News | Food & Agriculture

14-05-2024
Damascus has opened the tobacco sector to private investment, a move that puts an end to decades of state monopoly over the harvesting, production, and trading of tobacco. The revenues of tobacco and cigarette sales of the General Organisation for Tobacco stood at SYP 433 billion in 2023, with a net profit of SYP 19.5 billion.

News | Economy

14-05-2024
The Iraqi Federal Government stopped issuing work visas for Syrians in January and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) followed suit, halting issuing not only work but also tourist visas for Syrian nationals as of March 29. These recent decisions restricting the possibility of Syrians to visit or reside in Iraq and the Iraqi Kurdistan region mark a shift in the until-now ‘welcoming’ policy environment towards Syrian refugees since the onset of the Syrian conflict. This move is expected to slash the flow of remittances from Syrians working in Iraq, a country that is hosting 263,920 Syrian refugees.

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14-05-2024
This chart provides an overview of Syria's foreign trade and production of tobacco between 2010 and 2023.

Library | Reports

15-05-2024
This 9300-word report presents a detailed account of international sanctions on Syria. It delves into the American and European sanctions programs, exemptions, and challenges in enforcing sanctions.

News | Economy

14-05-2024
The Autonomous Administration in Northeast Syria has announced advancements in the establishment of an industrial city in Manbij that will host 610 shops and workshops on 430,000 square metres. Construction works started in 2023 and the project is bound to be completed in 2025.

DATA | Finance

06-05-2024
The following table provides an overview of the black market rate and the official exchange rates set by the Central Bank of Syria.

News | Economy

14-05-2024
Earlier this month, Damascus launched two online platforms to manage e-visa applications for foreigners (and for Syrians living abroad that lack passports and must apply for visas to visit Syria,) and for Syrians to obtain their passports electronically.

Library | Sanctions

14-05-2024
The following text is a copy of the “Illicit Captagon Trafficking Suppression Act of 2023” passed by the United States House of Representatives on April 16, 2024.

DATA | Finance

06-05-2024
This is an overview of the value of gold in Syria since 2011. The chart includes monthly prices and the rate of the dollar in the black market over the same period.

Library | Political documents

13-05-2024
This is the list of the 14 heads of Syrian governorates as of May 12, 2024.

DATA | Food & Agriculture

01-05-2024
The following table provides an overview of the procurement prices set by the Syrian government to purchase a kilo wheat, barley, tobacco, and sugar beet.

News | Economy

14-05-2024
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued on May 12 two decrees appointing new governors for Deir-ez-Zor, Rural Damascus, Hama and Suweida, according to state news agency SANA. 

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