Gov't maintains cap on freight costs appraisals

Customs Department . (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The government on Sunday extended a defense order capping freight cost appraisals by the Customs Department for imported merchandize. A prime minister's office statement said Defense Order No. 31 of 2021 will remain in force through June 30, 2022, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

It explained that the move aims to ensure stable prices, supplies, stockpiles of basic commodities and foodstuffs. According to the order, the maximum freight cost valuation of 20-foot and 40-foot shipping containers originating from Asia and the Far East will be $2,000 and $4,000 respectively.

As for containers originating from Europe, the valuations will be $1,500 and $3,000 for the 20-foot and 40-foot containers, respectively. With regard to shipments originating from North America, the freight costs valuations are capped at $1,700 for a 20-foot container and $3,400 for a 40-foor container.

According to Jordanian customs laws, freight costs are taken into account when appraising imported goods.

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