Jeba organizes a business delegation to the Netherlands
A Jordanian economic delegation paid a working visit to the Netherlands, organized by the Jordanian European Business Association (JEBA), in joint cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Amman and the Netherlands, the Middle East and North Africa Business Council (Mena Business Council), based on the importance of strengthening bilateral relations between Jordan and the Netherlands because of its pivotal role in the development of the national economy.
The delegation, headed by Ali Murad, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Jiba Association, held bilateral meetings and a series of seminars and field visits to companies and factories in order to learn about mechanisms and means that improve the business environment and gain experience in the food industry, and promote economic and trade exchange between the two countries and invest in available opportunities.
The delegation included companies specialized in the following sectors: food, agro-food, food industry, plastic industry, raw materials, chemicals, water treatment, sanitation, and energy.
The delegation was received by His Excellency the Jordanian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Mr. Daifallah Al-Fayez. The visit included a presentation by the President of the Jordanian European Business Association, Mr. Ali Murad, and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), and a presentation by the Center for the Development of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) and the Dutch Experts Program (PUM). A detailed presentation was also made by the Head of Strategic and International Relations of the Atradius Foundation, Ms. Iryne Visser.
Informal meetings were held between the companies with interested members of the Dutch business community to study the markets to invest in more relationships and agreements and open economic partnerships in the long run.
It is worth noting that JEBA is keen to enhance Jordanian trade exchange with the Netherlands, increase exports, discover export opportunities and attract new investments between the two countries. Noting that the relationship between Jordan and the Netherlands is a close one. The Kingdom's exports to the Netherlands in the first eight months of this year amounted to 73 million dinars, compared to imports that amounted to 136 million dinars for the same period of the current year, according to the latest foreign trade figures issued by the Department of Statistics.
Clothing made from textile and cotton materials, chemical industry waste or related industries, and prepared or preserved canned chickpeas, in addition to dried dates and food preparations, are the most prominent Jordanian exports to the Netherlands.
While the Kingdom imports from the Netherlands children's nutrition preparations, chocolate and food preparations, prepared or preserved potatoes, butter, and cocoa powder, in addition to electrical diagnostic devices for magnetic resonance imaging, and ornamental plants.
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