The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an upper-middle income country in the Levant, with an economic resource base that centres on potash, phosphates, overseas remittances, tourism and medicine. Jordan is deemed to have a “moderate” understanding of its money laundering risks, many of which are linked to the predicate offences of tax evasion, robbery, theft and illicit drug trafficking. Human trafficking also represents a relatively high risk, particularly for Jordan’s high population of refugees and foreign migrant workers.
Cybercrime, bribery and corruption are further key issues of concern to which organisations operating in Jordan can be exposed. For more detail, consult our country risk report, which examines Jordan’s legal and regulatory approach to financial crime and analyses the nature of financial crime threats that arise from the country’s political and economic landscape.