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Business Reforms in Jordan

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

DB2018

Getting Credit: Jordan improved access to credit information by establishing a new credit bureau.

DB2017

Paying Taxes: Jordan made paying taxes less costly by increasing the depreciation rates for some fixed assets.

Trading across Borders: Jordan made exporting and importing easier by streamlining customs clearance processes, advancing the use of a single window and improving infrastructure at the Aqaba customs and port.

DB2015

Trading across Borders: Jordan made trading across borders easier by improving infrastructure at the port of Aqaba.

DB2012

Starting a Business: Jordan made starting a business easier by reducing the minimum capital requirement from 1,000 Jordanian dinars to 1 dinar, of which only half must be deposited before company registration.

Trading across Borders: Jordan made trading across borders faster by introducing X-ray scanners for risk management systems.

DB2011

Getting Credit: Jordan improved its credit information system by setting up a regulatory framework for establishing a private credit bureau as well as lowering the threshold for loans to be reported to the public credit registry.

Paying Taxes: Jordan abolished certain taxes and made it possible to file income and sales tax returns electronically.

DB2010

Starting a Business: Jordan made starting a business easier by offering a single reception service for company registration at the company registrar.

Dealing with Construction Permits: Jordan made dealing with construction permits easier by extending the services of the one-stop shop in Greater Amman to midsize commercial construction projects.

Registering Property: Jordan made registering property easier by reducing the property transfer fees.

Paying Taxes: Jordan made paying taxes easier for companies by introducing an online filing and payment system and simplifying tax forms.

Trading across Borders: Jordan reduced the time for exporting and importing by implementing a risk-based inspection system with postdestination clearance for preapproved traders, reducing the number of containers subject to physical inspection and allowing online submission of customs declarations by fully implementing the ASYCUDA World electronic data interchange system.

Enforcing Contracts: Jordan improved its contract enforcement system by setting up a specialized commercial court division, equipping its courts with a computer-aided case management system and raising the ceiling for cases heard by the lower court to improve the distribution of the caseload.

DB2009

Starting a Business: Jordan made starting a business easier by reducing the paid-in minimum capital requirement by more than 96%.

DB2008

Starting a Business: Jordan reduced the time and number of procedures to start a business by enhancing the operations of the one-stop shop at the company registry and adding the presence of a representative of the municipality of Amman.