Barrier fiches result
|Title||Export licenses for gelidium, algae and agar agar|
|Creation Date||24 Nov 2011|
|Last update/check||24 Nov 2011|
|Sector||Agriculture and Fisheries|
|Measure||Quantitative Restrictions and Related Measures|
On 29 June 2010 Morocco imposed a quantitative limit for conservation purposes to the amount of "Gelidium" that can be harvested (5440 t/year). On 7 July 2010 raw algae and agar agar were also added to the list of products the exportation of which is subject to export licenses limited in 2010 to 1208 t of raw algae and 805 t of agar agar (which meant 20% of domestic production).
This issue has been raised at the Association Committee in October 2010 and other meetings with the Moroccan Authorities. On 17 December 2010 a letter was sent to the Moroccan Authorities requesting the abolition of the quota and releasing the stocks of algae. An additional email was sent in April 2011, without any formal answer from the Moroccan authorities.
|Date barrier was reported||29 JUN 2010|