JEA lauds government decision to introduce export-oriented reciprocity

[20-11-2021 12:50 PM]

Ammon News - Head of the Jordan Exporters Association (JEA), Ahmad Khudari, stressed the importance of the government's recent decision to implement principle of reciprocity with countries that impose technical and administrative obstacles to entry of Jordanian industrial exports.

In his interview with "Petra," on Saturday, Khudari said this step achieves justice and fairness for the national industry, especially with countries that impede flow of Jordanian goods into their markets by imposing complex procedures and restrictions.

Khudari noted the decision to implement reciprocity, which will take effect as of the beginning of next year, comes as a result of repeated demands by Jordan's industrial sector over years, which is viewed as one of its most basic right and an opportunity to stimulate national economy.

This step would compel the countries from which Jordan imports to reconsider their restrictions on national exports by facilitating their flow into their markets, he noted.

Imposing a prior registration on the Kingdom's imports contributes to increasing the share of the national industry within the local market, which is reflected in increased production and creation of more job opportunities in light of high unemployment rates, according to Khudair.

The government, he hoped, will continue to support the national industry by applying reciprocity with countries that impede the entry of Jordanian products into their markets.

Khudari said restrictions imposed by countries, especially Arab nations, are "negatively" affecting national exports and threatening to lose important markets to the Jordanian industry.

Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Youssef Shamali had informed the industrial sector that Jordan would begin early next year to apply reciprocity with countries that put obstacles, in the way of the entry of Jordanian industrial exports.


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