Jordan cell-phone imports at JD75m in H1 2023

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AMMAN — Jordan imported about 750,000 mobile phones at a value of JD75 million in the first half of the year, with a remarkable decline from past years, according to Vision Association for Mobile Devices Investors.اضافة اعلان

About 410,000 cell phone devices were imported at a value of JD43 million during Q1 2023, and 342,000, worth JD32 million were imported in Q2, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

China exports the most cell phones to Jordan, followed by India and South Korea, Ahmad Alloush, head of the association, said.

A 16% tax
However, Alloush pointed out that imports dropped from 2022, where they amounted to JD174 million, and marked a decline of about 16 percent from 2021. He attributed the downward trend to the imposition of a 16 percent tax on cellular devices.

He said that financial statements in the last three years showed a significant tax impact on sales, especially as cell phones have become a necessity, not a luxury.

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