Morocco relieves Jordanian textiles from duties — Stakeholder

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AMMAN — Representative of leather industries and knitting sector at the Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI) Ehab Qadri said a decision by Moroccan authorities to relieve Jordan’s textile sector from anti-dumping duties was taken following two years of continuous and joint efforts made by JCI and the textile companies, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

Qadri said in a statement on Sunday that Morocco’s decision, which exempts Jordanian textile industries, was applied to China and Egypt, following an increase in Morocco’s textile imports, whose selling price in the Moroccan markets is less than the manufacturing cost in the country of origin in Egypt and China.

Jordan ranked first in the Arab world and third globally, since its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the number of successful cases in protecting national industry against unjustified surge in imports, due to the JCI’s “distinguished” global expertise related to harmful practices in international trade, Qadri said.

In coordination with the sector’s factories, the chamber hired Mohamed Taqatqa, an international expert on WTO issues, to refute all allegations, Qadri noted.

He pointed out that efforts continued at this pace for two years until the end of the first half of 2022 by organizing consultative talks, and field visits by Moroccan authorities to Jordanian industries to verify their records and check on their actual production directly.

Lauding the “effective” role of Jordanian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply, Qadri said exemption is a clear evidence of “high” competitiveness of Jordanian products, in terms of price and quality, and confirms credibility of Jordanian factories, which would enhance confidence of foreign countries in this regard.

Exports of textile industries have increased continuously over the past years, as their volume reached about JD30 million at the end of 2021, compared to about JD5 million in 2011.

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