Sending to... Morocco
Known for its vivid marketplaces, exquisite food and relaxed cafes, Morocco is a country of contrasts. With a varied landscape ranging from rugged mountains to sandy deserts and beautiful coastlines, its diverse ecosystem is just part of what sets this North African country apart.
When many people think of Moroccan business, it is of course the bartering in the souks that comes to mind. A culture of haggling means that products usually do not have a fixed price and business owners should expect some bartering. If you intend to do trade with a Moroccan company then having confidence is essential; don't be afraid to push back on price, quality or even service.
Morocco is a fast-growing nation
and has a strategic position - ideally situated for access to Europe and Africa. Thanks to a good communication network, excellent global transport connections and an Open Skies Agreement with the EU, sending parcels to Morocco has never been easier.
What can't you send to Morocco?
As with all countries there are items that cannot be sent in the mail, or that come with restrictions. In addition to those on ipostparcels' own prohibited list
, there are a small number of products which you should take note of when sending packages to Morocco.
Natural honey and dairy products are only admitted conditionally; they must be packaged in a watertight receptacle. This also applies to beverages, spirits, vinegar, essential oils, soap, candles and perfumes - in case they melt or leak. Natural or cultured pearls, precious stones and metals or jewellery - even imitation jewellery - must be sent with insurance. It's worth scanning ipostparcels' list of 'no compensation items' too.
Explosives, matches and combustible preparations may not be sent in the post, with the exception of powders which are admitted conditionally by Moroccan customs. Detailed information can be found on the Universal Postal Union's
Sending your parcel
As Morocco is a country outside of the UK, you'll need to remember to fill out the appropriate customs forms. If the contents of your package value more than £270 you'll need to fill out the CN23 form. For anything under that amount then you instead need the CN22 form. These must be attached to your package and will be collected by your ipostparcels delivery driver.
Make sure your contents are well-wrapped to keep them secure on their journey. Choose a sturdy box and ensure all openings are sealed with strong tape. Write the address clearly, with MOROCCO in capitals on the final line.
Once you've booked your parcel in for delivery then you will be ready to send it on its way to Marrakech, Fez, Casablanca or whichever exotic destination in Morocco it may be.
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