Association Agreement Morocco

The contracting parties agree that the provisions of Article 1, point (e), the protocol do not affect Morocco`s right to special and differentiated treatment and other derogations granted to developing countries by the agreement on the implementation of Article VII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. (2) With regard to the absence of discrimination in the case of dismissal, Article 64, paragraph 1, cannot be invoked for the renewal of a residence permit. The issuance, renewal or refusal of a residence permit are governed by the legislation of each Member State and by the existing bilateral agreements and agreements between Morocco and the Member State. Euro-Mediterranean agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, and the Kingdom of Morocco, on the other hand – Protocol 1 on the import regime for agricultural products originating in the Community of Morocco – Protocol 2 on the regime for imports into the Fishing Products Community from Morocco – Protocol 3 on the import regime for agricultural products originating in the Community – Protocol 4 on the definition of original products and methods of administrative cooperation – Protocol 5 on administrative assistance in customs matters – Final Act – Joint Declarations – Agreement in the form of exchange of letters – Declaration of the Community – Declarations of Morocco Official Journal L 070 , 18/03/2000 P. 0002 – 0204 – Extension of tax benefits granted by both parties as part of an international agreement or agreement , to which it is related, 5. If necessary, the parties agree on other areas of economic cooperation. In 2017, Federica Mogherini, the European Union`s foreign minister, caused controversy and diplomatic confusion over her assertion that morocco`s trade agreements with the EU would not be affected by the 2016 European Court of Justice ruling on the extent of trade with Morocco. The ruling confirmed that bilateral trade agreements, such as the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement, only cover agricultural and fishing products originating from Morocco`s internationally recognised borders, which explicitly excludes all products originating in Western Sahara or its territorial waters. The international community, including the EU, unanimously rejects Morocco`s territorial claim to Western Sahara. [5] [6] [7] [8] As part of their Association Agreement, which came into force in March 2000, the EU and Morocco established a free trade area for the liberalisation of trade in goods between the two sides.

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