ACC adopts the plight of clearance, transport companies

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The council of the Amman Chamber of Commerce meets with members of the Association of Owners of Clearance and Transport Companies on February 16, 2022. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) announced its adoption of the demands of the Association of Owners of Clearance and Transport Companies affiliated with the chamber, pledging to follow up on their issues with the concerned authorities, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

During a meeting on Tuesday, the ACC council, together with association members, affirmed that the transport sector is key to the flow of goods to market, through regulating and completing customs data, and payment of required fees.

The meeting agreed to form a committee of company owners and council members to identify issues that hinder the sector and affect the speed of carrying out transactions, especially with the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, where imports will increase.

Company owners presented their primary demands, which address such matters as procedures at Storage Yard 4 in at the Aqaba Port, delays in the completion of customs data through the national platform, the unjustified high value of price speculations, the quantity and high cost of laboratory tests required, the maltreatment of navigation companies, and the unethical competition between clearing companies.

The meeting also pointed to some entities’ bureaucratic procedures that impede the prompt completion of transactions, as well as high operating costs.

Owners of clearance and transport companies stressed the need to pay attention to transit trade, and not to limit users to a single customs office, as well as the need to develop licensing procedures for clearance companies, establish firm rules for estimated values, eliminate the service allowance fee of 5 percent, and reduce office rental cost at customs posts.

There are 246 clearance and transport companies registered with the ACC.

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