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Local online sales ‘eating retail business’

By JT - Nov 21,2017 - Last updated at Nov 21,2017

AMMAN — Shopping online for clothes and shoes currently holds a 35 per cent market share in Jordan, a sector leader has said.

In remarks to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on Tuesday, President of the Garment Traders Association Sultan Allan said that e-shops have created a “complex dilemma for traditional garment and footwear traders”.  

Allan stressed that it is inequitable to keep an open door for the marketing of imported goods that compete unfairly with the local sector traders. He emphasised the need to complete a law regulating electronic shopping as most countries do. 

He claimed that exemptions are granted for postal packages that substantially exceeded the consumer needs, noting that the continuation of this imbalance will have serious repercussions on the garment and footwear trade sector and threaten their investments.

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