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Canada opens up to Jordanian food exporters

SIAL Canada
(Photo: SIAL Canada Faccebook)
AMMAN —Jordanian companies specializing in food manufacturing ended their participation in the 17th edition of SIAL Canada 2022, which was held in Montreal, according to local media outlets.اضافة اعلان

Participating Jordanian companies were classified into companies specializing in food, sweets, chocolate, coffee and healthy food products.

Halim Abu Rahmeh, director general of the Jordan Exporters Association (JEA), said that the SIAL Canada is one of the most important food trade shows in North America, adding that external trade shows are the best way to promote Jordanian exports. Jordan exports to Canada increased to JD50 million in 2021 compared to JD44 million in 2020.

He added that JEA’s marketing activities are not limited to the Canadian market, but extend to various other countries, especially the US and some Arab and European countries in which the Jordanian manufacturers could be present.

Abu Rahmeh stressed that increasing exports helps move the wheels of the economy, provides more jobs, expands investments, and supports the Kingdom’s foreign currency reserves. He applauded the efforts of the Ministry of Investment in supporting the participating companies in the exports sector.

Abu Rahmeh contended that the JEA conducted an intergrated promotion program two days ahead of the trade show about Canadian market opportunities. In addition, the JEA organized field visits to Canadian warehouses that import products similar to local industries.

Jordan previously signed a free trade agreement with Canada to increase the trade exchange and create new exporting opportunities to Jordanian products in external markets. 

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