The import and export of animals, plants, agricultural inputs, food products and feed are subject to regulations, in particular Law No. 28-07 on the health safety of food products, which lays down the sanitary conditions for their admission to the national territory or their export to third countries.
Monitoring of compliance with this regulation is carried out at national level by quality control departments (Casablanca, Tangier and Agadir) and by border inspection posts (Al Hoceima, Dakhla and Laâyoune, Fez, Jorf Lasfar, Kenitra, Marrakech, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat-Salé, Safi).
This control is carried out in accordance with the provisions of Law 28-07 on the health safety of food products which stipulates that no food product may be imported, placed on the domestic market or exported if it constitutes a danger to human life or health and no product intended for animal feed may be imported, placed on the domestic market or exported or given to animals for their food if it is dangerous.
Article 5 of that Law also stipulates that in order to ensure that no food product or product intended for animal feed placed on the national market or exported does not constitute a danger to human or animal life or health, food and feed must be obtained, prepared, preserved, stored, handled, processed, processed, packaged, transported and placed on the market or exported, in hygienic and sanitary conditions that preserve and ensure their quality and guarantee their health safety. Similarly, the labelling of products must comply with the requirements of the regulations in force.
Animals, plants, agricultural inputs, food and feed subject to sanitary and phytosanitary import controls must comply with the applicable regulations and must be accompanied by sanitary or phytosanitary documents duly signed by the authorities The official countries of origin of the goods in question.
In this context, harmonized procedures for the importation of goods have been developed and implemented by the various structures under ONSSA.
Goods entering the national territory must comply with the following conditions:
(a) comply with the provisions of the regulations in force;
(b) be accompanied by health documents issued by the competent authority of the country of origin certifying the conditions of point (a).
Animals, plants, agricultural inputs, food and feed subject to sanitary and phytosanitary export controls must comply with the regulations in force, in particular those required by the countries to which the goods in question are consigned and must be accompanied by sanitary or phytosanitary documents duly signed by the official services of ONSSA.
In this context, harmonised procedures for the export of goods have been developed and implemented by the different structures under ONSSA.