Value Added Services (VAS) in Morocco are covered under the reporting system, under Articles 5, 17 and 18 of Law No. 24-96 postal and telecommunications services. This method requires filing with the ANRT of a declaration of intent to open a service.
The terms of the declarative system for VAS are defined under decision ANRT/DG/N° 12/08 of 4 August 2008 (published in the Official Gazette issue No. 5680 dated November 6, 2008).
The declaration file for commercializing value-added services consists of the following parts:
The application fees are flat and non-refundable.
Administrations and public institutions are exempt from paying this fee.
In the case where the provision of value added services is made jointly by two or more entities organized under a group, an application file must be provided for each entity, the only difference is that management fees need to be paid only once for the handling of the grouped application file.
Payment of the application fees can be made by:
When the payment is made by bank transfer or cash deposit to one of ANRT's accounts, the applicant must state the company name on the payment receipt.
The application fees are due, these are non-refundable under any circumstance.
The declaration file can be either:
When sending the file electronically or by fax, the original file must be sent to the ANRT in a period not exceeding one (01) months from the date the declaration was sent (by fax or email). Once the original application file is received, the ANRT delivers the acknowledgement of receipt.
Once the declaration file is complete, the ANRT delivers an acknowledgement of receipt and one or several tag(s). This tag is to be displayed in the location the provision of value-added service is to be performed.
The acknowledgement of receipt issued by the ANRT does not mean permission to use or borrow the public domain or third-party properties. It does not replace the agreements, permits and related certification that need to be requested and obtained from the authorities concerned in accordance with the regulations.
The validity of the first statement on the provision of value-added services is as follows:
Renewal of the declaration provision of value added services is delivered to the following periods:
Renewal is subject to payment of processing fees. These costs amount to:
Renewal fees are not refundable.
The application for renewal of a declaration must be filed with the ANRT or sent to it before the deadline. In case the request is received one month after its due date, it is handled as a new application for a declaration, pursuant to Articles 3 to 5 of the aforementioned decision ANRT/DG/12/08.
Service Déclarations et Services à Valeur Ajoutée