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About Jordan Customs

 

Goals

Jordan Customs endeavors to achieve a number of goals, which can be summarized as follows:

  1. Formatting investment and enabling industry to be competitive to enhance the competency of national economy.

  2. Facilitating trade exchange between the Kingdom and the other countries.

  3. Collecting revenues for the treasury.

  4. Controlling passengers and goods movements and transportations crossing the Kingdom’s borders in conformity with the departments authorities under the current regulations in force.

  5. Combating smuggling.

  6. Protecting the local society and the environment from hazardons materials.

  7. Contribution in controlling the commercial activities to prohibit illegal businesses under the current regulations in force.

Firstly: Promoting investment and enabling industry to be competitive to enhance the competency of the national economy.

Jordan Customs focuses on creating appropriate conditions for the local industry targeted at export and to produce goods at low costs and competitive prices to enable them penetrate the foreign markets.

To achieve the above-mentioned goals, Jordan Customs took the following steps:

  1. Exemption of capital asset imports, machinery, equipment, transportations, raw materials, and other requirements from customs duties and taxes.

  2. Suspension of duties through applying the “ Temporary Entry” System on raw materials and industrial inputs and on unfinished articles to process them for exportation.

  3. Draw back of duties on raw materials and on industrial inputs, in case the end product is exported.

  4. Simplification of export procedures for local products through authorizing the Customs Offices to finish all procedures without consulting the main clearance offices and to finish all needed paper work in one step by one employee.

  5. Exemption of exports from customs tariff duties.


Secondly: Facilitating trade exchange between the Kingdom and the other countries:

Jordan Customs endeavors to facilitate commodities movement and goods exchange on the international level, and to eliminate all the obstacles through reducing customs duties on imports, exemption of a large number of goods, and through conducting negotiations with other countries and signing commercial agreements with them.

However, the department works on simplifying procedures and computerizing them to encourage trade sector and reduce the time needed to execute customs declarations, and to complete all customs procedures on the Single Administrative Declaration ( SAD), such as inspection, valuation, and harmonization through a single customs clearance office and a single customs officer.

The department allows also, through Customs Law, establishing public and private warehouses to store goods under “ Suspended Duties” System. Goods are then divided and put in free circulation when needed.

Thirdly: Collecting revenues for the treasury:

Jordan Customs has a great financial role as the case is in the rest of Third World Countries. Customs revenues reached about 43.7% of Gross Local Revenues in 1999, and about 38% of Gross General Revenues.

Fourth: Controlling passengers and goods’ movements and transportations crossing the Kingdoms borders in conformity with the department’s authorities under the current regulations in force.

Fifth: Combat smuggling:

Jordan Customs plays a great role in protecting the national economy by controlling the borders and combating smuggling.

Sixth: Protecting the local society and the environment from hazardous materials.

The department also plays an important role in protecting society effectively from hazardous, poisonous and dangerous materials through collaborating with the concerned sectors such as Drugs Enforcement Department.

Seventh: Contribution in controlling the commercial activities to prohibit illegal businesses under the current regulations in force.

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