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Wednesday 17 November 2021

Fifteenth Anniversary of Morocco/US FTA Celebrated in Berkane

Fifteenth Anniversary of Morocco/US FTA Celebrated in Berkane

The 15th anniversary of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Morocco and the United States of America was celebrated, Tuesday, in a unit of citrus packaging in the city of Berkane.

The Chargé d'Affaires at the Embassy of the United States of America in Morocco, David Greene visited this factory of a citrus export group, as it prepares to send to the United States its first delivery of clementines and oranges of the season.

This plant contributes to the 45,000 tons of citrus that Morocco exports to the United States each year, under the FTA that benefits hundreds of American and Moroccan companies.

In a statement to the press on this occasion, Greene noted that Morocco is so far the only country in Africa to have concluded an FTA with the United States, adding that since the signing of this agreement, the volume of trade between the two countries has increased fivefold to 5 billion dollars per year.

This dynamic has led to the creation of thousands of job opportunities for citizens of both countries, he stressed, indicating that this visit is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the fruitful relationship between Morocco and the United States.

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