It makes its decisions and recommendations by mutual agreement between the two parties. 3. Paragraph 1 applies to all trade shows, fairs or public exhibitions or similar shows that are not held for private purposes in shops or commercial premises for the sale of foreign products and during which the products remain under customs control. The overall aim of the negotiations is to create new trade and investment opportunities and to ensure better integration of the Moroccan economy into the EU internal market. The DCFTA also aims to support the economic reforms under way in Morocco and to bring Moroccan legislation closer to that of the EU in trade-related areas. (b) relating to the manufacture or trade of arms, ammunition or war materials for research, development or production purposes, which are essential for defence purposes, provided that these measures do not affect the conditions of competition for products not intended for military purposes; Agricultural trade is the responsibility of three bilateral agricultural agreements negotiated between the EFTA state (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland/Liechtenstein) and Morocco. They provide for significant concessions on both sides, taking into account the respective sensitivities. Each agreement contains specific rules of origin, usually based on “fully preserved” criteria. Intellectual property protection provisions include, among other things, patents, trademarks, copyrights and geographical indications. The level of protection in some areas goes beyond the level of protection established by the WTO agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property, taking into account the principles of treatment of the most favoured nation and national treatment.
In 2004, Morocco signed the Agadir Agreement with Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia. This has forced all parties to remove all tariffs on trade between them and to harmonize their legislation on customs standards and procedures. The Agadir agreement came into force in July 2006 and is implemented by the Agadir technical unit in Amman. As part of the agreement, the parties agree: intellectual, industrial and commercial property includes copyright, including copyright on computer programs, as well as neighbouring rights, trademarks and geographical descriptions, including appellations of origin, industrial designs, patents, configuration plans (topographies) of integrated circuits, protection of undisclosed information and protection from unfair competition, in accordance with Article 10, point a), of the Paris Convention on the Protection of Industrial Property in the 1967 Stockholm Dossier.