Retail & Trade


The Syrian opposition has opened a new crossing with Iraq near the border with Jordan, enabling the flow of goods between the two sides of the border, the first such position currently under the control of the Syrian opposition.


A Jordanian official has said that his government would consider an opening of a new border crossing with Syria, potentially enabling a resumption of trade ties between the two countries.


Syria’s trade with Turkey remained stable during the first half of this year, according to Turkish official data as groups affiliated with the opposition push further their drive to replace the Syrian Pound by the Turkish Lira.


Syria’s trade deficit remained extremely large during the first half of this year as exports represented less than 7.5 percent of the value of imports, official data show.