Digitisating trade facilitation operations: Morocco leads the way in Africa

  • WHO: Morocco
  • WHAT: Morocco as one of the first African countries to fully integrate and use ePhyto within their national trade system.
  • WHY: As countries go into lockdown, digitisating operations is becoming more important than ever in keeping goods moving.
  • WHEN: April 10, 2020

International agri-food trade with Morocco is set to become faster and more cost-effective for importers and exporters as the country introduces electronic phytosanitary certificates. The international electronic exchange of ‘e-phytos’ was launched on 26 March, making Morocco one of the first African countries to fully integrate and use ePhyto within their national trade system. Ephyto exchanges between Morocco and other countries in the ePhyto programme will become operational in the coming weeks and months.

The improvements are part of a trade facilitation project led by the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, a collaboration of international organisations, governments and businesses that aims to help developing and least developed countries implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

The project supports Morocco in its ambitious plan to fully digitalise all import and export operations and achieve ‘zero paper’ by 2021.

Source: https://www.tradefacilitation.org/article/morocco-leads-the-way-in-africa-as-digital-phytosanitary-certificates-go-live/

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