On Saturday 26th October, Morocco and the United Kingdom sealed a comprehensive association agreement which, in the context of bilateral relations, restores all the advantages they accorded each other under the terms of the Agreement Morocco-European Union Association.
The Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa Dr Andrew Murrison and the Moroccan Foreign Minister H.E. Nasser Bourita have agreed the text of the UK-Morocco Association Agreement.
Morocco and the United Kingdom have emphasised by signing this agreement, the excellent bilateral relations and friendship linking the two countries in a framework of respect and mutual trust. Both parties have reiterated their willingness to further strengthen their partnership and take it to a strategic level.
This Agreement replicates the effects of the existing EU-Morocco Association Agreement, both the trade related aspects and the broad scope of the political and cooperation provisions, to ensure continuity in the trading and wider bilateral relationship between Morocco and the UK, when the UK ceases to be bound by that agreement.
In signing the Association Agreement, both parties have ensured certainty for businesses, consumers and investors following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Bilateral trade between the UK and Morocco is already worth over £2 billion. This bilateral treaty provides a platform from which to deepen the trade and investment relationship between the UK’s and Morocco’s complementary economies.
This agreement provides the ongoing strategic framework for continuity of supply of our excellent Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil from this fantastic new source.