US top importer of Jordan goods, receiving 22% of Kingdom’s exports

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AMMAN — The US has become the Kingdom’s top export market, receiving over 22 percent of Jordan’s annual exports at a value of $1.7 billion annually, according to head of the Jordan and Amman Chambers of Industry Fathi Al-Jaghbir.اضافة اعلان

Jaghbir stressed the importance of the American market for Jordanian exports, especially following a free trade agreement signed between the two countries, which has contributed to an uptick in Jordanian exports to the North American nation, Khaberni reported.

Data from the International Trade Center shows that in 2021, the number-one commodity exported from the Kingdom to the US was knit apparel, followed by semi-precious or precious stones, pearls, and metals. The third most-exported commodity to the US market in 2021 was fertilizers, and non-knit apparel came in a close fourth.

Jaghbir called on industrialists to take advantage of the sea freight service provided by the Aqaba Container Port Company to US exporters, which guarantees that goods exported from Aqaba will arrive at the eastern coast of the US within 20-25 days.

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