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Online platform to strengthen Jordan-Palestine trade — ACC

By JT - Sep 08,2019 - Last updated at Sep 08,2019

Delegates attend a meeting between Amman and Ramallah-Bireh chambers of commerce and industry on Sunday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — The Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is ready to create an online platform providing access to business opportunities in Jordan and Palestine, ACC President Khalil Hajj Tawfiq said on Sunday. 

The platform would also include an array of data on the members of chambers of commerce and facilitate the exchange of information to track the needs of the two countries’ markets, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

Hajj Tawfiq’s remarks came during a meeting between the ACC’s board of directors and the chamber of commerce and industry of Palestinian governorate Ramallah-Bireh, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The meeting between the two chambers addressed the prospects of establishing a permanent exhibition for Palestinian products at the ACC’s headquarters for promotional purposes. 

Hajj Tawfiq pointed to the existence of 108,000 commercial institutions registered in Amman, 50,000 of which are registered with the ACC, operating in the agriculture, service and commercial sectors. 

Trade exchange between Jordan and Palestine has yet to reach its potential, Hajj Tawfiq said, noting that the value of Jordanian exports to Palestine stood at $78 million during the first half of this year, compared with $22 million in imports. 

The ACC president highlighted the chamber’s willingness to cooperate on the enhancement of relations between the two countries through an expansion of the base of Jordanian products in the Palestinian market and facilitating the passage of Palestinian goods to foreign countries, according to Petra.  

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