Published: 2021-07-16 09:59
Last Updated: 2021-08-04 19:55
The head of the Amman Chamber of Commerce, Khalil Al-Haj Tawfiq, said Friday that the Jordanian economic situation is at its worst and the government must find solutions, calling on the government to reduce taxes and fees to relieve the citizen and the merchant.
Haj Tawfiq added, on Roya's Helwa ya Donya, that the citizen and the merchant are tired due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He pointed out that some officials do not appreciate the extent of the problem afflicting the Jordanian economy.
He indicated that food sales in Jordan declined by 40 percent after Ramadan, and that COVID-19 imposed new and different forms and lifestyles on Jordanians.
Hajj Tawfiq considered that e-commerce threatens traditional trade, and that there is no fair competition between the two parties.
Hajj Tawfiq pointed out that China's policies have confused global trade.