbitration  
Chapter Eleven Cross-Border Trade in Services Back to top!
Article 11.1 Scope and Coverage  
Article 11.2 National Treatment  
Article 11.3 Most-Favored-Nation Treatment  
Article 11.4 Market Access  
Article 11.5 Local Presence  
Article 11.6 Non-Conforming Measures  
Article 11.7 Domestic Regulation  
Article 11.8 Transparency in Development and Application of Regulations  
Article 11.9 Mutual Recognition  
Article 11.10 Transfers and Payments  
Article 11.11 Denial of Benefits  
Article 11.12 Implementation  
Article 11.13 Definitions  
  Annex 11-A : Express Delivery Services  
  Annex 11-B : Professional Services  
Chapter Twelve Financial Services Back to top!
Article 12.1 Scope and Coverage  
Article 12.2 National Treatment  
Article 12.3 Most-Favored-Nation Treatment  
Article 12.4 Market Access for Financial Institutions  
Article 12.5 Cross-Border Trade  
Article 12.6 New Financial Services  
Article 12.7 Treatment of Certain Information  
Article 12.8 Senior Management and Boards of Directors  
Article 12.9 Non-Conforming Measures  
Article 12.10 Exceptions  
Article 12.11 Transparency  
Article 12.12 Self-Regulatory Organizations  
Article 12.13 Payment and Clearing Systems  
Article 12.14 Domestic Regulation  
Article 12.15 Expedited Availability of Insurance Services  
Article 12.16 Consultations  
Article 12.17 Dispute Settlement  
Article 12.18 Investor-State Dispute Settlement in Financial Services  
Article 12.19 Definitions  
  Annex 12-A : Cross-Border Trade  
  Annex 12-B : Specific Commitments  
  Annex 12-C : Implementation of Article 12.11  
  Annex 12-D : Authorities Responsible for Financial Services  
Chapter Thirteen Telecommunications Back to top!
Article 13.1 Scope and Coverage  
Article 13.2 Access to and Use of Public Telecommunications Services  
Article 13.3 Obligations Relating to Suppliers of Public Telecommunications Services  
Article 13.4 Additional Obligations Relating to Major Suppliers of Public Telecommunications Services  
Article 13.5 Submarine Cable Systems and Satellite Services  
Article 13.6 Conditions for the Supply of Value-Added Services  
Article 13.7 Independent Regulatory Bodies and Privatization  
Article 13.8 Universal Service  
Article 13.9 Licensing Process  
Article 13.10 Allocation and Use of Scarce Resources  
Article 13.11 Enforcement  
Article 13.12 Resolution of Telecommunications Disputes  
Article 13.13 Transparency  
Article 13.14 Flexibility in the Choice of Technologies  
Article 13.15 Forbearance  
Article 13.16 Relationship to Other Chapters  
Article 13.17 Definitions  
  Annex 13-A  
  Annex 13-B  
Chapter Fourteen Electronic Commerce Back to top!
Article 14.1 General  
Article 14.2 Electronic Supply of Services  
Article 14.3 Digital Products  
Article 14.4 Definitions  
Chapter Fifteen Intellectual Property Rights Back to top!
Article 15.1 General Provisions  
Article 15.2 Trademarks  
Article 15.3 Geographical Indications  
Article 15.4 Domain Names on the Internet  
Article 15.5 Copyright and Related Rights  
Article 15.6 Copyright  
Article 15.7 Related Rights  
Article 15.8 Protection of Encrypted Program-Carrying Satellite Signals  
Article 15.9 Patents  
Article 15.10 Measures Related to Certain Regulated Products  
Article 15.11 Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights  
Article 15.12 Transitional Provisions  
Chapter Sixteen Labor Back to top!
Article 16.1 Statement of Shared Commitment  
Article 16.2 Application and Enforcement of Labor Laws  
Article 16.3 Procedural Guarantees and Public Awareness  
Article 16.4 Institutional Arrangements  
Article 16.5 Labor Cooperation  
Article 16.6 Labor Consultations  
Article 16.7 Definitions  
  Annex 16-A : Labor Cooperation Mechanism  
Chapter S eventeen Environment Back to top!
Article 17.1 Levels of Protection  
Article 17.2 Application and Enforcement of Environmental Laws  
Article 17.3 Environmental Cooperation  
Article 17.4 Procedural Matters  
Article 17.5 Complementary Mechanisms to Enhance Environmental Performance  
Article 17.6 Opportunities for Public Participation  
Article 17.7 Environmental Consultations  
Article 17.8 Relationship to Environmental Agreements  
Article 17.9 Definitions  
Chapter Eighteen Transparency Back to top!
Article 18.1 Publication  
Article 18.2 Notification and Provision of Information  
Article 18.3 Administrative Proceedings  
Article 18.4 Review and Appeal  
Article 18.5 Anti-Corruption  
Article 18.6 Definitions  
Chapter Nineteen Administration of the Agreement Back to top!
Article 19.1 Contact Points  
Article 19.2 Joint Committee  
Chapter Twenty Dispute Settlement Back to top!
Article 20.1 Cooperation  
Article 20.2 Scope of Application  
Article 20.3 Administration of Dispute Settlement Proceedings  
Article 20.4 Choice of Forum  
Article 20.5 Consultations  
Article 20.6 Referral to the Joint Committee  
Article 20.7 Establishment of Panel  
Article 20.8 Rules of Procedure  
Article 20.9 Panel Report  
Article 20.10 Implementation of the Final Report  
Article 20.11 Non-Implementation  
Article 20.12 Non-Implementation in Certain Disputes  
Article 20.13 Compliance Review  
Article 20.14 Five-Year Review  
Article 20.15 Private Rights  
  Annex 20-A : Inflation Adjustment Formula for Monetary Assessments  
Chapter Twenty-One Exceptions Back to top!
Article 21.1 General Exceptions  
Article 21.2 Essential Security  
Article 21.3 Taxation  
Article 21.4 Disclosure of Information  
Article 21.5 Balance of Payments Measures on Trade in Goods  
Chapter Twenty-Two Final Provisions Back to top!
Article 22.1 Annexes  
Article 22.2 Amendments  
Article 22.3 Amendment of the WTO Agreement  
Article 22.4 Development Strategies  
Article 22.5 Accession  
Article 22.6 Entry Into Force and Termination  
Article 22.7 Authentic Texts  
  Annex I: Services/Investment Non-Conforming Measures  
  Formatting NotePDF  
  Morocco SchedulePDF  
  U.S. SchedulePDF  
  Annex II: Services/Investment Non-Conforming Measures  
  Formatting NotePDF  
  Morocco SchedulePDF  
  U.S. SchedulePDF  
  Annex III: Financial Services Non-Conforming Measures  
  Morocco Note and SchedulePDF  
  U.S. Note and SchedulePDF  
  Annex IV: Goods Schedule  
  Text on Tariff EliminationPDF  
  Morocco General Notes and Annex 1 to Morocco General NotesPDF  
  Morocco Tariff SchedulePDF  
  U.S. General Notes and Annex 1 to U.S. General NotesPDF  
  U.S. Tariff SchedulePDF  
  Full Text of the AgreementCompressed file  
  Source: Office of the United States Trade RepresentativeOffsite link!  
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About the Agreement
  15 June 2004
  Entry into Force
  01 January 2006
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