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REGULATION FOR MORROCO: VOC (VOC Verification of Conformity)

Posted in on 2020-09-24 by CTC
Since this year 2020, Moroccan authorities now require goods to be issued VOC before arriving in Morocco. They are 3 notified laboratories, CTC is working with APPLUS.

The list of products affected by this VOC procedure can be found on this site.

It concerns in particular footwear: Requirements for footwear NM 09.5.100

Leather goods are not affected.

 

New Morocco regulation: Requirements

The Moroccan government asks since this year (2020) to make a list of tests for all items arriving in Morocco, including shoes. The initial application date was 01/02/2020 but due to COVID 19 this date has been postponed to June. The Moroccan government requires a certificate of conformity before exporting each product and has referenced 3 laboratories or certification bodies for this.

For footwear, CTC has a partnership with the notified body APPLUS. The tests are carried out by CTC, the certification by APPLUS.

APPLUS is a Spanish company notified to issue VOC after assessing the conformity of the goods imported into Morocco which includes physical inspection of the shipment, review of the documentation and assessment of control testing.

 

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These are the specific requirements for footwear of the Moroccan standards:

Tests

Normative

pH

Leather: NM ISO 4045

Textile: NM ISO 3071

Azo Colorants

Leather: NM ISO 17234-1, NM ISO 17234-2

Textile: EN 14362-1 EN 14362-3

Release of Nickel***

-

Formaldehyde

Leather: NM ISO 17226-1, NM ISO 17226-2

Textile: NM ISO 14184-1
PCP & TECP

Leather: NM ISO 17070

Textile: NM 20.02.020
Chrome (VI) Leather: NM ISO 17075

Heavy Metals (As, Pb, Cd, Hg, Sb)

 

Adult Textile Footwear

NM ISO 105 E04

Adult Leather Footwear

NM ISO 17072-1, 17072-2

Baby Textile Footwear

NM EN 71-3

Baby Leather Footwear

NM EN 71-3

Release of Nickel***

The EN 1811: 2011 + A1: 2016 regulation will be mandatory for footwear that contains elements such as buttons, buckles, rivets, zippers and metal labels used on clothing, in direct and prolonged contact with the skin.

Note: No need to include the Moroccan standard reference in the test reports but we have to make sure the values are acceptable, apart from pH the others are the same as International standards,

 

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Moroccan footwear regulations with CTC

Process followed to comply with Moroccan regulations:

  • The “VOC” (Verification of Conformity) is divided into three actions or main stages,
    • A visual inspection (for correspondence: invoice, “packing list”, packaging, labeling, etc.),
    • An analysis of documents,
    • And laboratory tests.
  • In this context, CTC receives your request and transfers it to APPLUS for an inspection and analysis of your documents.
  • For this, you will receive an “APPLUS” bill, to be paid to APPLUS, in order to meet and comply with the requirements of the Moroccan VOC (Verification of Conformity).
  • CTC performs the requested tests then issues the report (s) in accordance with the certification of our ISO 17025 laboratories, which finalize the “visual inspection” and “document analysis” VOC already carried out by APPLUS.
  • For testing, you or your supplier will receive CTC billing based on regular rates.

 

More information on the new Moroccan regulations:

VOC fees are a percentage of the FOB value of the consignment between a minimum of USD 280 and a maximum of USD 2500. These fees include VOC issuance and physical inspection, but not testing. All the organizations authorized to issue COC have the same fees scale (imposed by Morocco it seems).

Route A = 0.45% Within the limit of USD 315 minimum and USD 2500 maximum

Route B = 0.40% Within the limit of USD 300 minimum and USD 2500 maximum

Route C = 0.25% Within the limit of USD 280 minimum and USD 2400 maximum

 

Route A: unregistered products and sensitive merchandises for new clients and new products

Route B: regular shipments (registered and homogeneous products).

Route C: manufacturers, official distributors or brand owners, regular licensed shipments, homogeneous and non-sensitive products, quality management system applied to their production / manufacturing process.

 

Example:10,000 pairs of shoes in a 20’ container at US$5/pair = US$50,000 @ 0.45% = US225 in which case the minimum of US$ 315 would apply.

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