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Exclamation Problems with multi-vehicle imports

Talking to Peter Buitelaar yesterday, it seems that with very recent effect the rules regarding temporary importation of vehicles have changed and you are now limited to one vehicle per person. If there's two people in a motorhome with a scooter on the back, that's OK even though one person might be driving/riding both, but one person in a 4x4 towing a trailer with a motorbike is not.

This could create chaos for anyone bringing in a truck load of bikes with clients flying in to pick them up later.

Peter's wife, Zineb, has spoken to the head honcho of customs in Ouarzazate to check the situation out and it was described to her as "a new law".

Maybe this is the time to befriend a fellow ferry passenger and offer them a lift.
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Hi Tim,

Sounds interesting. Wonder what will happen when the Spanish and French tourists with quads on trailers arrive for Semana Santa this year.

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Foreign companies organizing tours in Morocco have to have a Moroccan registration from 01/2014 somehow, to have no problem with this. I have been told by a custom officer last november....

Don't know any further details, sorry.

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I was under the impression that was to restrict the number of 'rally raids' taking place in Morocco, and I don't think it's anything to do with the above (but I could be wrong).

Peter has a Moroccan 'patent' (business registration) yet reckons he's affected along with everyone else.
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This is not good news. If it's true WHY ???

Do the Moroccans not realise this will deter tourists and loose the country revenue, plus many small buisnesses will suffer and loose income.

If true my trip this year (myself, bike and van) won't be possible
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I´ve great problems last year when I carried my bike into my 4x4. I stayed for four hours negotiating with the customs inspectors.
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I guess that is nothing really new. From the end of 2012 is this trip report from a swiss guy.

You may need google translate for understanding:

http://www.offroad-forum.de/viewtopic.php?t=61475&highlight=

He run into serios problems, because he had bought an new car and arrived with them. The old one was still in the computers of the border guys, from previous trips he had done in marroco.

Looks like the car dont was sucessfully unregistered, on his last border crossing...

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When you leave Morocco at the end of a trip, always retain the third part of your D16ter which shows that your vehicle was correctly exported. I carry each of these for all of the vehicles I've ever taken to Morocco.

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He run into serious problems, because he had bought an new car and arrived with them. The old one was still in the computers of the border guys, from previous trips he had done in marroco.
That's a different problem, and one I had in the 1970s when the exit of my Triumph Vitesse wasn't recorded.
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"Triumph Vitesse" Fantastic car!
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Loved the car. Some photos: 1972-2010: Morocco then and now photos
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Great pics Tim, thx, 40yrs time flies hey!? Love the car, parents had a Herald, but always liked the six-cylinder engine of the Vitesse.

"Club Med vacation village" LOL those were the days. I joineda ship in Agadir in 1981 ish, haven't been back since, might do next trip, don't really want to though.Thx again, cheers Mark
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Any issues with trailers? Do they need to be registered/insured in the same jurisdiction?

We hope to drive back down to Africa with our '82 LandCruiser but we hope to pick up a utility trailer while we are in Germany so that would be regestered in Germany (I think).

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I am thinking, planing to go to Morocco via Spain next year and I have read about Temporary Import paper work that can be obtained on line, can anyone help direct me to the right place for the paperwork. I will be traveling on my V-Strom, camping with my wife.

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Hi Anthony,
the link to the Moroccan Customs online form is here.

There are some instructions on how to fill the form here.

You don't have to do this form in advance online; you can also do it on arrival.
It just saves a bit of time and hassle, that's all.

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