Retail and trade

Commercial traffic across the Nassib-Jaber border crossing has improved after cross-border operations resumed in September. Meanwhile, local media in Syria have reported that revenues for the Syrian side of the crossing reached SYP 84 billion since the beginning of the year, a figure that should be taken with caution. 

The General Organisation of Free Zones (GOFZ) said that the revenues it generated during the first five months of this year increased by 25 percent compared to the same period of last year, although they remain very small relative to their 2010 levels.