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Investment framework and opportunities in Jordan

Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
It is guaranteed except in some sectors which are considered to be sensitive such as publishing, publication, aeronautics, architecture or engineering. Some sectors are totally forbidden to foreign companies such as security services and the maintenance of law and order, sports clubs or passenger transport. The US State Department gives a complete list of the limitations.
Acquisition of Holdings
A majority holding interest in the capital of a local company is legal in Jordan, except in certain sectors where foreign interest cannot exceed 49%.
Obligation to Declare
The Agency for the promotion of foreign investment in the country provides information about the necessary authorizations for setting up business.
Competent Organisation For the Declaration
The website of the Amman Stock Exchange listing the restrictions on foreign investment.
Jordan's Securities Commission
Requests For Specific Authorisations
There is no obligation to declare in Jordan. However, in some sectors such as commercial activities, engineering, transport services... foreign capital invested in the company may not be more than 50% of the total capital. In other sectors such as freight or postal services, this share is reduced to 49%.

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
Jordan Investment Commission
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
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DgMarket, Tenders Worldwide
Other Useful Resources
10 Reasons to Invest in Jordan - Amman Stock Exchange

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