Retail & Trade

01-04-2004
In an interview with The Daily Star, a Lebanese daily, Ghassan al-Rifai, Minister of Economy and Trade, said that he expected bilateral trade with Iraq to exceed USD 1 billion in 2004.
01-04-2004
A number of new duty free markets (DFMs) are expected to be set up on Syria's borders, according to a story from Zone News an Arabic news portal, after licenses in that sense have been provided to unnamed Syrian private investors.
01-03-2004
Syrian exporters continue to fare badly in export markets. The issue has become more pressing following the gradual opening of the domestic market to foreign competition.
01-02-2004
Syria's foreign trade recorded a positive balance of SYP 28.82 billion (USD 554 million) in the first nine months of 2003.
01-10-2003
Syria has recorded a USD 620 million positive trade balance in the first half of the year, according to Teshreen, the state-owned daily.
01-10-2003
The Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade (now the Ministry of Trade) has lifted its ban on the import of artificial flowers.
01-08-2003
The latest measure on foreign exchange is meant to simplify operations for exporters, reduce fake export operations and strengthen the national currency.
01-08-2003
Syria’s economic and business relationship with Turkey has grown in importance after the closure of the Iraqi market to Syrian businessmen.
01-07-2003
Syria's accession bid to the World Trade Organisation was boosted by the declaration of the third Euro-Mediterranean Trade Ministerial Conference, which took place in Palermo, Italy on 7th July 2003.
01-05-2003
In spite of an official desire, in both Damascus and Beirut, of a strengthening of the economic relations between the two countries, the official level of bilateral trade continues to remain extremely modest and even witnessed a sharp fall last year.
01-05-2003
Syria and Yemen have ratified an agreement signed between them to encourage direct investments between them.
01-03-2003
Following the meeting of the Syrian-Greek Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC), held in Damascus on February 22 and 23, bilateral economic relations between these two politically close countries are expected to receive a boost.
01-03-2003
An important British business delegation held a round-table meeting with a number of Syrian businessmen in Damascus on February 17, the second such encounter after a first meeting held last July.
01-02-2003
The visit to Damascus of Turkish State Minister Kursat Tuzmen, at the head of a 200 strong business delegation, provided him with the opportunity to offer Syria several trade boosting propositions.
01-02-2003
The Syrian President issued on January 28 a new decree regulating investment in the country's free trade zones (FTZ).

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