Jordan Free Trade Agreement (JOFTA)
Information for U.S. Exporters is available through the Department of Commerce at: http://www.export.gov/FTA/index.asp
The Jordan Free Trade Agreement (JOFTA) went into effect on December 17, 2001. Under the agreement virtually all Jordanian goods enter the United States duty free. The Jordan FTA does NOT provide a merchandise processing fee (MPF) exemption.
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This document provides the most relevant information in HTSUS General Notes 18 and 19 CFR Subpart K.
Data Elements for the Jordan FTA Certification of Origin - 19 CFR 10.704
Importers under the Jordan FTA should be prepared to submit to CBP a certification (a.k.a. declaration) as specified in 19 CFR 10.704 showing how the good meets the requirements of the FTA. Also see the “Importer Requirements” section of the Jordan Free Trade Agreement Implementation Instructions.
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) - Jordan FTA General Note 18
This is a current link to the general note, including the Rules of Origin, Definitions and Value.
NOTE: On the USITC link, select the “General Notes; General rules of Interpretation; General Statistical Notes,” link, followed by “General Note 18”.
Goods of Jordan are not subject to Quota.
Additional Resources and Regulations:
The complete text of the agreement.
A current link to the e-CFR website including: Import Requirements, Filing a Claim, Regional Value Content (RVC) Certification, Post-Importation Refunds, Rules of Origin, Origin Verifications, Transshipment, and Penalties.
Made available by the United States Trade Representative (USTR).
Public Law No. 107-43, 115 Stat. 243 and codified at 19 USC 2112 Note.
This document enacting the Jordan FTA was published in the Federal Register on December 31, 2001.