Jordan’s pharma sector goes global: Quality leads the way

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AMMAN— Jordanian pharmaceutical and medical supplies industries have transitioned from local to global, supported by advancements in quality and competitiveness over the past quarter of a century. This strategic industry has positioned the Kingdom among the most advanced nations in this field.اضافة اعلان

Since assuming constitutional powers, His Majesty King Abdullah has shown particular interest in the pharmaceutical and medical supplies sector, especially pharmaceuticals. Under his leadership, this sector has ascended to international prominence, opening new horizons for Jordanian companies to transcend borders with high-quality competitive products, Al-Ghad reported.

Dr. Fadi Al-Atrash, the representative of the pharmaceutical and medical supplies sectors at the Jordan Chamber of Industry, emphasized its vital role, highlighting its tangible successes and developments. He affirmed the commitment to international standards and competitiveness.

The sector has witnessed remarkable progress over the years, achieving significant growth and offering high-quality products accepted both locally and globally. This is attributed to innovation and diligent efforts by industrial establishments.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the sector demonstrated its resilience, meeting the increased local demand for medical supplies and exporting a portion of its production.

The sector's contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is substantial, reflecting its role in driving sustainable development and enhancing the Kingdom's economy.

Employing nearly 10,000 workers, with 98 percent being Jordanians, the sector emphasizes the utilization of the local workforce across various levels.

With over 70 production lines focusing on generic branded drugs, the sector adheres to high international quality standards, solidifying its position as a producer of guaranteed quality medicines.

The pharmaceutical and medical supplies sector comprises 151 facilities within the Kingdom, with registered capital totaling approximately JD341 million. Additionally, there are 15 Jordanian factories operating abroad.

Over the past two decades, Jordan's pharmaceutical industry has transitioned from a local to a global industry, backed by significant support from His Majesty, aiming for self-reliance, global market openness, and ensuring the Kingdom's pharmaceutical security.

In 2023, the sector achieved a significant leap in exports, reaching JD620 million, with products reaching over 77 countries worldwide.

The sector aims to increase exports to over JD2.1 billion by 2033, enhance value-added to approximately JD1.7 billion, increase employment to 16,000 workers, and attract investments totaling around JD1.1 billion.

The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) also plays a crucial role in supporting and developing the pharmaceutical industry through continuous monitoring, introducing modern regulations, and enhancing industry standards.

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