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17-05-2010

The number of business projects that have received a licence by the Syrian Investment Agency in the first quarter of 2010 increased by 87.5 percent compared to the same period of last year.

08-05-2010

The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Turkish President Abdullah Gul in a joint press conference in Istanbul on May 08, 2010.

05-04-2010
The revenues of the Syrian customs grew by 31.2 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to the Ministry of Finance.
05-04-2010

The Military Construction Establishment, or Milihouse, is carrying a USD 17.4 million contract to reorganize the road traffic in the Kafr Sousseh district of Damascus.

 

29-03-2010
Bureau Veritas and SGS have signed contracts with the Syrian Government to provide pre-shipment inspection for all products imported to Syria.
08-03-2010
Saleh Kamel, chairman and founder of the Dallah Al-Baraka Group, called on Syria’s President to apply a Correctionist Movement to Syria’s economy.
15-02-2010
Toyota has launched in Syria its latest generation car, Prius, the first hybrid vehicle to enter the Syrian market.
01-02-2010
Syria ranked 80th in the world and 9th regionally in the World Bank’s Logistic Performance Index for 2010.
28-12-2009
The Syrian-Turkish High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council (STHLSCC) wrapped up its first meeting in Damascus on December 23, with the signing of 50 memoranda of understanding and protocols of cooperation.
14-12-2009

Syria’s pistachio production is forecast at 70,000 tons in 2009, an increase of 10,000 tons compared to last year.

09-11-2009
The Syrian Investment Agency has recently released an update on the projects it has licensed. Many investments, however, fall outside its scope. The Syria Report talks to Ahmad Abdel-Aziz, the head of SIA.
09-11-2009
Iraq was Syria's main trading partner last year according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics.
19-10-2009
The Syrian Investment Agency plans to introduce new incentives to the country’s main investment legal framework.
07-09-2009

Syria ranked 108 out of 121 countries in the world in the Enabling Trade Index (ETI), produced by the World Economic Forum.

03-08-2009
Syrian exports to Turkey fell sharply in the first half of this year, according to Turkish statistics.
13-07-2009
Trade of goods between Lebanon and Syria reached USD 495 million in 2008, an annual increase of 19 percent, according to the Syrian-Lebanese Higher Council.
08-07-2009

A report by the official news agency, SANA, on the visit by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Azerbaijan on July 08, 2009.

06-07-2009

SIVECO, one of Syria’s two car assembly companies, commissioned on July 3 a new production line at its plant based in the Industrial City of Hessia, some 50km south of Homs.

29-06-2009
The Syrian government has set minimum prices on a large list of imported manufactured products in a move aimed at protecting local industry.
10-05-2009

SIAMCO has expanded its car plant located in Adra, outside Damascus, to allow it to paint and assemble the body of its cars.

07-02-2009

Syrian Turkish trade has more than doubled since the establishment of a bilateral free trade agreement two years ago to reach USD 1.75 billion in 2008, according to Turkish trade statistics.

05-01-2009
Syrian policies to develop the business environment for its entrepreneurs still lag behind most Mediterranean countries, according to a report by European aid institutions.
15-12-2008

Syria and the European Union initialed on December 14 an association agreement between them.

01-12-2008
The European Union and Syria have announced that they will initial the association agreement between them on December 14.
01-12-2008
Syria’s GDP growth should continue at moderate to high levels in the coming years, its fiscal and current account deficits be contained at around 3 and 4 percent respectively and its CPI fall back to single digits, according to preliminary findin...
29-09-2008
The Syrian President has issued a decree that is expected to protect local industry from unfair imports competition and increase revenues for the Treasury.
28-07-2008

Nasri Al-Khouri, head of the Syrian-Lebanese Higher Council, talks on the economic and trade relationship between Lebanon and Syria.

14-07-2008
Over a year after they were first allowed to operate in the market, money exchange firms remain frustrated by the lack of regulatory progress.
04-06-2008

The English transcript of the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad Kuwait visit press statements on June 04, 2008.

19-05-2008
Syria will start imposing a Valued Added Tax with a rate of 10 percent starting 2009, according to Mohammad Hussein, Minister of Finance.
05-05-2008
The Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade has announced that it had completed the liberalization of the country’s import trade.
27-01-2008
The total value of the cars imported in Syria in 2007 stood at SYP 29.9 billion according to Mohammad Hussein, Minister of Finance.
14-01-2008

The new date for the beginning of the implementation of the Value Added Tax in Syria is 2009, according to Mohammad Hussein, Minister of Finance.

19-11-2007

According to a report by FOX news, three US state agencies are reviewing a decision to grant an export licence to Cisco Systems to ship to Syria routers, switches and other high-tech equipment.

19-11-2007

Two prominent Syrian businessmen are facing judicial action for alleged misconduct, according to local dailies.

19-11-2007
Syria ranked 135 out of 150 countries in the world in the Logistics Performance Index released by the World Bank.
21-10-2007
The Government has approved the draft text establishing an export promotion body, "The National Commission for Developing and Promoting Exports".
08-10-2007
A new Law, passed on October 1st, should have a significant long-term impact on Syrian business practices and provide a much clearer view of the status of Syria’s real economy.
24-09-2007
Wheat production and export will be falling this year because of a shortage of rain during the growing season, according to a report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture.
24-09-2007

Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) has announced that it was about to start operations after having finalized all necessary legal requirements.

30-07-2007
The General Organization for Free Zones (GOFZ) has given a preliminary approval to a group of investors to set up three dry ports in the north, south and eastern parts of the country at a total investment cost of USD 25 million, according to Ahmed Abdu...
17-07-2007

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on the Re-election on July 17, 2007.

07-05-2007
The Central Bureau of Statistics is working hard to improve the quality and reliability of its data, Ibrahim al-Ali, head of CBS said.
16-04-2007
The Syrian Canadian Businessmen Association (SCBA), a non-profit entity, will be officially launched on April 18
09-04-2007
Hyundai was the most sold car in Syria last year according to a research conducted by Al-Iqtisad Wa Al-Nakl
26-03-2007
An analysis of the latest trademark and intellectual property law in Syria by Kanaan Al-Ahmar.
12-03-2007

Syria's first car assembly plant opened on March 8, in the presence of President Bashar al-Assad and Iranian Vice-President Parviz Davoudi.

05-03-2007

The Ghreiwati Group has been selected to become the new agent for Jaguar cars, according to sources at Ghreiwati

05-02-2007
The number of deaths from road accidents in Syria grew 25 percent last year and 66 percent over the last two years
29-01-2007

Two Presidential decrees have enacted Syria’s new investment bill and created a new investment authority.