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U.S.-Morocco FTA

Timetable/Milestones

  • Entered into force: January 1, 2006
  • Signed by President Bush: August, 2004
  • House vote to implement agreement (323-99) July 22, 2004
  • Senate vote to implement agreement (85-13) July 21, 2004
  • Agreement signed by governments: June 14, 2004
  • Negotiations close: March 2, 2004
  • Congressional notification: Oct. 1, 2003
  • Negotiations began: April 23, 2002

Morocco Sugar Facts

  • Production: (Avg. 2005-2007): 526,667 metric tons
  • Consumption (Avg. 2005-2007): 1,176,667 metric tons
  • Imports (Avg. 2005-2007): 708,333 metric tons
  • Exports (Avg. 2005-2007): None

Morocco, like the U.S., is a producer of both beet and cane sugar and is also an importer of sugar. Of the world’s 113 sugar producing nations, Morocco is the 31st largest producer. For the period 1999-2001, production averaged 517,667 metric tons. Unlike the U.S., Morocco is neither an efficient producer of sugar or cost competitive compared to other global producers.

Morocco imported, on average, approximately 54 percent of its domestic consumption needs during the 8-year period 1993–2000. Morocco was the world’s 19th largest importer during 1999-2001, averaging 542,333 metric tons.

Additional Access Granted to U.S. Market

None.

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