The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, and the Digital Economy of Morocco is requiring all products under the LVD/EMC directive to affix the Cم (CMIM) mark starting January 1, 2020.
As part of ensuring the safety of industrial products on the Moroccan market, the mandatory Cم (CMIM) mark certifies the compliance of the products placed on the market with the regulatory requirements in force in Morocco.
The following product families are required to have this mark prior to import and placement on the market:
- Electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits (low voltage equipment within the scope of the low voltage directive)
- Equipment affected by electromagnetic compatibility, or EMC (equipment under the scope of the electromagnetic compatibility directive)
As previously mentioned, any person responsible for placing on the market a product covered by the specific technical regulations in force is responsible for affixing the Cم mark.
Below are the requirements on the label / marking itself:
- The mark shall be displayed in a visible, legible and indelible way on the product
- It should not be confused with other distinctive signs.
- The vertical dimension of the letter "C" must not be less than 6 mm.
- The logo must be affixed to the product. Where that is not possible or not warranted because of the nature of the product, it may be affixed to the packaging and to the accompanying documents.
In order for importers or manufacturers to comply with the regulations and affix the CMIM marking, the declaration of conformity (in Arabic or French) and documentation showing conformity assessment was performed per technical requirements and specifications is required
The following technical documentation is required:
- A general description of the product
- Conceptual design and manufacturing drawings and schemes of components, sub-assemblies, circuits, and the list of components and materials used
- Descriptions and explanations necessary for the understanding of those drawings and schemes and the operation of the product
- A list of the harmonized standards applied in full or in part, descriptions of the solutions adopted to meet the safety objectives of the ministerial order in case the harmonized standards have not been applied
- Results of design calculations made, examinations carried out
All information intended for end-users must be in Arabic, at a minimum.
Also, it is important to note that the CE marking is not accepted in place of the CMIM mark. The CE mark is a condition for the EU to place a product on the EU marke and cannot, under any circumstances, replace the Moroccan CMIM marking, which is a Moroccan regulatory tool that must be abided by to put the related products on the Moroccan market.
Starting January 1, 2020 the marking and labeling is the sole responsibility of the manufacturer, meaning importers who have been previously authorized to label the product are no longer allowed to do so. Manufacturers themselves must mark the products, which means before the entry of the product into Morocco.