Jordanian foodstuff traders briefed on Daman Program
Jordanian foodstuff traders were briefed on the Daman Program at a seminar hosted at the Amman Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday September 9, 2003. The seminar described the program and included a round-table discussion of how the program would affect foodstuffs with respect to the Jordan market.
Daman is the program that ensures quality and safety in one. The Daman program has been implemented to guarantee that the quality of locally manufactured and imported products comply with Jordanian standards and technical regulations, which are harmonized with international quality standards.
Daman certification is mandatory for vehicles and tires, electrical and electronic appliances, children’s toys and bicycles, personal protective equipment. Foodstuffs will be included in the program on an optional basis. Domestically produced goods are to be tested and certified at the site of manufacture. Imported goods are to undergo verification and testing in the country of supply. Daman is operating under JISM’s authority.
The Daman program prevents the dumping of sub-standard products in Jordan and encourages the enhancement of quality and safety in domestically produced products. As such, foodstuffs traders were reassured that the implementation of this program will play a imperative role in increasing consumers’ trust in Jordanian products and will strengthen Jordan’s credibility internationally. — (menareport.com)
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