Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Capital: Amman HDI: 0.748 (80th)
GDP (PPP): $82.9 billion
Currency: Jordanian Dinar
Population: 9.71 million
Jordan, an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C.E. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the “Rose City.”
Jordan Economy 2016
Jordan’s economy is among the smallest in the Middle East, with insufficient supplies of water, oil, and other natural resources underlying the government’s heavy reliance on foreign assistance.
Economy of Jordan – Wikipedia
Jordan is an emerging knowledge economy. The main obstacles to Jordan’s economy are scarce water supplies, complete reliance on oil imports for energy, and regional instability.
Industry Trends & Business Climate
Improving business climate may land Jordan in IMF lap
Business climate improvement is so crucial now, that Jordan may soon seek the assistance of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – See more at: http://www.jordantimes.com/news/business/improving-business-climate-may-land-jordan-imf-lap-again#sthash.kQoscWFc.dpuf
Establishing a Presence
IPR Country Guide: Jordan Legal Information
The Law provides for several entity forms under which business may be conducted in Jordan
Starting a Business in Jordan
This site provides a detailed summary of the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs wishing to incorporate and register a new firm in Jordan.
Doing Business in Jordan – World Bank Group
This site summarizes Doing Business 2016 data for Jordan
Jordan Corporate Tax Rate | 2006-2016
The Corporate Tax Rate in Jordan stands at 20 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Jordan averaged 19 percent from 2006 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 25 percent in 2007 and a record low of 14 percent in 2010. Corporate Tax Rate in Jordan is reported by the Jordan Tax Service.
Jordan Corporate – Taxes
The corporate tax rates in Jordan are applied based on the industry/business activities from which the taxpayer generates income.
Jordan Personal Income Tax Rate | 2004-2016
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Jordan stands at 20 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Jordan averaged 20.92 percent from 2004 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 25 percent in 2005 and a record low of 14 percent in 2011. Personal Income Tax Rate in Jordan is reported by the Jordan Tax Service.
Jordan Individual – Taxes
Any income incurred in or from Jordan, for any person, regardless of the place of payment, shall be subject to tax in Jordan.
Jordan Sales Tax Rate | GST | 2014-2016
The Sales Tax Rate in Jordan stands at 16 percent.
Jordan VAT Calculator
Jordan sales rate is 16% for goods and services. VAT is collected here as General Sales tax, under two categories. General sales tax at a rate of 16% is collected for the supply of taxable goods or services and importation of taxable goods or services. Taxes collected at a reduced rate of 4% for specified agricultural products, fruits, meat, vegetables and live animals. Taxes are exempted for the energy-saving products and pharmaceutical industries.
Jordan Visa and Passport Requirements
Full detail on passports, visas and entry requirements for Jordan, including types, costs
Comprehensive Information on Jordan Visa Requirements
Mobile Phones & Wireless Internet Services | Orange Jordan
For the first time in Jordan, you can now benefit from the new uniqueOrange lines offering you benefits and monthly rewards like no other
183 tips on getting to and getting around Jordan from real travelers and locals.
Transport in Jordan – Wikipedia
With the exception of a railway system, Jordan has a developed public and private transportation system.
Jordan Telecom Group
Jordan Telecom Group is the sole integrated telecom operator in Jordan, bringing customers totally converged offers of fixed, mobile, internet, wholesale and content services.
National Labour Law Profile: Jordan
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Jordan. Labour Code, 1996
Labor law in Jordan
Due to the committed stance of the government of Jordan, education in Jordan has reached a new pinnacle of development.
Education in Jordan – Wikipedia
The role played by a good education system has been significant in the development of Jordan from a predominantly agrarian to an industrialized nation.
Holidays and observances in Jordan in 2016
Overview of holidays and many observances in Jordan during the year 2016
Jordan Public Holidays 2016
Jordan Public Holidays 2016 and 2017
CIA – The World Factbook — Jordan
CIA - The World Factbook -- Jordan
Demographic facts and statistics from the CIA
Demographics of Jordan – Wikipedia
This site is about the demographic features of the population of Jordan, includingpopulation density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace and economy
Climate of the World: Jordan
Jordan has a hot, dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. The climate is influenced by Jordan’s location between the subtropical aridity of the Arabian desert areas and the subtropical humidity of the eastern Mediterranean area.
Climate and Weather
With an arid desert climate, the fascinating country of Jordan is generally hot and dry, except during the short winter season between November and February when temperatures drop appreciably and wet weather, even snow, is possible, particularly in the east.
Jordan travel advice – GOVUK
Latest travel advice from the UK government for Jordan including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health
Jordan – travel.state.gov
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Cost of Living in Jordan
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Jordan. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
Cost of Living in Amman
List of prices in Amman (Jordan) for food, housing, transportation, going out, and more
Find out how what to wear, how to act, and tip guidelines for dining. Compare Jordan to other countries.
Culture and etiquette
If it’s possible to generalize, the three things that most annoy local people about foreign tourists in Jordan are immodest dress, public displays of affection and lack of social respect.
Jordan Free Trade Agreement (JOFTA)
The Jordan Free Trade Agreement (JOFTA) went into effect on December 17, 2001. Under the agreement virtually all Jordanian goods enter the United States duty free.
Jordan – Trade – European Commission
Jordan has an important trade deficit vis-à-vis the EU. However, Jordanian balance in services is positive and since 2009 continues to improve.
Customs: Regulations, Export-Import
Jordan Customs regulations and procedures for importing and exporting goods at border.
Import Customs Rules & Regulations
A complete guide to import product to Jordan
Housing and Rentals
Jordan Corporate Housing and Extended Stay Hotels
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The 10 Best Jordan Hotels (Middle East) – TripAdvisor
Find 47,471 traveler reviews, candid photos, and prices for 239hotels in Jordan.
Jordan – Lonely Planet
A guide to top attractionsd and experiences in Jordan
Jordan Tourism: Best of Jordan
TripAdvisor has 113,637 reviews of Jordan Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Jordan resource.