Jordan - Country Commercial Guide

Describes what a company needs to know to take advantage of e-commerce in the local market and covers prominent B2B websites.

Last published date: 2022-12-14

Jordan is one of the more advanced countries in the region in this field.  The country has an Internet penetration rate around 68 percent and high-speed broadband is widely available, in addition to having multiple internet service providers (ISPs).  E-commerce facilities have been developed by various service providers.

Jordan started to introduce electronic commerce legislation a few years ago, though there has yet to emerge a clear set of regulations covering e-commerce transactions.  Legislation that allows for and regulates electronic signatures is still needed. 

Recently, the Jordanian Customs Department issued a new amendment to the law in regard to clearance of online orders for personal use introducing new tariffs; shipments under 200 Jordanian Dinars will be subject to customs fees with an amount of 10 percent of the shipment value with a minimum of 5 Jordanian Dinars.  Moreover, anyone buying from an online store should have their national number for Jordanians and residency number for non-Jordanians on their shipment to be processed by the Jordanian Customs Department.