Jordan pavilion opens at New York’s food show

7. New York Food Show
A booth in the Jordanian pavilion at the Fancy Food Exhibition in New York on June 12, 2021. (Photo: Petra)

AMMAN — A Jordanian pavilion was inaugurated at the Summer Fancy Food Show, which opened in New York on Sunday evening, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Jordanian food firms and manufacturers are taking part in the in the pavilion, which was organized by the Jordanian Exporters Association (JEA) and the Ministry of Investment.

A JEA statement on Monday said the Investment Ministry’s secretary-general, Zaher Al-Qtarneh, who inaugurated the pavilion, lauded the Jordanian participation in the largest US food show, saying it is an opportunity for Jordanian enterprises to showcase national products, meet new trading partners, and access new markets.

He asserted the ministry’s commitment to supporting Jordanian firms participating in global events, pointing to a free trade agreement signed with the US, saying Washington is an important commercial partner of the Kingdom.

JEA chief Ahmed Al-Khudari said the 16th Jordanian participation in the event in New York will enable Jordanian enterprises to be exposed to the latest developments in the industry, exchange expertise, and make new trade deals.

He said that Jordanian products are of high quality, and therefore have a great chance to compete in the American market.

The US-Jordan free trade agreement, signed 22 years ago, has significantly increased Jordanian exports to “one of the strongest markets”, he added.

The Jordanian food industry, he maintained, has notably developed through the years in terms of quality and competitive prices, thus reaching more than 142 markets worldwide.

Jordanian exports to the US increased by 30 percent in 2021 to JD1.58 billion, up from JD1.22 billion in 2020.

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