Year of Establishment: 1994
Chairman representing Turkey: Ömer Faruk Akbal
Company: Fuzul Yapı
Counterpart Organisation: Jordanian Businessmen Association
Counterpart Chairman: Hamdi Tabaa
Company: Al-Tawfeek Co., Chairman of the Board
The DEİK/Turkey-Jordan Business Council was established in 1994 with the Jordanian Businessmen Association acting as Counterpart Organisation. The primary objective of the Council is to encourage bilateral trade and industrial cooperation as well as joint ventures. The Council also lobbied both the private sector and state authorities for a Free Trade Agreement. Jordan has concluded an FTA with the United States of America. This makes it an attractive destination for Turkish investors. The Council has highlighted this advantage in its promotion of investments in the country, in particular to Turkish textile companies. In its future activities, the Council intends to focus on new sectors as well as on Jordan’s potential role as a gateway to the Gulf countries. Due to the ongoing war in Syria, Turkish exporters must find new trade routes. Currently Turkey is holding talks with Jordan on the commencement of regular Ro-Ro services between the two countries.