The TGSD is urging the government to push for Qualified Industrial Zones
(QIZs) to be established in Turkey which would exempt products from US import taxes, as is the case for QIZs in Egypt and Jordan.
The factory is one of dozens in Jordan's Qualified Industrial Zones
, where companies that use a percentage of Israeli inputs can export duty-free to the United States.
But goods from specified zones in Egypt, known as Qualified Industrial Zones
(QIZs), enjoy preferential terms in the U.
Israel also vaunts its economic links with Egypt, including Qualified Industrial Zones
that allow the two countries to export duty free and a disputed contract to supply Egyptian gas to Israel.
In addition, Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, and Bangladeshi men and women face conditions of involuntary servitude in factories in Jordan's Qualified Industrial Zones
(QIZs); these workers encounter similar conditions of forced labor, including withholding of passports, non-payment of wages, extended working hours, lack of access to food, water, and medical care, and physical or sexual abuse.
The two states and the US signed a protocol to set up seven Qualified Industrial Zones
(QIZs), where goods would gain free access to US markets provided that 35% of their inputs comes from co-operation between Egyptian and Israeli companies - these constitute an advanced step towards a free trade pact between the US and Egypt.
Bob Zoellick Watches As Egypt And Israel Sign A Landmark Deal To Establish (QIZs) Qualified Industrial Zones
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The so-called Qualified Industrial Zones
comes amid a remarkable change of mood between the two countries.
Setting up seven Qualified Industrial Zones
(QIZs), the agreement resembles the existing deal set up between Jordan, Israel and the United States.
JordanAEs Qualified Industrial Zones
(QIZs) have contributed to a sharp rise in exports to the United States over the past year and jobs created under that program are gradually improving living standards.
abuse in Irbid "It seems that Qualified Industrial Zones
are law unto themselves.
The Obama administration also seeks to import more goods from so-called Qualified Industrial Zones