Cargo shipment association urges gov’t to encourage trade with Syria

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AMMAN — The president of the Association of the Owners ofCargo Shipment and Clearance Companies, Deif Allah Hussein Abu Aqoula, urged the Jordanian government to facilitate bilateral trade between Jordan and Syria and remove obstacles preventing the increase of Jordanian exports to Syria and imports from it. He noted that trade is at its lowest levels since the reopening of the Jaber border crossing.اضافة اعلان

Abu Aqoula stated that the movement of trucks between the two sides has decreased to 100 trucks per day, compared to the previous 1000 trucks, significantly affecting transportation and trade. He emphasized that Syria used to be Jordan's gateway to export to Europe, with 2500 trucks loaded with vegetables and fruits entering per day from Jordan, Jo23 News reported.

He also urged the Jordanian government to establish a joint Jordanian-Syrian free market due to the proximity between the two countries. This move could contribute to increasing import and export activities and reducing transportation costs.

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