A virtual roundtable on “COVID-19’s Potential Opportunity for Jordanian PPE Manufacturers” was held by AmCham–Jordan with leading Jordanian garment and medical equipment manufacturers.
Private sector representatives have voiced their recommendations on trade facilitation and fast tracking importation of specialized equipment necessary to complete the production process, since the lockdown imposed restrictions on trade.
The objective of the meeting was to discuss the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the market, and discussing how the private sector are adjusting to changes occurring, identifying products that have potential, and can be produced in Jordan. Many garment manufacturers shared their story on producing face masks as an example on how businesses can turn challenges into opportunities through establishing new production lines and tailoring their products to the market’s needs.
In conclusion, there is huge potential for growth in this sector if serious efforts were put in place in areas of trade financing and trade facilitation due to high demand in local markets, which is foreseen to last beyond the Coronavirus crisis, as projections shows that PPE equipments, especially face masks will be in demand long after this phase.