Retail & Trade

01-12-2004
The Syrian General Customs Directorate is going to computerize all its operations under a USD 50 million project supported by the European Union and UNCTAD.
01-11-2004
Adnan Suleiman, head of Syria's General Free Trade Zones authority has announced that 13 new Duty Free Markets will be built throughout Syria's border posts.
01-08-2004
Syrian-Lebanese bilateral trade grew by 27 percent last year, according to the latest data from the Syrian-Lebanese Higher Council.
01-07-2004
Syria and the Gulf Cooperation Council are expected to finalize and sign a Free Trade Agreement between them in the coming few months.
01-05-2004
Syria and Turkey are moving ever closer towards the setting up of a Free Trade Area between them.
01-05-2004
According to preliminary figures recently released by Syria's General Customs Directorate and reported in Teshreen daily, Syria's export sales witnessed a significant decline in 2003 to SYP 247.804 billion (USD 4.76 billion) from SYP 316 billion (USD 6...
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.

Events

Damascus 1st Tourism Shopping Festival
Kiwan Land
The Green Economy
Damascus Chamber of Commerce