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Refuting media reports, Finance Ministry says hybrid car imports, clearance up by 76%

Disputing media reports, the ministry added that the import and clearance of hybrid cars during the first half of the year exceeded the number of imports before the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago. (P
Disputing media reports, the ministry added that the import and clearance of hybrid cars during the first half of the year exceeded the number of imports before the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago. (Photo: Unsplash)
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Finance on Tuesday announced that the number of imported and cleared hybrid cars increased by 76 percent until June 20, compared to a 48.3-percent increase during the same period in 2020, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

Disputing media reports, the ministry added that the import and clearance of hybrid cars during the first half of the year exceeded the number of imports before the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago.

On Monday, head of the Jordanian Free Zone Investor Association, Muhammad Al-Bustanji told the press that the monthly average of hybrid vehicle clearance has dropped by more that 50 percent in 2021, compared to the monthly clearance average in 2020.

In a press statement on Monday, Bustanji indicated that the monthly clearance rate of hybrid cars during 2020 stood at some 1,600 vehicles, in comparison to a monthly average of 650 vehicles during 2021. He added that the drop in the clearance of vehicles with hybrid engines was due to the hike of taxes levied on them from 5 percent to 45 percent.

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