-- Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat
called for expanding trade exchange with
Russia as the volume of Jordanian agro
exports doubled in 2017 compared with
Jordanian exports of various
agricultural products to the Russian market
amounted to about 2,100 tons in 2017,
while it scored only 900 tons in 2015.
During a meeting with a
number of exporters, producers and traders,
exporting vegetables and fruits to Russia,
Hneifat asked for a report on problems
they face with the Russian market for
discussion during a meeting with the Russian
side represented by the Russian ambassador
to Jordan. This meeting will be held in
the presence of stakeholders from public
and private sectors to find solutions
to these obstacles.
The Ministry of Agriculture
is considering new bilateral agreements
to be signed between Jordanian and Russian
institutions aimed at expanding the volume
of mutual trade exchange, after discussing
several proposals with the concerned official
bodies from both countries.
The exporters highlighted
some of the problems they face due to
closures of land borders and their impact
on Jordanian exports.
They pointed out to the
lack of commitment by some Russian parties
to the agreement between Jordan and Russia
in terms of exemption of customs duties
on agricultural products exported to Russia.