Cotton (201)

16-10-2006

Exports by public sector textile firms have risen significantly in the first eight months of this year according to preliminary estimates

03-08-2006
The Ministry of Economy has issued a series of decisions to allow the private sector to import several new consumer and industrial items.
18-06-2006

The General Organisation of Textile Industries, the body supervising the state-owned textile sector, announced a drop of around 4 percent in the price of the cotton yarns it sells to local textile manufacturers.

03-06-2006
Syrian exports of textile products to the European Union fell sharply in 2005.
18-05-2006

The Government approved on May 2 the set-up of the "Eastern Region Development council", which will have the task to coordinate development programs in the three eastern provinces of Hassakeh, Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor.

03-05-2006

Syria has increased its cotton ginning capacity after the inauguration of a new ginning plant in Deir-ez-Zor with an annual capacity of 100 000 tonnes.

05-03-2006
Syria’s Cotton Ginning and Marketing Organisation (CGMO) recorded profits of SYP 5.228 billion (USD 100 million) in 2005, according to Omar Wasfi Aqili, its director-general.
05-01-2006
Syria allowed the import of several types of textile fabrics in a statement made by the Minister of Economy and Trade Amer Hosni Lutfi.
15-11-2005
In an effort to decrease the government’s fiscal bill and to stop the smuggling of oil derivatives across frontiers, a Syrian governmental committee recommended gradually increasing the price of oil derivatives in line with a long term-goal to ap...
01-11-2005
In an unprecedented and unexpected move, the Syrian government surprised the industrial and the commercial local community by allowing the import of garments from all over the world with a tariff barrier of 47.5 percent.
15-10-2005
The Syrian government will earmark USD 523 million for the development of the two governorates of Raqqa and Hassake in its upcoming five-year plan for 2006 to 2010.
15-09-2005
The Syrian General Organization of Foreign Trade signed an agreement with the Holding Egyptian Company in order to import 100,000 tons of Egyptian rice at a cost of USD 43 million.
16-06-2005
The garment industry is dominated by the private sector and has dramatically improved in the last fifteen years. Production is on the rise and so is quality.
02-05-2005
Exports have stagnated in the last few years, although, according to most analysts the Syrian production is competitive both in terms of quality and price. Marketing remains weak and product diversification limited.
15-04-2005
The Syria Report is publishing, with support from the Syrian European Business Centre, a special report on Syria's textile industry, Textile in Syria 2005.
01-07-2004
Ministry of Industry continues to seek the involvement of the private sector while avoiding privatization.
01-07-2004
The historic visit of the Syrian President aims at bolstering ties between the two countries following the US sanctions.
01-05-2004
Syria and Turkey are moving ever closer towards the setting up of a Free Trade Area between them.
01-04-2004
The General Organisation of Textile Industries has inaugurated its largest cotton ginning plant in Raqqa (northeast Syria).
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
The General Organisation of Textile Industry lost SYP 1.7 billion in 2003.
01-10-2003
The economic feasibility study for the building of a new cotton yarn and textile manufacturing plant in Tartous is expected to be completed before the end of November.
01-08-2003
The Ministry of Industry (MoI) has asked the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade (MoE) to delay the trade liberalization of a number of products in order to protect the local industry.
01-07-2003
The Foreign Service of the US Department of Agriculture (FAS-USDA) has released its annual report on Syria's cotton sector.
01-07-2003
Besides the on-going negotiations to reform the public industrial sector, other state-owned companies are trying to reform their managerial methods in order to adapt to their increasingly market-oriented business environment.
01-05-2003
Syria's public industrial sector (PIS) released improved figures for last year, both in terms of sales and of production.
01-01-2003

The draft law amending Syria's investment framework has been published by Al-Baath, one of the three national state-owned dailies.

01-01-2003
Syria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 3.35 percent in 2002, according to the Minister of Economy, Ghassan al-Rifai.
23-09-2002
Syria's production of cotton is expect to reach around 820,000 tonnes this year, from 1 million tonnes last year.
09-09-2002
Bilateral trade between the Czech Republic and Syria reached USD65.6 million in the first half of this year, from USD53.2 million for the whole of last year.
05-08-2002
The first effect of the collapse of the Zeyzoun dam have come out, with a report that the production of cotton is going to fall by a third to 723,000 tons in 2002, from 1MT last year.
05-08-2002
Syria's trade with Jordan has increased by 68% in the first five months of the year according to a statement released by the Jordanian Department of Statistics.
06-05-2002
According to Syria's minister of agriculture, the country's reserves in wheat have reached 2 years milling requirements.
24-04-2002
Total area planted with cotton is expected to reach 108,600 hectares this year, according to al-Baath.
24-04-2002
Lattakia's state-owned spinning company exported USD43 million worth of cotton yarns last year, said Teshreen.
11-04-2002
Egypt has decided to set 150% custom rates on all imports of Syrian cotton yarns into the country, reported the state news agency, MENA.
11-04-2002
Egypt has decided to set 150% custom rates on all imports of Syrian cotton yarns into the country, reported the state news agency, MENA.
03-04-2002
Pakistan Commerce Minister Abdul Razak Dawood offered to import raw cotton from Syria at zero duty, in exchange for Syrian imports of Pakistanese sugar, paper, cement, and fertiliser equipment.
03-04-2002
Idlib's Spinning company exported USD3.7 million worth of cotton yarns in the first quarter of the year, said Teshreen.
22-03-2002
Syria's ministry of industry has released the 2002 export objectives it has set for the different industrial organizations it manages.
14-01-2002
According to Shibli Abu Fakhr, Syria's deputy minister of economy, the signing of the Lebanon-EU association agreement will have positive repercussions on Syria.
31-12-2001
The European Union is accusing Syria of dumping its cotton yarns export prices and of selling them at below market prices.
31-12-2001
"Syria does not allow any public organism, whatever its motives, to subsidise its exports of cotton yarns" said Shibli Abu Fakher, assistant minister of economy, in an answer to European claims that Syria is flooding the European market with ...
31-12-2001
The European Union is accusing Syria of dumping its cotton yarns export prices and of selling them at below market prices.
31-12-2001
"Syria does not allow any public organism, whatever its motives, to subsidise its exports of cotton yarns" said Shibli Abu Fakher, assistant minister of economy, in an answer to European claims that Syria is flooding the European market with ...
24-12-2001
The Investment Higher Council (IHC) gave the go ahead to 92 new industrial and agricultural projects put forward by Syrian and Arab investors.
13-12-2001
In a meeting with a European Union representative, the Syrian Minister of Economy, Mohammad el-Imadi, assured that Syria was not subsidising its exporters of clothing and apparels and that it was not dumping the export price of cotton yarns.
10-12-2001
Syria produced 1.38 million metric tonnes of phosphate during the first 10 months of the year, according to the director of the Phosphate Mines Company in Palmyra, central Syria.
03-12-2001
In a meeting with a European Union representative, the Syrian Minister of Economy, Mohammad el-Imadi, assured that Syria was not subsidising its exporters of clothing and apparels and that it was not dumping the export price of cotton yarns.
03-12-2001
According to Teshreen, exports from public sector enterprises reached US$3.6 billion in the first 9 months of the year. Oil represented the bulk of that figure with US$2.1 billion.