Whether you want to conquer the vegetable and fruit market in the rich Gulf Countries or offer your customers MVO (socially responsible) certified clothing, Jordan companies are the right choice. This became clear from the extensive discussions between Assarwa – MENA Business Consultants with different market leading Jordan companies and organizations from the agricultural and garment industries. These companies visited the Netherlands as part of a large Jordan trade delegation and royal visit of His Royal Highness Abdullah II to the Netherlands.
Thanks to the mild climate Jordan farmers can produce a large variety of quality vegetables and fruits. As result of the disappearance of the traditional markets in Syria and Iraq the Jordan companies want to increase their market share in their other two main market (the European Union and the Gulf Countries). Because of this they want to cooperate with Dutch companies to improve their production and quality with Dutch technology and provide the rich GCC market together the whole year round with seasonal and greenhouse vegetables and fruits.
The Jordan garment industry is currently mostly focused on the US market where it produces for several well-known brands, but is eager to expand to the European market. The Jordan garment industry leads the ways with regard to socially responsible production by offering good employment terms, employing Syrian refugees and using environmental friendly production methods. On top of these benefits the Jordan companies offer quicker delivery times than their competitors in the Far East and simplified import regulations apply if you import clothing from Jordan to the EU.
In short, Jordan has much to offer to Dutch companies in the garment industry, looking for quality and socially responsible clothing, and in the agricultural industry, looking to enter the Gulf market or to export their production increasing know-how and technology. If you want to know more about these two sectors or doing business in Jordan, please contact Assarwa - MENA Business Consultants through firstname.lastname@example.org
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