ACC, Tunisian Ambassador set committee to address Jordanian-Tunisian trade obstacles

Amman, The Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and Tunisian Ambassador to Jordan, Khalid Sohaili, on Sunday recommended setting up a specialized committee to address different challenges facing trade between Tunisia and Jordan especially the transport issue.

The meeting, which took place in the ACC’s headquarters, called for supporting cooperation on tourism, facilitating tourist flow between the two countries, and working on promoting Tunisia as a tourist attraction through Jordanian tourism companies, as well as promoting Jordan as a tourist attraction in Tunisia.

Both sides stressed the importance of conducting a study of the products that could be traded between the two countries and organizing permanent fairs for Jordanian goods in Tunisia and another one for Tunisian goods in Jordan, in addition to activating the Jordanian-Tunisian Business Council.

Chairman of the ACC, Khalil Haj Tawfiq, stressed the importance of seizing all opportunities, and exploring fields of cooperation between the two countries and transforming them into successful investments that support trade

Jordan’s exports to Tunisia in 2018 amounted to more than JD5 million, while the Tunisian imports to Jordan stood at JD11 million.

The Tunisian ambassador proposed organizing a visit of a Jordanian economic delegation to Tunisia in the second half of 2019 to explore means of cooperation between the two countries.

He pointed out that Tunisia is ready to help in entering Jordanian goods into Libya, Algeria, and African countries, pointing out that the (Agadir) Agreement stipulates the establishment of a maritime route, which is still being studied, linking Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt.

Source: Jordan News Agency