Jordan, 28 Ramadan 1436/15 July 2015 (MINA) – Jordan’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has announced that the Iraqi consulate in Amman has stopped approving export bills heading to Iraq via the Treibil border crossing for security reasons, a member of Amman’s Chamber of Industry said.
Musa Saket told Quds Press that stopping the approval of export bills heading to Iraq means, in effect, the halt of trade exchange between the two countries, because Jordanian exports have no alternative route.
Besides Syria, Iraq is considered the main artery for Jordanian agricultural and industrial exports. However, since ISIS fighters seized control of the bordering city of Ramadi, Jordanian exports to Iraq almost completely stopped, except for some exports that travel by sea. Middle East Monitor (Memo) reports as quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).
According to the head of the Jordan Exporters Association Omar Abu Wishah: “The national Jordanian economy is going through its most difficult stage, in light of the circumstances that the region is witnessing.”
Jordan’s economy is currently going through one of its toughest times in view of the tensions witnessed in the Arab region, especially in Jordan’s neighbouring countries; Syria and Jordan.
Jordanian exports vegetables, fruits, vegetable oils and medicines to Baghdad and other provinces through Ramadi, which has been seized by the Islamic State. (T/P002/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)