Customs revenues stand at JD871mln in first half 2022-JCD head

[18-09-2022 08:51 PM]

Ammon News - Value of customs revenues during the first half of 2022 amounted to JD871.2 million, compared to JD811.3 million during the same period last year, despite drop in customs duties,Director General of Jordan Customs Department (JCD), Jalal Qudah, announced.

In an interview with "Petra" on Sunday, he noted 50% of customs tariff is exempt, and 43% of its value is subject to a 5% fee, while 7% imposes 15% and 25% levies, which often includes industries and products that have a local alternative, in a move to protect Jordan-made products.

JCD, in the current stage, attaches "remarkable" importance to "National Window for Trade" Project, to facilitate the "safe" international trade movement, promote investment, and improve government services provide to citizens, he noted.

This project aims to implement mechanisms to network local, regional and international trade and allow flexibility for logistics services, in accordance with best global practices without affecting oversight bodies, he said.

This project, he noted, is a platform to provide data for the purpose of managing, exchanging and processing them synchronously, and making orchestrated decisions to carry out customs clearance processes in the supply chain, in an organized manner.

This process is done, in line with laws, regulations and legislative tools under a unified government portal to implement all official procedures related to import and export operations, he pointed out.

In addition, he said "National Window for Trade" Project aims to improve Jordan's position in international reports, increase national economy's competitiveness, including port of Aqaba, remove duplicate and conflicting tasks of government departments and unify their functions.

This window would also reduce burden of gov't customs procedures, reach effective national risk management, reduce commodity clearance time, reduce cost, and enhance integrity and transparency, he noted.

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