Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / QIZs prove to be engines of economic growth
QIZs prove to be engines of economic growth
Apr '10
Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZs) in Jordan have proved to be engines of economic growth for the Arab kingdom. By using a percentage of key inputs, sourced from neighbouring Israel, the goods produced in the QIZs, qualify for duty-free access to the biggest market in the world, the US.

There are around 13 QIZs spread across the kingdom, in which 109 companies have set up shop, which in all provide employment to over 36,000 people, necessarily not all Jordanians. This is so, because the local workforce lacks the skills to work in the factories, according to an expert.

Most of the units which have been set up are mainly from the textile and clothing sector and manufacture for globally renowned brands like Calvin Klein, Victoria's Secret, Nike and Reebok. Along with generating employment, these QIZs are also major export revenue generators.

Exports from the Jordanian QIZs to the US have shot up 100-fold, from $15 million in 1997 to peak at $1.5 billion in 2006, or roughly 20 percent of the country's gross domestic product. Ten Israeli factories have set up factories in the QIZs and most of the exports are even routed through Israel, to save costs.

However, now Jordan has struck a new trade agreement with the US, under which, products manufactured anywhere in Jordan, even from outside the QIZs, gain duty-free access to the US markets. Jordan has also struck similar trade deals with Canada and Turkey.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jun 2017

Half of 7,000 new apparel online each day target women

Adobe has released its first Digital Price Index for apparels,...

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2017

First Insight, Chico's FAS enter partnership

First Insight, a technology company transforming how retailers make...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jun 2017

Expand changing use of social and web resources

With over 400 million impressions to date and web traffic of over two ...

Interviews View All

Rajiv Sirohi

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Angelina Francesca Cheang

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
June 2017

June 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search