AmCham-Jordan turns attention to service sector

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(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — A webinar hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan (AmCham-Jordan) on Wednesday discussed opportunities for Jordan’s service sector, under the auspices of Crystel company, a business process outsourcing provider.اضافة اعلان

During the event, the participants highlighted the “important” economic role of Jordan’s service sector, which contributes to more than 60 percent of GDP and employs more than 70 percent of local manpower, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Discussions also went over the need to direct targeted reforms and support programs to improve Jordanian sectors’ performance and benefit from Jordan’s “complementary, attractive” advantages in specific sectors, primarily information technology, health, and tourism, according to a statement from AmCham.

The participants also reviewed the US-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which helps increase free trade privileges, calling on the need to overcome obstacles that impede trade growth in services, which are “important” to the national economy.

The webinar also stressed the importance of the private sector’s leadership in reforms, by launching an open dialogue and partnership with public institutions, the statement added.

The Jordanian service sector has the potential to create job opportunities, especially for youth and women, and contribute to economic growth, the participants said.

The webinar, which was moderated by AmCham-Jordan president, Mohammad Batayneh, is part of activities and programs held round the year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Jordan-US Free Trade Agreement coming into force.

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