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Jordan: Standards and Metrology Organization Law Amended

September 4, 2015

Jordan has recently amended the Standards and Metrology Organization Law (JSMO) by virtue of Law No. 38 of 2015.

Article 12 of the amended law now gives the JSMO the authority to confiscate counterfeit products and to raid shops suspected of selling or making counterfeit products.

The same article allows the destruction of products that are proven to be counterfeit, regardless of where they are seized.

In this respect, and as the law did not differentiate between products caught at the borders or inside Jordan, it is understood that JSMO may exercise their authority to destroy products even at the borders, as opposed to the previous law which gave the importer the right to choose between destroying or re-exporting the fake products.

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