Postal parcels flood Jordanian market

Sultan Allan, Textile and Ready made Clothes Syndicate. (Photo: Jordan News Agency, Petra)

AMMAN — The number of postal parcels sent to Jordan increased by 42 percent in the first half of 2022, compared with the same period of 2021, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

Data released by the Textile and Ready made Clothes Syndicate revealed that postal parcels that arrived in Jordan through the Queen Alia International Airport during the first half of 2022 reached 598,000 parcels, compared with 422,000 parcels during the same period of 2021.

Syndicate President Sultan Allan pointed out that 85 percent of the postal parcels which arrived in the Kingdom include clothes and shoes, which confirms the negative impact on importers and traditional traders working in the sector. 

He said that the “problem is becoming more and more intrusive on our traditional trade.” 

He noted that the figures confirm that there is an imbalance in the clothing and footwear sector trade in terms of a state of decline in activity, weak markets and a significant decline in demand.  

He explained that the numbers of postal parcels confirm that citizens have purchasing power, but it is not being spent to support the national economy. He maintained that companies abroad are benefitting from Jordanian business.

Allan also pointed to the absence of control over imported goods, and the reluctance of international brands to expand and invest in Jordan, noting that many fake duplicates of brands pass through parcel post without supervision.

He stressed the importance of achieving justice in the fees and taxes, whether the goods are imported through postal parcels or through merchants, in addition to equality between the two, considering that it is a a right for the consumer and the citizen to buy items of their choice.

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