Jordan Importer of Record at a Glance:
Importer of Record
- Jordan is strict when it comes to documentation being accurate. Minor discrepancies can cause a shipment to get stuck in customs
IT Shipping & Logistics
- You will need TRC approval for all shipments containing telecommunications which can take several weeks to obtain prior to shipping
Importer of Record and Pre-Shipment Documentation
When shipping IT infrastructure into Jordan it’s important to be extremely specific and accurate with all of your paperwork. Minor discrepancies in paperwork will almost guarantee problems with customs Clearance. However, problems with your paperwork will also dramatically increase the already lengthy customs processing time.
None of this is to say that you shouldn’t import your equipment into Jordan or that it can’t be done seamlessly, but rather that it’s important to consult someone who is well versed in the process. As a point of contrast, there are some countries where you may not want or need to hire an expert like FGX – for example, shipping to Canada. Jordan, however, is one of the countries where you do.
You should know exactly what you are shipping. Your Bill of Materials (BOM) should include all of the equipment you are shipping, their quantities’, unit values (price you paid), and their country of origin. Furthermore, a packing list should be prepared including the exact weight and dimensions for each product.
All paperwork must be consistent and any discrepancies will cause issues during customs clearance.
Another reason to ensure accuracy is to avoid any changes in shipment information once the hardware is ready for transportation. Unlike some other countries, it is hard to change any of the information on the documents once the shipment is exported.
The regulatory board that oversees IT equipment is the TRC (Telecommunications Regulatory Commission). This commission is responsible for regulating the use and import of all of the telecommunications and IT equipment in Jordan. Before shipping to Jordan, one has to apply for a TRC permit, which FGX does on behalf of our clients when our IOR service is utilized. Obtaining the TRC’s approval can take several weeks, so it’s important to plan deployments well ahead of their deadlines.
IT Shipping & Logistics
The longest and most variable part of importing IT equipment into Jordan is the permits required in advance of shipping. But the logistics timeline is relatively predictable and constant. You can expect about 3-5 business days for air freight, 5-7 days for customs approval, and 1-2 days for last-mile delivery.
It’s important to reiterate, you must register your hardware with TRC before you ship. It typically several weeks for final approval and nothing can be shipped until it’s obtained.
FGX manages all of our client’s shipments door-to-door (or door-to-data center). This case study showcases how we navigated IT logistics and importation into Jordan at the time that it was written. Regulations and challenges are constantly changing and exact shipping requirements may have changed. To learn more about FGX and how our global shipping platform can help your company, reach out here.