UK ⇆ Jordan Shipping Rates 2019

UK ⇆ Jordan
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We provide both freight management and contract logistics services for a wide range of customers across all industry sectors through our partner Net Logistics to and from Jordan. With the co-operation of our experienced and reliable Customs Broker and partners, we can also offer full door to door logistics services to Jordan from UK. We offer a very high personal service.

Sea Freight

UK/Jordan shipping

Full Container Load (FCL)

Port to Port:Southampton to Aqaba port:
  • Full 20 ft container load: £1200
  • Full 40 ft container load: £1700
  • Transit Time: 30 days
We offer collection from any post code in the UK. Please email your enquiry to: [email protected]

Less Container Load (LCL)

  • LCL shipping from UK to Aqaba port
  • Volumetric pricing: LCL sea freight charges from our warehouse Feltham (West London) to Doha port
Total Volume Total Cost
1 CBM £180.00
5 CBM £590.00
10 CBM £1100.00

Notes

  • The rates show our sea freight costs and is up to the arrival at the port only. It does not include ANY charges which may be incurred at the destination such as (but not only) handling, documentation, quarantine fees, duties, taxes, storage costs etc.
  • Rates must be paid by the consignee on collection and are usually in local currency.
  • Rates are determined locally and we have no influence over them or financial interest in them.

    Please email us the collection post code, weight, and type of container (20ft or 40ft) to: [email protected] and we will come back to you with a competitive rate within 24 hours, or alternatively, complete the online form on this page.

Air Freight

London Heathrow to Amman airport

  • 50 kg: £99.00
  • 100kg: £250.00
  • 200kg: £530.00

Notes:

  • The above air freight rates are up to the arrival at the airport only.
  • It does not include ANY charges which may be incurred at the destination such as (but not only) handling, documentation, quarantine fees, duties, taxes, storage costs etc.
  • Rates must be paid by the consignee on collection, usually in local currency.
  • Rates are determined locally and we have no influence over them or financial interest in them.
  • Rates do not include collection in the UK and documentation and quoted from airport only.
  • In order to receive a door to airport quote please email us: [email protected] or complete the online form on this page. 

Our shipping services to Jordan

  • Ship Construction Equipment by sea and air freight
  • Temperature controlled FCL containers by sea freight to Amman from UK
  • Exhibition Stands & Equipment by sea freight
  • AOG Express parts by airfreight to Amman/Jordon
  • OOG & Heavy Cargo shipping from UK to Jordan
  • Letter of Credit shipping documents
  • Cargo Insurance for suitably packed new commercial goods
  • Collections from multiple UK suppliers and consolidating together

Jordan trade and export guide

1. Jordan export overview

Jordan has a strategic position at the heart of the Levant. It is politically stable, with an open business environment. The region attracts more £1 billion worth of UK exports.

Sizeable contracts have been signed with Shell that has greatly boosted bilateral trade.

Benefits for UK businesses exporting to Jordan include:

  • English is widely used as the business language
  • a number of trade agreements with the European Union (EU)
  • multi-cultural society

Strengths of the Jordanian market include:

  • strategic geographical location – gateway between the east and the west
  • well educated and highly skilled workforce
  • a favourable business environment
  • strong banking system
  • competitive costs of doing business

2. Challenges

Doing business in Jordan comes with a few challenges.

Changes of parliament tend to take place every couple of years which leads to changing ministers who will often alter policy and amend regulations. It is advisable to always ask for the latest version of laws and regulations.

Companies setting up in Jordan should be aware of the risks of getting established with the wrong partner. It can be very difficult and expensive to part ways and Jordanian courts will usually come down on the side of the local partner. Going to arbitration can take months and will also prove costly.

Companies should also be aware of delays in payment.

3. Growth potential

3.1 Economic growth

Growth of 3.1% in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 2.9% inflation is forecast for 2015.

Jordan economy is among the most open in the Middle East. The authorities have implemented structural reforms to develop the private sector.

Unemployment rate reached 14% in 2014.

Priority sectors for economic development include:

  • energy
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • defence and security
  • healthcare
  • education
  • business services

3.2 Free trade agreements

Jordan has policy of open trade links and has signed a number of free trade agreements. The agreements are with:

  • EU
  • US
  • Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA)
  • Singapore
  • Canada
  • Turkey

3.3 Gateway to Iraq

Jordan is a hub for doing business in Iraq. Most of the largest Iraqi companies have their base in Amman and it can be an ideal location to conduct business for UK companies unable to travel into Iraq. Many foreign companies who operate in Iraq also base their offices in Amman.

4. UK and Jordan trade

UK exports to Jordan reached £200 million in 2014.

The top 3 UK exports to Jordan include:

  • medical and pharmaceutical products
  • road vehicles
  • industrial machinery

Other major exports from the UK to Jordan include:

  • luxury goods
  • foodstuffs
  • clothing
  • electrical machinery

5. Opportunities for UK businesses in Jordan

DIT provides free international export sales leads from its worldwide network. Search for export opportunities.

5.1 Healthcare

Jordan is recognised throughout the region as a leader in the provision of healthcare. Existing hospitals are currently expanding and renovating their facilities, while new private and public sector facilities continue to be established.

The Middle East’s leading cancer centre is based in Jordan’s capital, Amman. Specialist centres for illnesses such as diabetes are increasingly being developed.

Jordan has also been classified as the number one destination in the Middle East for medical tourism and ranks fifth worldwide.

Opportunities for UK businesses include:

  • ICT in healthcare
  • renovation and expansion of existing hospitals
  • creation of specialist centers
  • co-operation between UK and Jordanian hospitals
  • latest technologies in equipment, software and tools

5.2 ICT

ICT is the third largest contributor to Jordan’s economy, with revenues accounting for 14% of total gross domestic product (GDP).

Opportunities for UK businesses include:

  • outsourcing
  • telecommunications
  • e-health
  • ICT solutions

5.3 Energy

Jordan’s energy sector is rapidly developing to meet government targets. These are designed to reduce the country’s reliance on external energy sources and introduce more widespread use of renewable energy.

There are also plans to develop the refined products sector which has the potential to make the Kingdom an important location for regional energy integration. Jordan has set out plans to have a fully operational nuclear power facility by 2020 with a generation capacity of 1,000 Mega Watt (MW).

Opportunities for UK companies include:

  • direct investments in the renewable energy projects; solar and wind
  • energy saving and efficiency products.

5.4 Education and training

Education represents a major source of investment, with more than 70% of Jordan’s population under the age of 30 and a relatively high population growth rate.

Both state and private universities are keen on international collaboration agreements with UK universities. Opportunities are available for general collaborations, such as the one with Lancaster University. More specific collaborations include opportunities for Research and Development (R&D), such as Cambridge University Institute of Biotechnology’s recent partnership with a local biotech company.

Opportunities for UK companies include:

  • educational software
  • Arabic translation of English content for regional markets
  • accreditation
  • teacher training
  • development of skills and personal development

6. Start up considerations

Setting up a business in Jordan is facilitated by the Companies Control Department at the Ministry of Industry and Trade. 100% foreign investment is allowed in most industries. Activities in the defence and security industries would need to be cleared by the relevant authorities.

There are several ways you can do business in Jordan:

  • appoint a local representative, distributor or agent
  • set up own branch office in Jordan
  • form a joint venture

6.1 Incentives

Foreign investment has contributed greatly to the modernisation of the Jordanian economy. A number of incentives and tax exemptions are applicable to foreign investment depending on the sector involved and size of investment, under the Investment Law.

The newly established Jordan Investment Commission can advise on whether a particular investment would be considered under this law.

Contact the DIT team in Jordan to help find tax and legal advisers before entering into agreements.

7.1 Standards and technical regulations

The Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology is the official body in Jordan for issuing and ensuring companies adhere to Jordanian Standards.

Local importers are responsible for informing foreign suppliers of any applicable labelling requirements.

All labelling and safety instructions should be in Arabic. Production and expiry dates must be printed on the original label or on the container by the manufacturer.

7.2 Intellectual property (IP)

Registration of copyright, patents and trademarks is required. Copyrights are registered at the National Library and patents are registered with the Registrar of Patents and Trademarks which is part of Jordan’s Ministry of Industry and Trade.

It should be noted that the current standards of IP protection in Jordan can be problematic in some areas. DIT recommends consulting with a law firm specialised in Intellectual Property Rights to confirm if there are particular products that may be at risk.

8. Tax and custom considerations

The Ministry of Finance provides more information and a breakdown of the taxes.

8.1 Value Added Tax (VAT)

The general VAT rate in Jordan is currently 16%.

8.2 Corporate tax

The corporate tax rate in Jordan is 14 to 30%.

8.3 Income tax

The income tax rate in Jordan is 14%.

8.4 Customs

Customs tariffs on different products and commodities can be found on the Customs Department website.

8.5 Documentation

For shipments to Jordan, exporters are required to provide:

  • certificate of origin
  • commercial invoice and an airway bill
  • packing list and full description of goods
  • health and quality certificate (if applicable)

A customs declaration is also required. Only an authorised forwarding agent in Jordan can process the declaration and it must be filed electronically.

UK-Jordan freight options