Published: 2019-03-18 11:50
Last Updated: 2019-03-18 12:51
After completing their licensing procedures last year with the reopening of the border between Jordan and Syria, Eighty clearing companies out of a hundred operating at the Jaber Border Center have closed down.
"The number of clearance companies has decreased due to weakness in trade between Jordan and Syria and Lebanon, as well as the increase in transit fees and delay of goods from the Syrian side, in addition to the tightening and slow procedures and the exaggerated steps for inspecting goods from the Jordanian side,” said the chairman of the Owners of Clearance companies Association, Daifallah Abu Aqula.
He added that the number of workers in clearance companies affected by the closures amount to about four hundred and fifty employees, and that the number of employees currently working does not exceed sixty.