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11-10-2018

In this 2,200-word factsheet we provide a profile of the Syrian cement sector.

02-10-2018

The main highlights of the 60th edition of the Damascus International Trade Fair, which was held last month, included a relatively large Russian presence, a very limited one by Chinese companies and the absence of announcements of major business deals.

02-10-2018

China’s Huawei is considering withdrawing from Syria, posing a serious challenge to the country’s telecommunications sector, and highlighting the unwillingness of Chinese companies to take the Syria risk.

25-09-2018

Syrian state entities have signed contracts worth several dozens of millions of dollars to buy heavy machinery from China and Russia.

18-09-2018

Syria’s foreign trade deficit increased again in 2017, initial data indicate.

18-09-2018

The tables below provide a list of Syria's main trading partners last year with the value of their exports to, and import from, Syria.

17-09-2018

The tables below provide a list of Syria's main trading partners last year with the value of their exports to, and import from, Syria.

11-09-2018

The list below includes all the Syrian individuals, entities, aircrafts and vessels that have been put under sanctions by the U.S. Administration since 2005.

11-09-2018

The Syrian government has signed a contract to import 1,000 transit buses from China in the next year, a contract worth dozens of millions of dollars.

31-07-2018

The Syrian government has extended for six more months the exemption on custom duties granted to imports from Iran.

31-07-2018

The U.S. has blacklisted a number of Syrian and other individuals and entities over the regime’s chemicals production programme.

24-07-2018

The list below includes the names of all the individuals that have been blacklisted by the European Union since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in March 2011.

22-07-2018

Statement of the International Syria Support Group
Vienna, 17 May 2016

22-07-2018

Statement of the International Syria Support Group

22-07-2018

Statement of the International Syria Support Group
Vienna, October 30, 2015

Meeting in Vienna, on October 30, 2015, China, Egypt, the EU, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the United States [“the participants”] came together to discuss the grave situation in Syria and how to bring about an end to the violence as soon as possible.

22-07-2018

Statement of the International Syria Support Group
Vienna, November 14, 2015

12-07-2018

In this 2,600-word factsheet we look at China’s economic interests in Syria.

10-07-2018

The two tables below list the number of foreigners by nationality who entered Syria in the period 2010-2016.

03-07-2018

Export-import; building materials trading; contracting

02-07-2018

Iran exports to Syria, including radars, continued to increase last year, positioning it as the country’s third largest supplier.

26-06-2018

According to a local media, a Spanish company is considering supplying a photovoltaic power station in Syria, a very rare example of western interest in the Syrian economy.

25-06-2018

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russian NTV Channel in Damascus on Sunday June 24, 2018.

12-06-2018

Export-import; contracting

10-05-2018

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Kathimerini, a Greek daily, in Damascus on May 10, 2018.

10-04-2018

A British petroleum company has confirmed that oil continues to be extracted from its fields in northern Syria despite western sanctions.

27-03-2018

The imposition of new duty fees has disrupted Syria’s car assembly sector, which despite being very small had even started assembling Toyota cars.

06-03-2018

A Lebanese media close to the Syrian regime has provided an estimate for the oil production in the Kurdish-controlled part of the country.

06-03-2018

Filings from some companies have confirmed the improvement in the Syrian business environment in 2017 after years of steep decline.

30-01-2018

Chinese companies are increasingly enquiring about business opportunities in Syria, although no funding for reconstruction is expected to come from Beijing.

19-12-2017

A Russian official has expressed what is the bluntest statement to date on Russia’s ambition to get hold of as much of Syria’s energy and other economic resources as possible.

12-12-2017

The combined number of cars assembled by Syria’s five car assembly plants reached a mere 499 cars in the first 11 months of the year, a reflection of the dismal situation of the market and of the purchasing power of the population.

12-12-2017

A selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

28-11-2017

The Syrian Minister of Economy has implicitly acknowledged that his government will receive no major funding for the reconstruction effort.