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Starting a business in Jordan

Legal Forms of Companies

A Private shareholding company is a joint-stock company with limited liability.
Number of partners: Two minimum, with no limitation in the number
Capital (max/min): Minimum 50,000 JOD.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed in capital.
A Public shareholding company is the equivalent of the Public Limited Company.
Number of partners: Minimum two. No maximum
Capital (max/min): Minimum 500,000 JOD.
20% must be subscribed at the constitution.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Limited Partnership
Number of partners: Two or more, with no limitation in the number
Capital (max/min): Minimum capital of JOD 100,000.
Shareholders and liability: Liability of general partners is unlimited, that of limited partners is limited to their shares.
General partnership
Number of partners: Minimum two, maximum twenty
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: Partners' liability is several and unlimited for the debts of the company.

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Jordan Middle East & North Africa
Procedures (number) 7.0 6.3
Time (days) 12.5 19.5

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

The Competent Organisation
The Department of Trade and Industry, the tax department, the social security office and the Town Council where the company has set up business are the competent organizations for registering a company.
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Jordan.
Jordan Investment Board, Register your company.

Financial Information Directories

Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses

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