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Committee in the works to address concerns of industrialists, investors — Shamali

By JT - Nov 26,2022 - Last updated at Nov 26,2022

Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Yousef Shamali and President of the Jordan Chamber of Industry Fathi Jaghbir during a meeting with representatives of the industrial sector on Saturday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — A committee, headed by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply secretary general, is set to be formed to follow up on concerns of industrialists and investors on a daily basis, Minister Yousef Shamali said on Saturday.

During a meeting with representatives of the industrial sector, Shamali stressed the government's seriousness in cooperating with the private sector in implementation of Royal directives in order to activate a “true partnership” between the two sectors, mainly at the industrial level due to its important role in supporting the national economy and job creation, Al Mamlaka TV reported.

The minister said that the Economic Modernisation Vision outlines a roadmap for the next stage to develop the national economy. Nine sectorial councils from the private sector have been established to identify the needs of the workforce and consequently reduce unemployment rates. 

In this regard, he said that he hopes that the percentage of Jordanian factory labourers can reach 100 per cent.

As for industrialists' interactions with the Jordan Customs Department (JCD), the minister said that there is a development programme for the department to facilitate and simplify procedures for importers and exporters. All institutions working at the borders will be annexed to the JCD in order to expedite procedures, he added.

Shamali said that the Kingdom's economic situation is stable and witnessing growth, noting that Jordan passed the fifth review of the International Monetary Fund that resulted in increasing the credit classification of Jordan to B+, noting that inflation rates in the Kingdom are among the lowest in the region.  

President of the Jordan Chamber of Industry Fathi Jaghbir called for facilitating the access of Jordanian industrial products to the civil service consumer corporation, and to address any obstacle preventing the product’s entry into major markets in the Kingdom.

The meeting also focused on several issues of interest to the industrial sector, such as reducing production costs, helping the sector in financial issues, marketing and improving the business environment and facilitating e-government procedures, mainly those pertaining to licensing.

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