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Jordan Customs promotes Golden List Programme to trading sector in Aqaba

By JT - Apr 01,2015 - Last updated at Apr 01,2015

AQABA — In collaboration with USAID-funded Fiscal Reform Project, Jordan Customs hosted on Wednesday a "Public Private Dialogue" forum on the Golden List Programme in an effort to entice more Jordanian companies to join the newly updated programme.

"The forum was attended by experts in customs processes from Jordan’s Customs Department, representatives of the business community in the various sectors," according to a Jordan Customs press statement.

"The discussion focused on the newly revised criteria and the benefits of the Golden List; a trade facilitation programme that gives preferred operator status to companies that demonstrate low risk as well as a strong compliance history with certain customs requirements," the statement said.

Fatima Abu Alghanam, the head of the Compliance Assessment Division at Jordan Customs, clarified the conditions needed for the companies to join the Golden List.

“It is important to raise awareness in the business community, especially in trade, about the Golden List programme. Essentially, by facilitating trade transactions for companies, the programme not only encourages good corporate citizenship amongst these companies but also promotes international best practice in trade across borders,” said Mazen Abu Alghanam, Customs and Trade Facilitation Component Lead of the USAID-funded Fiscal Reform Project. 

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