Prohibited or suspected goods and services

                    Prohibited or suspected goods and services

is an advertisement site that brings together purchasers and salesmen. Buy, and sale operations, and the settlement of these, takes place outside the site; is not involved in the transactions.

Sale and purchase of objects and services on is permitted in principle if the trade has not been prohibited by national or international laws and legislation. The main point is that an object or service that offline can be sold, can generally also be sold using .

Moreover, has also its rules concerning placing advertisements and the use of its platform. In some cases deviates from the above main point and prohibits, according to its rules, offering some objects and services, even if the trade in these is not prohibited by the applying laws and legislation.

For your convenience we have accomplished a list of suspected and prohibited objects and services. This list includes examples of items and services that are prohibited by law and therefore cannot be traded through , for example the provision of drugs. Moreover there are objects and services which are not prohibited by definition, but this may be well, and therefore requires your attention. Such as offering objects of well-known marks. For example, after making a famous brand bag, the bag may not be offered. If it's an original bag of known brand, then yes.

Pay attention! This list provides only directives and is not exhaustive.  As a user of , you are responsible to examine whether the offer of certain property and services is legal. If you doubt concerning the admissibility of trading certain objects or services, please contact an authoritative or claimant.

A summary offence of our policy can lead to one or more of the following actions:

•          Your advertisement can be removed (without refund of the advertisement tariff)

•          Your account can be suspended

•          Your data can be passed on to justice or to a claimant

Cooperate with to keep safety

 If you notice prohibited, suspected or questionable objects or services, you can match us using the "Report This AD" button below each advertisement. Our staff will review and examine your tips and where necessary take action.

List of prohibited and suspected objects and services

•          Stocks, bonds and other securities

•          Offensive material 

•          Alcohol 

•          Protected animals, products of animals and plants

•          Cultural heritage

•          Defective and / or retrieved objects

•          Drugs 

•          Property of the government 

 

  • Explosive objects, hazardous substances and other detrimental material

•          Financial products and services (savings, lending, investment and insurance)

•          Faceplates of car radio and/or navigation systems 

•          Medicines 

•          Stolen things 

•          Illegal objects and activities 

•          Chances and pyramid schemes

•          Identity papers and licenses from the government

•          Food

•          Medical appliances 

•          People, body parts and body substances

•          Mod-chips

•          Objects which make violation on the intellectual property rights of others 

•          Pornographic and erotic contents 

•          Tobacco 

•          False currency and postage stamps 

•          Mailing lists and personal details 

•          Weapons, knives and related objects

What are the rules for the offering of shares, stocks and other securities?

Answer

 It is not permitted to offer or ask for securities on . These would include shares, stocks, bonds, obligations, warrants, options and other forms of investment in businesses or property.

An exception on this is older securities that do not represent fair value anymore. These may be claimed collectible.

Property papers in time-sharing projects (share in a piece of property as Hapimag shares) stand right to securities, and for this reason are not permitted on .

The financial sector in Morocco is strictly regulated in the Act on Financial Supervision. Moroccan Financial Markets Authority (CDVM) is the main regulator in Morocco in this field.

How does react under offensive material?

 Answer

 Advertisements which contain offending, discriminating, hateful, violent or offensive material or propagate are not allowed. Also aggressive and racist statements, inciting riots, terrorist propaganda and political statements are not permitted.

Under offensive or embarrassing material can also fall advertisements concerning natural disasters or human tragedies. Exceptions are advertisements which have perceptible social, artistic or historical value.

preserves themselves the right for advertisements removes when:

•          Offensive material is offered or is graphically reflected asked, and/or is propagated.

•          The contents of the advertisement are found as unsuitable or inappropriate.

What are the rules for offering alcohol?

 Answer

 It is not permitted to offer or ask for alcohol or strong spirits on .

The trade in alcohol is prohibited in Islam.

We would like to note that it is the responsibility of the seller and the buyer to check and pay attention.

preserves themselves the right for advertisements removes when:

  • Alcohol and/or strong spirits is offered or asked

  • The contents of the advertisement are found as unsuitable or inappropriate.

What are the rules for the provision of protected animals, and products of animals and plants?

Answer

It is not allowed in to offer or to ask for protected (native and exotic) species and to offer or to ask for products from protected animals or plants. It is also not allowed in to offer or ask for animal species that are legally forbidden to keep.

Ivory

It is not permitted to offer ivory or ivory products unless they are made before June 1, 1947 (these are regarded as antiques). The seller should state that it is a product made before 1947, in that case, explicitly in the advertisement - certificates. Raw ivory (like smooth ivory tusks and a rhinoceros horn), is absolutely not allowed.

Laws and regulations

Trade in and possession of protected animals, animal products and plants is subject to strict rules. In Morocco, these rules are included more in the GTY. This law is listed by EU directives on the protection of species  (the Habitats Directive, Birds Directive) and the international CITES treaty for trade in endangered species (Convention on International Trade in Engage Rend Species) . In addition, it follows different rules from the EU Regulation on the protection of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein.

Examples of protected animals and animal products that are not permitted on , (partly based on CITES Lists of protected species):

• African and Asian elephants, including ivory, skin and hair

• Greater monkey species (such as orangutans and chimpanzees) and some other monkeys (such as gibbons and lemurs)

• Most bear species (like big pandas and black bears)

• Some exotic birds (including many types of South American parrots, eagles and falcons), including stuffed (predatory) birds

• Caviar, ordinary or short nose sturgeon

• Rhinos, including ivory

• Some species of reptiles (such as crocodiles)

• Some turtle species (such as the green turtle), including their shields

• Tigers, leopards, panthers, Asiatic lions, Eurasian and Iberian lynx, including the products that are made of their skin, teeth, bones and meat

• Whales, dolphins and porpoises, including bone and ivory work

What are the rules for the sale of cultural goods?

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Most of these goods may not be legally traded. With the increasing demand for art and antiques, unfortunately the illegal trade in some legally protected art and antiques turned into (called cultural). Stolen artifacts also cannot be offered. For example objects of special cultural, historical or scientific value (such as manuscripts). Morocco's supplies at national and international level contribute to the fight against illicit trade. 

In recent centuries, many of these valuable objects have been illegally removed from their original environment. National and international measures have been taken to 'plundering' counter. Trade in such goods can therefore be illegal and thus constitute a risk of criminal prosecution.

There are several detection services that are responsible of checking if you're sticking to these rules. If you don't stick to these rules, then you risk paying refund to the country where it comes from.

Ask questions, research and check.

Make sure that some country's people are not robbed of their legally protected cultural heritage. Let your sense speak and trust your instincts: if something looks too good to be true, it's usually true. For example if a cultural object is offered for an extremely low price, you can assume that it's an illegal trade or that it’s counterfeit.

For more information on import and export of cultural goods, please contact the customs. They can tell you whether an object may be, or not performed. Customs can also advise on permits. Permits can also be obtained for the export of Moroccan cultural property legally protected with them.   

On the “Red Lists of the International Council of Museums” (ICOM) are examples of objects with pictures from Afghanistan, Iraq, China, Africa and South America, where you should be alerted and sure that it is properly carried out legally.

What are the rules for the provision of defective and / or retrieved objects?

 Answer

It is not permitted on to offer or ask for objects Recalled by a manufacturer. If an offered object is defective, it should be explicitly stated in the advertisement.

Objects called back by a manufacturer can cause a danger for the public health or security.  They have been removed from the market for a reason, and therefore should not still be sold on .

Trade Prohibition in certain animals

On the basis of this law can be put among other rules concerning sale, offering for sale, purchase, rental, delivery and marketing of animals. It is not permitted on to offer or to ask for animals which a trade prohibition applies.

 It is the responsibility of the user to comply with these rules.

What is the policy of concerning drugs?

Answer 

It is not permitted on to offer or to ask for drugs, or products for the use or the manufacture of drugs.

What is the policy of regarding government property?

Answer

It is not allowed on to offer or request objects owned from the government. In addition, Ballots and choose Passes  are not permitted on .

What is the policy of regarding explosive objects, hazardous substances and other detrimental material? 

Answer

It is not allowed on to offer or ask for explosive objects, hazardous substances and other materials that could menace health, safety and / or cause environmental harm.

The sale of detrimental or dangerous goods (such as explosives, radioactive materials, flammable gases, liquids and solids, toxic substances ) is strictly regulated, among other things concerning Their transportation.

What are the rules for offering financial products and services (savings, lending, investment and insurance)?

Answer

Providers of financial products which do not comply with the legislation (Act on Financial supervision) are not allowed on . For counseling, mediation and sales of financial products, it is often required to be licensed by Financial Markets Authority (CDVM).

Moreover, also offering or asking for financial qualifications is not permitted on .

The CDVM also supervises on advertising providers of loans and other financial products, such that they are not misleading.

What is the policy of regarding stolen objects?

Answer

It is not allowed on to trade on stolen objects. Also, this is not allowed for products whose unique serial number has been removed or modified. Both buyers and sellers of objects should make sure that the origin of goods they are buying is lawful.

What is the policy of regarding illegal objects and activities?

Answer

It is not permitted on to offer objects and activities which are illegal, or whose use may be illegal. 

What are the rules for offering games of chance and pyramid schemes?

Answer

 It is not permitted on to offer prohibited games of chance, pyramid schemes, gambling products, lottery tickets and Online gambling sites.

What is the policy of with respect to Moroccan identity papers and licenses of the government?

 Answer

 It is not permitted on to offer identity papers, licenses and equipment of the police force, armed forces or other law enforcement officials. It concerns particularly objects with which the person can be identified as law enforcement official (police force, value transport employee etc.).

What are the rules for offering medical appliances?

 Answer

 It is not permitted to offer medical prescription for which a medical observation is necessary of a competent person (such as general practitioner and pharmacy). Also tools and appliances which have not been approved officially in Morocco cannot be offered.

What is the policy of concerning offering people, body parts and body substances?

 Answer

 It is not permitted on offering or asking for people, body parts, and body substances. An exception applies to hair strands and skulls and skeletons for educational aims. These are, however, permitted on .

What are the rules for offering mod-chips?

Answer

It is not permitted on to ask or offer services which have been especially devised under copyright protection.  This applies for example to mod-chips, games software and boot disks that, imported copies or versions of, can be played on consoles for private use.

What are objects that infringe the intellectual property rights of others?

Answer

It is not permitted on to trade objects or offer services which make violation on the intellectual property rights of others, such as copyrights, trademarks, field names and portrait rights.

What is the policy of regarding offering pornographic and erotic content?

Answer

It is not allowed to bid on objects or services with pornographic content. This is defined as the following: erotic statements, erotic-related products and / or services.

reserves the right to remove advertisements with erotic content (images and / or text).

What are the rules for offering software?

 Answer

 It is not permitted on to offer copies of software.

Software is generally protected by copyright and can be resold if you have authorization of the copyright holder (license). Before offering software or it services, you must check that you do not infringe or violate the rights of the holder.

What are the rules for offering cigarettes and tobacco?

 Answer

 It is not permitted on to offer or to ask for tobacco products. Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars and plum tobacco.. An exception applies to tobacco as a collector's item that is no longer available, is not at a retail trade and is not suitable or intended for consumption. These are, however, permitted on . The Food Safety Authority oversees the enforcement of the Tobacco Act.

What is the policy of regarding counterfeit currency and stamps?

Answer

It is not permitted to offer on foreign counterfeit currency and counterfeit stamps. This is also true for equipments such illegal objects that can be fabricated. Currency includes paper money, coins, stocks and other securities understood.

It is, however, permitted to offer old coins collections on .

What is the policy of regarding mailing lists and personal information?

Answer

It is not permitted on to offer or to ask for mailing lists and personal information. For example, names, addresses, phone numbers or other personal information understood. This also applies to objects, tools and software mainly designed for the sending of unsolicited commercial electronic messages (such as email and SMS). Spam activities by means of are also not allowed.

What are the rules for the provision of weapons, knives and related objects?

 Answer

 It is not permitted to offer or ask for weapons and objects related to it on . The legal rules regarding guns, knives and related objects are found in the Weapons and Ammunition Act legislation.

Also offering ammunition, cartridges, or part thereof, are prohibited in .

What do the different choices in our "Report on " system mean?

Answer

By using the 'Report to ' button at the bottom of an advertisement, you can inform about one from the following five options:

• Placed in the wrong section: when the advertisement is posted in the wrong section. You can also indicate to which section the advertisement belongs.

• Website listing: When there is a website listed in an advertisement, or a reference to a website (shown only in free ads and when this is not additional paid).

• Double posted: if the same advertisement is placed in several sections (this option is only shown at free advertisements).

• Contrary to the rules: when an advertisement is placed in conflict with the policies and conditions.

• Suspicious advertiser: when an advertisement is placed by a suspected advertiser.

When you create a report of an advertisement, an employee of is responsible of reviewing your report as soon as possible, and taking action if necessary. Every day thousands of messages are received and processed. We give priority to advertisements that have been reported by several people. Your messages are appreciated! So together, and with your help, we can keep organized.