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Jordan-Syria trade ‘remains low’ despite recent uptick in border traffic

2. Jaber Border Crossing
Long-haul trucks are parked by the closed Jaber/Nassib border post at Jordan’s border with Syria, on August 1, 2021. (File photo: AFP)
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AMMAN  — The head of the Syndicate of Owners of Clearance and Cargo Transport Companies Daifallah Abu Aqoula has said that transit and land freight traffic between Jordan and Syria has increased by more than 1,000 percent, according to Hala News.اضافة اعلان

Abu Aqoula said that the high cost of sea freight for Jordan and neighboring countries has increased transit traffic through the Syrian Port of Latakia.

The syndicate chief described the trade movement between Jordan and Syria and the exchange of goods as “very low”, attributing this to the regulations set by Jordan and Syria on the import and export of goods. Jordan prevents the import of many goods from its northern neighbor, and Syria has similar policies in place on Jordanian goods.

Trade activity at the Jordanian-Syrian Joint Free Zone remain weak, he added.

Abu Aqoula called for a review of the fees imposed on Jordanian and Syrian trucks, stressing that this would raise the amount of land freight movement between the countries.

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