Morocco: Morocco Opens U.S. and EU Tenders for Wheat

Under the auspices of the US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, on October 23, 2017, Morocco’s state cereals office (ONICL) issued the second tender of calendar year 2017 to import 30,000 MT of common wheat and 327,273 MT of durum wheat from the United States. Bids close and results should be announced on November 10. Deliveries must arrive by December 31, 2017. To facilitate trade, the Government of Morocco simultaneously lowered the MFN import duty for common wheat, effective December 1, from 135 percent to 30 percent, which translates into a reduction of the preferential U.S. in-quota duty from 83.7 percent to 9.9 percent.

Morocco: Morocco Opens U.S. and EU Tenders for Wheat