Witnessed by Presiden Xi Jinping and King Mohammed VI of Morocco, AQSIQ Minister Mr. Zhi Shuping signed with Morocco Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Mr. Aziz Akhannouch the MOU on import and export food safety between AQSIQ and Morocco Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries at the Great Hall of the People on May 11, 2016.
China and Morocco are mutually important trade partners. In recent years, the bilateral economic and trade coopeartion have been developing continuously and the bilateral trade as a whole has been stable. In 2015, the bilateral trade volume reached 3.43 billiion US dollars. To serve the healthy development of China-Morocoo bilateral relations, for many years AQSIQ has been continuously pushing forward the cooperation in the area of inspection and quarantine with Morocoo. Especially in the framework of China-Africa strategy, the cooepartion in the area of inspection and quarantine between China and Morocco has developed deeper and more extensive, and many achievements have been made.
Based on this MOU, China and Morocoo will establish an import and export food safety mechanism, strengthen relevant information, technology and management communication and coopeattion and jointly elevate food safety guarantee capacity and, under the prerequsite of safety, further facilitate China-Morocoo trade development.