Retail & Trade

The meeting of the Syrian-Iraqi joint committee ended on Sunday with the signing of a number of economic and commercial accords.
Syria and Oman will sign a bilateral free trade agreement by next July, reported the Times of Oman.
The three-day visit of Sudan's vice-president to Syria ended with the signing of a series of bilateral agreements between the two countries.
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Jordan and Syria in October last year will enter into force as of May 21, a senior official said on Wednesday.
Belarus exports to Syria reached USD15 million in 2001 according to its foreign ministry.
According to Turkey's minister of transport, who was attending the joint Syrian-Turkish transport committee in Damascus, trade between the two neighbouring countries reached USD 745 million in 2001, from USD 545 million in 2000.
According to economy minister, Ghassan al-Rifai, Israel and the USA are putting pressure to delay discussions on Syria's bid to enter the World Trade Organization.
The visit to Syria of Leonid Kuchma, President of Ukraine, has led to the signing of a series of cooperation and investment agreements between the two countries.
Syria and Qatar are currently holding discussions in Doha for the establishment of a free trade area between them by the beginning of next year and for the avoidance of double taxation.
Officials from the ministries of economy and transport said that a project for the establishment, in the coastal Tartous governorate, of a free trade zone, with its own port, is currently being studied, reported Moheet, an Arabic portal.
Egypt has decided to set 150% custom rates on all imports of Syrian cotton yarns into the country, reported the state news agency, MENA.
Syria and Pakistan have signed a new trade protocol in Islamabad.
The Syrian-Bahraini committee is scheduled to meet in Damascus on Sunday 7 and Monday 8 April.
Pakistan Commerce Minister Abdul Razak Daoud offered to import raw cotton from Syria at zero duty, in exchange for Syrian imports of Pakistanese sugar, paper, cement, and fertiliser equipment.
Year-on-year trade between Jordan and Syrian grew by 50 percent in 2001, according to official sources in Jordan.


Shaam Expo
Damascus International Fairground
Welcome Summer 2019
Kiwan Land