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According to the agreement, 52 Jordanian products are exempted from rules of origin stipulations on the condition that they are made up of at least 15 percent Syrian labor, and are manufactured in one of 18 special economic zones. Within two years, this minimum will increase to 25 percent of the production line.

As a result, government, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders have shifted their focus to employing Syrians within these special economic zones, particularly in factories that manufacture the 52 eligible products.

While this rightfully shifted the perception of refugees to more of an opportunity than a liability, it does not properly harvest their skillsets.

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