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Jordan: Enhancement of Customs Security at Aqaba Special Economic Zone

September 2, 2019

In the scope of the country’s continuous efforts to create competent border enforcement measures, Jordan signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Japan to enhance the Customs security at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone.

The MoU provides the authorities concerned with a grant of around US$15.7 million to update all the X-ray machines used by the Customs officials. The new and improved X-ray machines will allow agents to check for false compartments and smuggling loads tucked into otherwise normal looking vehicles, among other uses.

It is worth noting that Japan and Jordan maintain friendly bilateral relations and economic cooperation since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1954.

Recordals in Jordan are available at two different authorities, the General Customs Department and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority. The below table lists the required documents for recordal with the General Customs Department and ASEZA:

Recordal with General Customs Department

Recordal with Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority

• Power of attorney, legalized

• Copy of the registration certificate of the trademark to be recorded

• A petition duly executed on behalf of the rights holder

• Brochures or images showing how the genuine trademark is being used

• Power of attorney, legalized

• Copy of the registration certificate of the trademark to be recorded

• Application form

• Brochures or images showing how the genuine trademark is being used

Recordal is valid for the trademark’s protection term, renewable for like periods

Recordal is valid for one year, renewable for like periods

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