This Unit will serve as an export information hub for technical support and for connecting women-owned/led WMSMEs enhance their export activities by addressing existing gaps and limitations to reap the benefits of international markets. Our mission: To guide women-owned/led businesses in Jordan to export and expand to global markets.
To be a national reference point in export enhancement and promotion for women-owned/led micro, small, and medium enterprises in Jordan.
Bridging the gap in the export promotion ecosystem by providing export support services for women through dissemination of export-related information and training.
Exports, in general, can help companies grow their market beyond their national borders to achieve economies of scale, as well as enhance brand recognition and brand asset. When companies want to export, they need to define export as an objective within their company’s overall plan, since exports may necessitate: increasing investments in production capacity; increasing product variety and quality, customizing the product to match the market needs and requirements, increasing staffing or attract new skills experienced in international trade, and investing in trade mark registration and protection in selected export markets...etc.
What are the export incentives?
Exports are considered as one of the main priorities of the Government of Jordan (GoJ) highlighted under national strategies: Jordan Vision (JV) 2025, Jordan Economic Growth Plan 2018 – 2022 and Jordan Renaissance Plan (2019-2020).
To encourage exports and enhance the competitiveness of Jordanian companies in the global market, the GoJ introduced under regulation No 13/2020 of the Jordan Investment Law No 30/2014 an export rebate for Jordanian industrial firms that manufacture exportable products. Starting 2019, the export rebate will equal 3 percent of the total annual exports of the company. In 2020, an additional rebate of 5 percent will apply on the value of exports that exceed the 2019 mark. This rebate applies to several sectors to include food processing, chemical products, paper products, wood products and furniture amongst others. Special export rebate conditions apply to the pharmaceutical and garment and leather sector.
Moreover, regulation No 106/2016 exempts export profits from income tax for selected industries operating in the service sector.
The subsequent sections will introduce FAQ in relation to exports divided as follows:
- Basic trade terms
- Export Marketing
- Market Access (trade agreements, product certification, packaging and labelling)
- Export Documentation (customs boarder related documentation)