JCC urges taxation of online foreign purchases


27-02-2021 03:11 PM

Ammon News - Representative of the Garment and Jewelry Sector at the Jordan Chamber of Commerce Asad Qawasmi on Saturday called on the government to tax items and goods bought online from outside the Kingdom.

It followed a recent government decision to expand a customs duty exemption for goods bought and shipped from abroad for personal use. According to the decision, individuals can now buy and ship packages from abroad provided the value of a package does not exceed JD200.

Before the new decision, the exemption was JD100 per package. Still, a fixed 10-per cent fee will be collected on packages the value worth JD200 or less.

Qawasmi stressed the need to ensure justice for the conventional trade sector, which he said pays taxes and fees and incur operating costs while e-commerce pays much less. He indicated that the apparel, footwear and textile sector is the hardest-hit sector by online shopping.

He emphasized that the commercial sector supports e-commerce, but on the condition that there are fair standards to control it.




  • no comments

Notice
All comments are reviewed and posted only if approved.
Ammon News reserves the right to delete any comment at any time, and for any reason, and will not publish any comment containing offense or deviating from the subject at hand, or to include the names of any personalities or to stir up sectarian, sectarian or racial strife, hoping to adhere to a high level of the comments as they express The extent of the progress and culture of Ammon News' visitors, noting that the comments are expressed only by the owners.
name : *
email
show email
comment : *
Verification code : Refresh
write code :