On Wednesday, the Jordan Trade Facilitation Portal went live online, as part of the “improving business environment for small and medium-sized enterprises” project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Netherlands.
The project is jointly implemented by Jordan, the International Trade Center (ITC) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).
The Jordan Trade Facilitation Portal offers useful information on foreign trade and simple steps to import, export and transit more than 70 products. It also provides lists of procedures and documents to be submitted at different stages.
Additionally, the portal offers legal information, free trade agreements, rules of origin and service allowance. It also provides an automated answering machine for quick inquiries on the requirements and terms of trade in the Kingdom.
Comments from JCD and ITC
Director-General of the Jordan Customs Department, Jalal Qudah, stressed that the launch of the portal is part of government plans to include economic sectors in digital transformation. This fosters a stable investment environment and enhances the competitiveness of the Jordanian small and medium-sized enterprises, he added.
A Project Manager at the ITC, Raghad Tali, said the portal is a instrument to improve transparency and access to information, enhance cooperation between border control agencies and prop up dialogue between the public and private sectors, as well as the revision and simplification of procedures.
Source: Jordanian Trade Facilitation Portal and Petra News