Jordan, Canada to sign joint free trade agreement

KUNA, Kuwait

Jordan, Canada to sign joint free trade agreement

5 August 2008

AMMAN (KUNA) — Jordan and Canada will initially sign a joint free trade agreement at the end of this month and will be officially approved by the end of this year, Jordanian General Secretariat for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce Muntaser Al-Aqla said on Tuesday.

The official told reporters that positive outcome regarding a joint free trade agreement with Canada was reached during a second round of talks between July 24 and 31 where he was a representative of the Jordanian side.

The two sides agreed on cooperation in the labor sector, environment, health, and government commercial facilities, Al-Aqla said.

The two sides also discussed lower custom taxes, he said, noting that the agreement will include a tax relief on Canadian goods upon the date of signing of the agreement.

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