ACI is a leading Jordanian private sector organization dedicated to the development of Jordan’s industrial sector through diversified range of services and activities, some of which are unique in the Arab world.
The Chamber serves as a forum for the views of the industrial sector and maintains close cooperation with all, the government and national institutions, responsible for economic planning and administration.
Established in 1962, as a non-profit organization representing the industrial sector and a main reference organization for information on industry and the economy. The Chamber has about 7500 members from the Manufacturing , Mining, Energy and Information Technology production industries, varying in size from the large to the medium and small.
The functions and duties of the Chamber are wide-ranging and divers. The Chamber’s main concern is the continued growth, well-being and development of the Jordanian economy in general, and the advancement of the industrial sector in particular. It has consistently shown initiative and dynamism, making many significant contributions to the national dialogues. This has earned the Chamber the respect of all other economic institutions and parties in Jordan, and a position of leadership in the private sector.
The Chamber’s Board of Directors is composed of twelve member democratically elected for a four year term by the Chamber’s active members . The Chairman and the Board are responsible for general policy formulation and for planning Programs and plans of action for implementation. To enable the Board of Directors to perform their task effectively, several specialized committees administered by the Board Members to handle the issues of laws and legislations, national and international affairs, and other aspects related to ACI ‘s policy and management.
The Board also meets frequently with the fourteen industrial sub-sectors consultant committees that function to serve the various issues related to the industrial sub-sectors they represent, to address their concerns and discuss the related current economic situations and other mutual issues with them.
All developments affecting economic and industrial performance including new draft legislation and regulations are therein reviewed, and the Chamber’s position towards them developed.
The Chamber is also deeply concerned with Jordan’s regional and international economic relations, an interest that revolves around two main aspects. The first of these is the country’s export orientation, the position of Jordanian products on foreign markets, and the quest for new markets abroad. In this respect, the Chamber is involved in the promotion and development of national exports and in building the ties and bonds necessary for their growth. For this purpose, the Chamber continuously develops its relations with its counterpart institutions of industry and trade in many countries of the Arab world and other regions.
The second aspect concerns Jordan’s ability to attract foreign investment. This is not merely a question of expanding and enhancing national production, but also one of affirming Jordan’s openness to world trade, and its regional and international outlook. Jordan has much to offer, indeed far more than meets the eye. The synergy that would be sparkled off by interaction with foreign business, technology, know how and management is tremendous and holds the promise of great profit for Jordanian and foreign investors alike. The Amman Chamber of Industry is at the forefront of this developing trend and maintains strong ties with various chambers and international organizations in order to ensure this kind of interaction.