Though many companies are aware of the existence of export opportunities in general, a significant number of Jordanian ICT companies may not be fully aware of export sales prospects available in key markets under Jordan's international trade agreements.To assist ICT-related companies identify and pursue export opportunities under Jordanian trade agreements, including the Jordan-US Free Trade Agreement (JUSFTA
), EU Association Agreement, the Greater Arab Free Trade Agreement (GAFTA) and bilateral FTAs, as well as to identify key trade-related policy advocacy issues, int@j and the USAID-funded SABEQ Program are collaborating on several fronts.
Increased trade between the two nations reflects a trend that began in 1997 with the creation of the Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZ) and was significantly strengthened in 2001 with the signing of the comprehensive JUSFTA
. Under JUSFTA
, trade liberalization occurs across nearly all sectors resulting in the elimination or drastic reduction of tariffs on the majority of goods between the two countries.