28 June, 2021 at 9 AM (EDT)
CABC, in cooperation with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Jordan, hosted a special webinar with presentations highlighting the advantage of using Aqaba Special Economic Zone as a hub for Canadian Middle-East strategy.
Jordan is the only Arab country with which Canada has a free trade agreement since 2012 and therefore Canadian companies could benefit from the location, the costs and the number of agreements that Jordan has developed with its neighbors to facilitate trade and movement of goods.
Aqaba offers a port, an airport, and a multitude of infrastructure for storing, packaging, labelling and then shipping by ground, sea or by Air, to other potential markets such as Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, etc. Starting January 2020, Aqaba became more attractive for Canadian businesses following the establishment of the direct shipping link between eastern Canada ports and the port of Aqaba.
H.E. Donica Pottie – Ambassador of Canada to Jordan
H.E. Majed Alqatarneh – Ambassador of Jordan to Canada
H.E. Eng. Nayef Al Bakheet, Chief Commissioner of Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA)
Mr Mohammad Al Sakran, Executive Director of Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC)
Mr. Sheldon Fink, PBI Aqaba International Industrial Estate LLP
Mr. Soren Jensen, CEO of Aqaba Container Terminal
Mr. Sharif Kamal, National Real Estate Company (NREC)