Jamal is a customs expert with 25 years’ experience in international trade and customs, rules of origin, tariff schedules and audits, classification and taxation, review of customs cases, formulating customs policies and planning strategies and projects.
He has a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the Middle Eastern trade and customs issues, and was a member of the World Customs Organization (WCO) working group which discussed harmonized tariff systems and rules of origin. He has also represented Jordan Customs at the WCO Council Sessions and Capacity Building Committee Sessions.
Jamal was a leading customs specialist in USAID funded programs, dealing with customs issues; and World Trade Organization (WTO) issues related to the accession of Jordan to the WTO.
Jamal worked as the Assistant Director Amman Customs, and Head of International Conventions and Agreements in the Customs Authority of Jordan. He was also the Deputy Chief of Party for Jordan Customs Administration Modernization Program (CAMP). He has recently been appointed as the Middle East Regional Manager for Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES). Jamal has lectured extensively in training programs conducted in Kuwait and Jordan. He eventually delivered an associate of Applied Science degree in Customs Management at the Community College of Qatar. Jamal holds a Master of International Customs Law and Administration.