Jordan’s Cabinet has approved a code of conduct on disclosing conflicts of interest. The code sets out the duties and responsibilities of Ministers. It also defines principles obliging the president and members of the Cabinet to abide by the rule of law, transparency, disclosure of conflicts of interest, previous professional and trade relations, accountability, integrity, efficiency, effectiveness, justice and equal opportunities.
Ministers may accept ordinary official or honorary gifts and other forms of appreciation, but must not accept or seek any kind of gift, benefit or other allowance. Gifts to Ministers exceeding 50 Dinars will have to be disclosed. Any gifts exceeding 50 Dinars will be considered public funds and property to be transferred to the Department of General Supplies. Ministers will have to disclose to the PM any conflict of personal and professional interests. Ministers will not be able to use their influence to benefit themselves, family members, or other related bodies. In addition, Ministers may not use information gained while in office to benefit themselves after they have left. They must also wait one year after leaving office to contract with the Ministry they ran. Finally, Ministers and their relatives must not trade in shares of companies they are responsible for, or benefit from material and non-public information.