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Mr. BENCHAABOUN presents the Bill on the organization of the customs agent profession : 21/01/2019

Mr. BENCHAABOUN presents the Bill on the organization of the customs agent profession

Mr. Mohamed BENCHAABOUN, Minister of Economy and Finance, presented to the House of Representatives, Monday, January 21st 2019, the Bill n ° 19-18 on the organization of the customs agent profession, which seeks to determine their rights and obligations in the context of a national and international environment characterized by free trade and increase in risks.

During this event, Mr. BENCHAABOUN asserted that the Bill aims to harmonize the rules governing the profession of freight forwarder in Morocco, which is a key link in the security of the supply chain of foreign trade and a partner in simplifying customs procedures and improving services provided to economic operators. ​

​ He also stressed that this text provides for the appointment of "customs agent" instead of "forwarder", in order to bring the current terminology into line with the international level. It called for enhancing the competence and professionalism of customs agents and to promote the ethical values of the profession.