Moroccan exporters claim visas decision in France threatens sector

Officials from Moroccan Association of Exporters ASMEX have warned that France's decision to halve the number of visas issued to Moroccans could significantly affect the nation’s exports. In a press release, ASMEX called for an urgent intervention of authorities to assess and adequately respond to the situation caused by France’s decision to halve the number of issued visas to Moroccans.

ASMEX warned about TIR exports and emphasized that the situation is worrying due to the "imminent start of the citrus and early fruit export season."

ASMEX emphasized that the tightening of procedures for obtaining visas for TIR trucks drivers will particularly hamper exports of "perishable foodstuffs." reports that Abdelaziz Matrach, vice-president of ASMEX and president of the group’s Logistics Commission, emphasized that Morocco “must act quickly and effectively” to limit the potential damage of the French government’s visa move.

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