This website originates in the technical cooperation project with the title “Quality Infrastructure for the Promotion of Trade and Consumer Protection” between the Federal Republic of Germany and four countries of the Middle East region. Within the framework of this cooperation, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), acting on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, has supported partners in Jordan and the Palestinian State to establish this market information portal. The objective is to improve the knowledge in the business community and the private sector concerning requirements of selected export markets. Prior to the implementation of the project, the relevant partners, the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) and the Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (FPCCIA), as well as the target sectors, furniture and leather shoes for the Palestinian State and Dead Sea natural cosmetics, garments and electrical household appliances for Jordan, were selected. The targeted export markets were defined in a participatory process jointly with private sector representatives and the partner institutions.
PTB is the National Metrology Institute of Germany. It is a scientific and technical higher federal authority falling under the competence of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. With metrology as the core competence, PTB measures with the highest accuracy and reliability for the benefit of society, trade and industry, and science. Since the 1960ies PTB is implementing development cooperation projects in the technical field of quality infrastructure on behalf of the German government throughout the world.