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Jordan garment sector makes progress on compliance 22 May 2018

Working conditions in Jordan’s garment sector are continuing to make "important progress," according to a new report, but a lot remains to be done if the industry is to move beyond compliance.

EU fashion brands support relaxed origin rules for Jordan 9 May 2017

Implementing the European Union (EU)-Jordan agreement struck last July to simplify EU rules of origin (RoO) can only be good for European clothing brands and retailers, experts agreed at an event in Brussels last week to launch 'New Trade and Business Opportunities in Jordan'.

New Jordan garment sector alliance to help refugees 7 Apr 2017

A new garment sector alliance in Jordan aims to create opportunities for refugees caught up in the Syrian crisis and help their host countries – but participants acknowledge the challenges that lie ahead.

Jordan garment sector strong despite regional unrest 19 Nov 2015

Jordan's US$1.34bn garment sector continues to expand despite the turmoil in much of the Middle East, with growth forecast at 10% in 2015. Yet while the industry is growing, jeans manufacturers have been complaining about water shortages and rising costs.

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US brands challenged on migrant worker abuse in Jordan 3 May 2018

Fashion brands sourcing from Jordan have been accused of taking little targeted action to prevent the exploitation of migrant workers in their supply chains.

Classic Fashion Apparel selects planning tool to support growth 21 Aug 2017

The Middle East's largest apparel manufacturer, Classic Fashion Apparel industry Ltd Co, is implementing Fast React’s Evolve manufacturing planning and control solution to streamline planning processes, increase efficiency and boost speed to market.

Jordan garments removed from US forced labour list 4 Oct 2016

Garments made in Jordan have been removed from a list of goods produced using child or forced labour compiled by the US Department of Labor (DOL), after the likelihood of violations was deemed to be "significantly reduced".

Jordan exporters unhappy at EU refugee-linked deal 1 Sep 2016

Jordanian clothing exporters are unhappy that the European Union (EU) has insisted their workforces comprise a minimum 15% of Syrian refugees (rising to 25% in three years’ time) to benefit from special access to EU markets through the generalised scheme of preferences (GSP).

EU relaxes origin rules on Jordan clothing exports 24 Aug 2016

New relaxed rules of origin – technical criteria determining if a product qualifies for preferential trade arrangements – will make it easier for manufacturers in Jordan to export clothes if they employ Syrian refugees, a European Commission spokesperson has confirmed to just-style. 

Jordan QIZ workers face "undignified" conditions 3 Aug 2016

A human rights organisation has condemned what it describes as "undignified" conditions faced by workers in Jordan’s Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZ), as well as violations at some textile factories outside these zones.

JORDAN: US assesses worker rights progress 3 Jul 2014

Government officials from the US and Jordan have met to assess progress on worker rights in the latter’s fast-growing garment industry.

JORDAN: Collective bargaining agreement making progress 6 Nov 2013

Progress is being made on worker relations in Jordan’s strike-hit garment manufacturing sector following the signing of a collective bargaining agreement earlier this year.

JORDAN: Unions agree deal for textile and garment workers 14 Jun 2013

Textile and garment industry workers in Jordan have reached an agreement with two employer associations that should lead to better working conditions.

JORDAN: M&S to open first store 13 Nov 2012

UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) will open its first store in Jordan next month with franchise partner Al-Futtaim Group as part of wider expansion plans in the region.