Jordan Economy




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Capital: Amman
-GoJ = Government of Jordan ]


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US Trade - US cable - 2004: LINK ¤ 04AMMAN4582

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  • "US-Jordanian economic and trade relations have boomed over the past five years"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US has become Jordan's No. 1 trade partner"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Burger King - US cable - 2002:
LINK ¤ 02AMMAN3009

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  • "Jordan's Burger King is proud to be unamerican"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it announces to its customers"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that all ingredients served are local or imported from the Arab world, Europe, and Asia"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boeing - US cable - 2002: LINK ¤ 02AMMAN5412

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  • "the Boeing company has been in negotiations"

 

 

 

 

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  • "with Jordanian national carrier Royal Jordanian Airlines"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for the purchase and leasing short-haul aircaft in competition with Airbus"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "presented its final offer to the airline"

 

 

 

 

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  • "characterizing the offer as "very aggressive""

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the offer includes a discount of 39.9% off the "sticker" price"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boeing - US cable - 2004: LINK ¤ 04AMMAN1471

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  • "King Abdullah told the US ambassador"

 

 

 

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  • "that even though the latest Airbus offer was better than Boeing's"

 

 

 

 

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  • "he intended to make a "political" decision to have Royal Jordanian buy Boeing aircraft"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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comment US:

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  • "in truth the King needs to receive a high-level phone call from Washington"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Privatization - US cable - 2002: LINK ¤ 02AMMAN3082

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  • "privatization of the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC)"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Jordan's largest company"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the largest, single exporter"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Jordan is the world's third largest exporter of phosphate"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Privatization - US cable - 2003: LINK ¤ 03AMMAN3826

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  • "privatization of a 26% stake in the Arab Potash Company (APC)"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the world's fifth largest potash producer"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Jordanian Government currently owns 52.6% of the company"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "long considered Jordan's "crown jewel""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stone Industry - US cable - 2007:
LINK ¤ 07AMMAN3817

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  • "exports to the US from Jordan's stone and marble industry reached US$ 1.3 million"

 

 

 

 

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  • "representing one of the few Jordanian goods besides garments to enter the US market"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date Palms - US cable - 2007: LINK ¤ 07AMMAN3910

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  • "Jordan's Ministry of Agriculture has encouraged Jordan Valley farmers to substitute conventional farming crops and methods"

 

 

 

 

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  • "with new cash crops that use water more efficiently"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "are environmentally friendly, and reap greater profits"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this policy has paid off with the expansion of date palm farming from just a few hectares to 2,000 hectares"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red Sea Project - US cable - 2009:
LINK ¤ 09AMMAN860l

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  • "the Red Sea-Dead Sea conveyance project"

 

 

 

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  • "to convey ocean water from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Dead Sea"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US$ 15.5 million World Bank feasibility study"

 

 

 

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  • "for a proposed seven-year, US$ 10.5 billion project"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Garment Industry - US Cable - 2006:
LINK ¤ 06AMMAN3551

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  • "Minister of Labor Bassem Salem released the Ministry of Labor's"

 

 

 

 

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  • "report of its actions regarding labor abuses"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the qualifying industrial zone (QIZ) garment industry"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "there are serious problems with QIZ factories' underpayment"

 

 

 

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  • "non-payment"

 

 

 

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  • "excessive overtime hours"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and other violations of safety and health codes"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the vast majority of the offending companies are sub-contractors"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the major findings of the report on labor violations in the garment factories are:



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  • "excessive overtime (the law specifies a 60-hour limit)"

 

 

 

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  • "under-payment of wages, due to violations in wage calculations"

 

 

 

 

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  • "non-payment of wages"

 

 

 

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  • "violations of work permit regulations for guest workers (no permits, failure to renew)"

 

 

 

 

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  • "violations of social security requirements (registration, withholding, and payments)"

 

 

 

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  • "multiple violations of health and safety codes"

 

 

 

 

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  • "overcrowded dormitory housing and lack of hygiene in bathrooms"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Strikes - US cable - 2007:
LINK ¤ 07AMMAN4991

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  • "Jordan's garment factories in the qualifying industrial zones (QIZ's)"

 

 

 

 

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  • "have been experiencing strikes five to six times a month"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for salary increases above the minimum wage"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they are often led by Bengali workers"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ECONOMY of JORDAN - Wikipedia EN:
LINK ¤ ECONOMY of JORDAN

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  • "Jordan is classified as an emerging market. In 1999, liberal economic policies were introduced"

 

 

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  • "it has six special economic zones: Aqaba, Mafraq, Ma'an, Ajloun, the Dead Sea, and Irbid"
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