Morocco imposes customs duties on Egyptian and Chinese carpets to counter dumping in the local market for 5 years – Hoy 24

Morocco decided to impose a final anti-dumping duty on imports of carpets and other mechanically manufactured geotextiles, originating in China and Egypt, for a period of 5 years, after the first temporary tariff implemented during the last six months.

According to a joint decision signed by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Riad Mazur, and the Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fattah Al-Alawi, in the middle of last month, the percentage of this tariff, which will be implemented from Friday past, and for a period of 5 years, it amounts to 144 percent for imports from China, and 35.33 percent for Egypt, while the rate was set at 0 percent for imports from Jordan, after it reached 9 percent during the last six months.

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce announced, in December 2020, the opening of an investigation for dumping on imports of mechanically produced carpets and textile floor coverings of Chinese, Egyptian and Jordanian origin.

Following the conclusion of the results of the investigation, it was decided last February to impose a temporary anti-dumping duty for a period of 6 months, after the Moroccan Association of Textile and Clothing Industries complained that these imports threaten to damage the national mechanical production industry. rugs