Gov’t Suggests Tying Refugee Aid to Labour Permits

تم نشره في Sun 15 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
  • Syrian refugees at the Zaatri Camp in Jordan - (Mohammad Abu Ghoush/AlGhad)

AMMAN —AlGhad— Minister Yaroub Qudah confirmed to AlGhad today, on Sunday, that the government has suggested tying Syrian refugee aid at camps to the issuance of labour permits or regular employment, as that would add to the benefits of the EU Rules of Origin agreement with Jordan.

Mr Qudah, the minister of industry and trade, said that employing Syrian refugees has been one of the prime challenges to making use of the Rules of Origin agreement.

Jordan exports some 3,000 kinds of commodity to the Euro-Zone, with exception of agricultural produce and foodstuff.

Syrian refugees must comprise 15 per cent of the total workforce of any company seeking to make use of the agreement, for the first year. By year two, Syrians must comprise 25 per cent of the workforce at companies benefiting from the agreement.