AmCham–Jordan with the support of its long standing partners Jordan Chambers of Industry & Trade, conducted a virtual roundtable on “Protecting and Enhancing Jordan’s Food Exports and Imports during the COVID-19 crisis” with Jordanian private sector manufacturers and traders of food products.
The food sector is considered one of the most essential sectors during the current period, it is also one of Jordan’s leading export sectors, and one which is providing an increasing number of employment opportunities in general. Jordan is also reliant on imports of food products to meet the demand of the local market.
Strict lockdown caused by the global pandemic imposed several trade restrictive measures on Jordan’s food exports & imports, causing disruption in supply chains and price fluctuations. Private sector experts gathered to voice their challenges and discuss solutions to overcome the impact of strict lockdown and ways to maintain Jordanian products’ market share in at international, regional, and local level, and to cover import and export demand.