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Doing Business with Jordan

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Doing Business with Jordan presents Global Market Briefings' authoritative and insightful advice and information about the business and investment environment in Jordan, including the legal and regulatory frameworks, finance and banking, and marketing issues unique to the country. Following the privatisations of many formerly state-owned enterprises, Doing Business with Jordan provides a valuable examination of many of Jordan's vibrant sectors, and there is in-depth analysis of Jordan's special economic zones. ...
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Overview


Doing Business with Jordan presents Global Market Briefings' authoritative and insightful advice and information about the business and investment environment in Jordan, including the legal and regulatory frameworks, finance and banking, and marketing issues unique to the country. Following the privatisations of many formerly state-owned enterprises, Doing Business with Jordan provides a valuable examination of many of Jordan's vibrant sectors, and there is in-depth analysis of Jordan's special economic zones. Furthermore, Jordan is playing an enhanced role as a hub for trade with Iraq.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749441418
  • Publisher: Blue Ibex Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Global Market Briefing Series
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author


Anthony Shoult is GMB's Middle East Series Editor. He is also Consultant Editor for the third edition of Doing Business with Saudi Arabia due to be published later in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He has over 20 years' experience in management consulting, as well as extensive regional and sectoral experience in the Middle East. His main area of specialisation is the provision of strategic marketing advice to international organisations involved in industrial markets. Since 1991, he has worked on over 50 strategic marketing and project feasibility assignments in Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries. Anthony has also worked extensively in the Far East and South East Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, North and Central America and the Indian sub-continent.

Philip Dew has over 30 years' experience of living and working in the Middle East and first visited Jordan in 1974. Having worked initially in banking he has been for over 20 years an independent business development consultant, in which role he has undertaken a wealth of assignments throughout the region for clients from across the world, and brings to this publication a broad knowledge of the overall business environment in Jordan.

Abdullah Jonathan Wallace has a long history of publishing and writing about the Middle East. From 1965, he worked at the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), the region's leading business weekly. In 1978, he became the MEED Group's Chairman and Editor-in-Chief. He sold MEED to the British publishing group EMAP in 1987. Since then he has maintained his active writing and publishing role in the Middle East. He recently moved to Bahrain to establish GMB's regional office there.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Foreword
Foreword
Map 1 : Jordan and its infrastructure
Map 2 : Jordan and its neighbours
1.1 Geography, geology and history of Jordan 3
1.2 Political structure and decision making 14
1.3 Overview of national economic development in Jordan 23
1.4 Government planning 39
1.5 External trade 60
2.1 Mining and minerals in Jordan 71
2.2 The growing role of industry - a statistical overview 84
2.3 Transportation 94
2.4 Information and communications technology 109
2.5 The electricity sector in Jordan 117
2.6 Agriculture and agro-industry in Jordan 126
2.7 Construction 135
2.8 Tourism 144
2.9 Water 152
2.10 Health 162
2.11 Pharmaceuticals 172
2.12 Apparel and textiles 183
2.13 Oil and gas 189
3.1 Forming a business venture in Jordan 201
3.2 The law of commercial agents and intermediaries 206
3.3 Jordan investment board and foreign direct investment 212
3.4 Privatization, liberalization and adjustment programmes in Jordan 217
3.5 Qualifying industrial zones 222
3.6 Jordan free zones 229
4.1 Aqaba special economic zone : an introduction 235
4.2 Aqaba special economic zone : modern infrastructure and services 241
4.3 Aqaba special economic zone : starting and operating a business 245
4.4 Aqaba special economic zone : a destination for investment 251
5.1 Taxation in Jordan 261
5.2 Accounting principles and reporting requirements in Jordan 270
5.3 Legal environment in Jordan 273
5.4 Procedures for handling legal disputes 280
5.5 Intellectual property law 286
5.6 Environmental laws and regulations 293
6.1 Commercial banking in Jordan 299
6.2 The investment banking industry in Jordan 309
6.3 Amman stock exchange 313
6.4 Insurance and insurance regulations 323
6.5 Banking regulation and supervision 332
7.1 The media and advertising 339
7.2 Conferences, exhibitions and trade shows in Jordan 342
7.3 Jordan export development and commercial centers corporation (JEDCO) 349
8.1 Compensation and benefits 355
8.2 The Jordanian labour law 358
9.1 Living and working in Jordan 365
9.2 Commercial property market 374
9.3 Residential property market 378
App. 1 The Aqaba special economic zone law, law No. 32 for the year 2000 385
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