Switzerland (74)

06-11-2018

UPDATED on November 06, 2018 at 7:41 pm GMT - A new lobby of Syrian businessmen, grouping mostly investors based abroad that have kept ties with the Syrian regime, has been formed.

18-09-2018

The tables below provide a list of Syria's main trading partners last year with the value of their exports to, and import from, Syria.

17-09-2018

The tables below provide a list of Syria's main trading partners last year with the value of their exports to, and import from, Syria.

10-07-2018

The two tables below list the number of foreigners by nationality who entered Syria in the period 2010-2016.

19-06-2018

Rami Makhlouf has failed in an appeal to lift EU sanctions imposed on him in 2011.

01-05-2018

The list of countries and amounts pledged during the "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region Conference held in Brussels on April 25, 2018.

Table 1: Funding Announcements by Country and Organisation (in USD - by order of funding for 2018)

31-10-2017

Rami Makhlouf has failed in his bid to have his assets in Switzerland unfrozen.

06-09-2017

The tables below provide a list of all Syria's trading partners last year with the value of their exports to, and import from, Syria.

20-06-2017

Switzerland’s highest court has refused to hear an appeal from the Central Bank of Syria for lifting sanctions on it.

23-05-2017

The General Court of the European Union has rejected Rami Makhlouf’s legal action to cancel the sanctions imposed on him by the EU.

09-05-2017

The tables below provide a breakdown by countries of Syria's exports and imports in 2010, the last year before the uprising and for which data from the Syrian authorities is available.

11-04-2017

The list of countries and amounts pledged during the Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region Conference held in Brussels on April 05, 2017.

06-12-2016

The number of Syrians applying for asylum in the whole of Europe rose to 1.2 million at the end of September of whom 867 thousand applied in the EU, Norway and Switzerland.

25-10-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Swiss TV channel SRF 1 on October 19, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

04-10-2016

A UN-appointed committee has published a report that contains a number of recommendations to offset the impact of western sanctions on humanitarian aid in Syria.

05-07-2016

The Syrian Government has banned Bureau Veritas and SGS from dealing with Government entities for a period of three years.

26-04-2016

The list of countries and amounts pledged during the Supporting Syria Conference held in London on February 04, 2016.

23-02-2016

The number of asylum applications by Syrians in 37 European countries by the end of December 2015.

09-02-2016

The list of countries and amounts pledged during the Supporting Syria Conference held in London on February 04, 2016.

14-12-2015

The table below lists all the funding provided in 2015 to the UN and its partner organisations for the Syrian humanitarian crisis.

22-06-2015

A Swiss court has decided to maintain a freeze on the assets of Rami Makhlouf one of Syria’s wealthiest and most powerful businesspersons.

06-04-2015

The United States has blacklisted one Syrian official and three companies based in Syria and Lebanon for their support to the Syrian regime.

16-02-2015

Switzerland has banned the sale of jet fuel and fuel additives to Syria following in the European Union steps.

29-12-2014

The US Treasury has put under sanctions 11 new individuals and companies located in four different countries for supporting the Syrian Government purchase oil products.

14-04-2014

Production and trading of olives and olive oil

29-10-2013

Brokerage services, Advisory services, IPO Management, Portfolio Management

22-04-2013

Trading and contracting

11-02-2013

HSBC is closing the accounts of some of its Syrian clients across the Middle East region the bank said.

30-07-2012

The European Union has published the names of Syrian entities and individuals that were included to its sanctions list last week.

04-06-2012

Updated on June 04, 2012: The Syrian Ministry of Health is looking for new sources of supplies for its medicines, including Iran and Cuba, in a bid to reduce its costs, save foreign currencies and circumvent sanctions.

26-03-2012

Turkey announced today that it was closing its embassy in Damascus only days after the Turkish Prime Minister said that his country was on the verge of breaking diplomatic relations with its southern neighbour.

05-03-2012

Updated on March 5: The United Kingdom, France and Switzerland announced last week that they were closing their embassies in Damascus and withdrawing all their diplomats.

07-02-2012

Switzerland and Australia have announced an expansion of a blacklist of Syrian individuals and entities that are sanctioned for their alleged support to the Syrian authorities’ handling of the popular uprising engulfing the country.

30-01-2012

The European Union and Canada have expanded the blacklists of Syrian individuals and entities they are sanctioning on the back of the handling by the Syrian authorities of the popular uprising gripping the country.

26-09-2011

In a widely expected move,  on Friday the European Union imposed a ban on all new investments in the Syrian oil industry, although existing operations will not have to be discontinued.

19-09-2011

Switzerland has announced the total amount of assets held by Syrian individuals on its territory that it has frozen has reached CHF 45 million (USD 51 million).

12-09-2011

Syria ranked 98 worldwide in the latest Global Competitiveness Index, a decline of one rank compared to last year.

29-08-2011

Samir Hassan and Nizar Asaad, two businessmen involved in various sectors of activity, were added to the latest names of Syrian individuals put under sanctions by the European Union.

29-08-2011

The end of the holy month of Ramadan is approaching and the stalemate between the government and the opposition carries on with both sides holding fast to their respective positions.

22-08-2011

On Thursday in a significant diplomatic development, the US and its European allies called upon Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down from power. The move was met with repugnance on the part of the Syrian government.

07-08-2011

Transport and freight services; import, export and reexport; packing home furniture and personal luggage

04-07-2011

Switzerland has frozen CHF 27 million (USD 31.8 million) worth of assets held by Syrian individuals as part of the sanctions imposed by the Swiss Government.

04-07-2011

The week of June 27 marked a sea change for the Syrian protest movement. At the start of the week, 190 opposition members met for the first time in public in Damascus. In response to the meeting, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad set July 10, 2011 as the start date for national dialogue.

19-05-2011

The US Administration has announced that it was imposing sanctions on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and six other senior Government officials as well as on three of the country’s largest companies, Cham Holding, Bena Properties and Al-Mashrek Investment Fund.

08-05-2011