U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement
Market Access Results
Trade and Tariffs
The Chemical Harmonization Agreement defines the chemicals sector, and includes
pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, agro-chemicals, and cosmetics. Chemical products accounted for 8
percent of total U.S. non-textile industrial exports to Morocco, averaging $29.7 million1.
Supported catalysts, polyethylene, and medications lead U.S. exports in this sector.
Moroccan tariffs on chemicals range from 0 to 50 percent, averaging 27.9 percent. The highest
tariffs in this sector generally apply to herbicides and glues.
Moroccan exports to the United States in this sector were about $26 million2, or about 9 percent
of the country’s total non-textile industrial exports to the United States.
The United States, as a party to the Chemical Harmonization Agreement, applies duties ranging
from zero to 6.5 percent on most chemicals, with some 8 and 14 percent duties on rubber
Tariffs will be phased out according to five tariff elimination categories: immediate elimination,
equal cuts over two years, equal cuts over five years, and equal cuts over nine years and non-
equal cuts over ten years. Duties on products in the last category will decrease by 3 percent for
the first five years and then by 15 percent until duty-free in year ten.
Overall, 70 percent of U.S. industrial exports will receive duty-free treatment immediately upon
implementation of the agreement. Tariffs on 3 percent of exports will be eliminated over five
years. Duties on the remaining 27 percent of U.S. exports will be eliminated over nine years.
Only one product (used pneumatic tires), will be subject to non-linear tariff elimination in
The U.S. agreed to eliminate all duties on Moroccan chemical exports immediately.
Pharmaceuticals. 61 percent of U.S. pharmaceuticals exports will be duty-free immediately upon
implementation of the agreement. Tariffs on the remaining 39 percent of expor