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Jordan to participate Canada’s largest agri-food fair

By JT - Apr 11,2023 - Last updated at Apr 11,2023

(Photo Courtesy of SIAL Canada)

AMMAN — Jordan is set to participate in the 18th SIAL Canada conference, the largest Canadian agri-food industry fair, which is slated to open in Toronto on May 9. 

Through the Jordan Exporters Association (JEA), major Jordanian industrial companies specialising in Arab sweets, spices, thyme, nuts and coffee will partake in the event, said a JEA statement on Tuesday, as reported by the Jordan News Agency, Petra. 

JEA President Ahmad Khudari said that the exhibition is an opportunity for Jordanian companies to cooperate with new trading partners, especially those with which Jordan has free trade agreements.

He added that SIAL is a "prominent" international food expo in North America that will see a sizeable global turnout of food vendors.

The JEA is organising Jordan's participation in the conference for the 10th consecutive time due to its success in promoting Jordan’s high quality and competitive food products, said JEA Director General Halim Abu Rahmeh.

Jordan and Canada signed a free trade agreement in 2009, which came into force in 2012 as the first free trade agreement signed between Canada and an Arab country.

Trade between the two countries amounted to JD116 million in 2022, JD80 million of which were exports to Canada, including textile materials, machinery, electrical equipment and food and plant products.


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