Jordan Customs endeavors to achieve a number of goals, which can be summarized
investment and enabling industry to be competitive to enhance the competency
of national economy.
exchange between the Kingdom and the other countries.
for the treasury.
passengers and goods movements and transportations crossing the Kingdom’s
borders in conformity with the departments authorities under the current
regulations in force.
Protecting the local
society and the environment from hazardons materials.
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:
capital asset imports, machinery, equipment, transportations, raw materials,
and other requirements from customs duties and taxes.
Suspension of duties
through applying the “ Temporary Entry” System on raw materials and industrial
inputs and on unfinished articles to process them for exportation.
Draw back of duties
on raw materials and on industrial inputs, in case the end product is exported.
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.
Exemption of exports
from customs tariff duties.
Secondly: Facilitating trade exchange between the Kingdom and the other
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
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
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
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.