60 women-owned businesses benefit from export program

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AMMAN — About 60 companies benefited from the Women Exporters Program to qualify women-owned businesses for exporting their products, the Jordan Exporters Association (JEA) said Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

In a statement reported by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, JEA said the 6-year Women Exporters Program is implemented in cooperation with Canada's Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) under an agreement signed in 2019.

The agreement aims to increase women's participation in trade and raise the share of exports generated by small and medium-sized (SMEs) companies, managed and owned by women, JEA said.

JEA Chairman Ahmad Al-Khudari said the program is in line with the association’s vision to empower businesswomen by stimulating their export experience and improving their knowledge in accessing global markets.

Additionally, he added, women-owned SMEs, including companies from the food industries and Dead Sea products, “were trained how to be export-ready, particularly to the Canadian market which is full of promising opportunities for Jordanian products”.

He said exports were facilitated by the Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement, which came into force in 2012.

Jordan’s exports to Canada increased in 2021 to JD50 million, compared with JD44 million in 2020.

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