A license representing the “physical import or export.”
A commercial invoice: Pro-forma invoices are provided in most cases. No special invoice form is necessary. The commercial or pro-forma invoice should:Be on the supplier’s letterheadFully describe the goods in FrenchIndicate the HS code when availableIndicate the value of the goodsIndicate the currency for payment (for foreign exchange transfer), andIndicate the address of the buyer Use the date format (dd/mm/yyyy)
An “import commitment” (engagement d’importation), which is the authorization provided by the Foreign Exchange Office for transfer of foreign currencies from Morocco to foreign suppliers abroad.
A “customs declaration” (declaration de douane) is provided by the Customs Administration and is required for import and export through a port or airport. For shipments by mail, a simple form filled out at the post office replaces the “declaration de douane.”
The documents for goods transshipped through a third country port that may be requested include:A bill of lading showing Morocco as the final destination of the goods and the United States as the point of origin;Invoices issued by the U.S. company, addressed to the Moroccan importer; and A “certificate of non-manipulation”.
The Port of Casablanca is one of the largest artificial ports in Morocco and in the world, though it was eclipsed when Tangiers-Med—a cargo port 40 km east of Tangiers and the largest on the Mediterranean coast of Africa in terms of capacity.