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Ease of Doing Business in

Jordan

Jordan Download Profile (1783.4KB, pdf)
Region Middle East & North Africa
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 7,594,547
GNI Per Capita (US$) 4,680
City covered Amman

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DB 2017 Rank

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100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 118 119 up
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57.30 57.02 down
0.28
Starting a Business 106 98 down
8
84.62 84.84 down
0.22
Dealing with Construction Permits 109 96 down
13
67.19 68.32 down
1.13
Getting Electricity 48 60 up
12
80.93 77.88 up
3.05
Registering Property 96 96
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62.18 62.18
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Getting Credit 185 185
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0.00 0.00
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Protecting Minority Investors 165 166 up
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35.00 35.00
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Paying Taxes 79 82 up
3
73.94 73.28 up
0.66
Trading across Borders 50 50
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86.39 86.06 up
0.33
Enforcing Contracts 124 124
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52.42 52.42
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Resolving Insolvency 142 142
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30.38 30.17 up
0.21

Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank: 106

DB 2016 Rank: 98

Change in Rank: down8

DB 2017 DTF (% points): 84.62

DB 2016 DTF (% points): 84.84

Change in DTF (% points): down0.22

Standardized Company
Legal form: Limited Liability Company
Paid-in minimum capital requirement: JOD 2.5
City: Amman
Indicator Jordan Middle East & North Africa OECD high income
Procedure – Men (number) info_outline 7.0 7.8 4.8
Time – Men (days) info_outline 12.0 20.1 8.3
Cost – Men (% of income per capita) info_outline 22.4 26.3 3.1
Procedure – Women (number) info_outline 8.0 8.6 4.8
Time – Women (days) info_outline 13.0 20.9 8.3
Cost – Women (% of income per capita) info_outline 22.4 26.3 3.1
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita) info_outline 0.1 11.2 9.2
  • No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Obtain husband's permission to leave the home

    Agency: Domicile

    According to the Personal law Status, a wife must obtain permission to leave the home. If she doesn't, she is considered disobedient and will not be entitled to financial support.
    1 day No cost
    2

    Open a bank account and deposit 50% of the capital

    Agency: Bank

    All new businesses must open a bank account and deposit at least 50 percent of their startup capital.
    1 day no charge
    3

    Register at the Ministry of Industry and Trade

    Agency: Ministry of Industry and Trade

    To register, the entrepreneur must submit the following documents to the Companies Registry of the Ministry of Trade and Industry:
    1. Duly completed application for company registration
    2. The memorandum and articles of association (standard forms are often used)
    3. Proof of 50% capital deposit from the Bank
    4. Copy of the entrepreneur's ID card

    Fees include:
    (1) Registration fees of 0.002 (2/1000) of the capital of the company, or 250 JD, whichever is greater;
    (2) Stamp Fees of 0.003 (3/1000) of the capital of the company; and
    (3) Fee for publication in the official gazette: JOD 15
    (4) Fee for filing the first general assembly meeting and board of directors' meeting minutes: JOD 40
    (5) Fee for obtaining the standard form of the memorandum and articles of association: JOD 10
    (6) Fee for the Registration Certificate: JOD 10
    (7) Filing fee: JOD 10
    1 day see procedure details
    * 4

    Obtain a tax identification number and Register for VAT

    Agency: Tax Office

    The entrepreneur must apply for tax registration (including corporate tax, income tax, and VAT) by completing the application form and submitting it to the relevant one-stop-shop counter of the Companies Registry. The company obtains a unique tax identification number (TIN).
    1 day, simultaneous with previous procedure no charge
    * 5

    Register at the Chamber of Industry or the Chamber of Commerce

    Agency: Chamber of industry or chamber of commerce

    If the company conducts commercial activities, it must register with the Chamber of Commerce. If the company conducts industrial activities, it must register with the Chamber of Industry. In order to register, the following documents are required for submission:
    • Certificate of Registration from the Ministry of Trade and Industry
    • Memorandum and articles of incorporation
    • Original lease agreement of workplace premises
    • Copy of the identity cards (ID) of the company's authorized signatories

    Registration fees vary as a function of the startup capital. If the company conducts industrial and commercial activities, it is required to register with both chambers.
    To register at the Chamber of Commerce, fees vary between JOD 50 and JOD 1,500.
    To register at the Chamber of Industry, fees vary between JOD 100 and JOD 1,500.
    1 day, simultaneous with previous procedure JOD 75 for registration at the Chamber of Commerce or JOD 200 for registration at the Chamber of Industry
    6

    Obtain a vocational license from the Greater Municipality of Amman (GAM)

    Agency: Greater Municipality of Amman (GAM)

    The entrepreneur must submit a complete application form along with the following documents in order to obtain a vocational license from the municipality:
    • A planning location map issued by the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM)
    • Occupancy permit issued by GAM and usually obtained by the landlord immediately upon completion of construction
    • A copy of the property deed or lease agreement from the landlord

    Once the GAM officer verifies that the location is situated in the right zoning area and that no property taxes or fees are due, a municipal officer sets a date for inspection of the company premises. If the conducted inspection is deemed satisfactory, the entrepreneur must submit the following documents to the competent vocational licenses division of the municipality:
    • The company’s certificate of registration
    • A certificate of the company’s authorized signatories
    • Memorandum and articles association
    • Certificate of registration with either the Chamber of Commerce or the Chamber of Industry
    • The lease contract stamped by GAM
    • The planning location map issued by GAM
    • The occupation permit issued by the GAM

    If the company premises is 150 square meters or more (or for certain businesses requiring civil defense measures), GAM sends a letter to the Civil Defense Directorate. If the company meets the requirements of the Civil Defense Directorate inspection but does not undergo inspection by the Directorate within 4 days of the letter receipt, GAM grants the applicant a conditional vocational license which may be revoked in the subsequent year if the Civil Defense Department does not grant its approval.
    8 days JOD 200
    * 7

    Receive health and safety inspection by the Greater Municipality of Amman (GAM)

    Agency: Greater Municipality of Amman (GAM)

    For certain businesses, a representative of the Ministry of Health may conduct a health inspection of the company premises.
    1 day, simultaneous with previous procedure no charge
    * 8

    Register for social security

    Agency: Social Security Office

    Every business must register for social security. The company must submit the social security contributions for its employees on a monthly basis. As of September 2011, two additional social insurance schemes were introduced: the unemployment insurance, and the maternity insurance. These additional schemes have raised the private-sector monthly insurance contributions by 2.25%.
    1 day, simultaneous with previous procedure no charge

    * Takes place simultaneously with previous procedure.

    Applies to women only.