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This 2,200-word factsheet provides an overview of the Syrian tobacco sector, a major industry, particularly in the coastal area.


The list below includes the names of all the individuals that have been blacklisted by the European Union since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in March 2011.


The EU General Court rejected at the end of last month an appeal submitted by Khaled Qaddour, a prominent businessman believed to be a front for Maher Al-Assad.


The list below includes the names of all the Syrian entities that have been blacklisted by the European Union since the beginning of the uprising in March 2011.


In a very rare statement denouncing the recent legal proceedings against him, Rami Makhlouf has provided several interesting insights into his personal situation, indicating that he intends to remain active in the business scene.


The government has frozen the assets of Rami Makhlouf, a step that appears to follow previous restrictions on the once-powerful businessman, but which could still be reversed.


Samer Foz, one of 11 Syrian investors sanctioned by the EU a week ago, has taken the unusual step of going to social media to defend himself.


The Syrian regime is clamping down on Ayman Jaber, one of Syria’s most prominent warlords and a long-time business partner of the Assad family.


(Updated on April 16, 2020: This article stipulated that businessman George Heswani had been removed from the EU sanctions list, which is incorrect. The story was based on a false reading of a decision by the European Court of Justice. For the record and background information om Mr Heswani we are keeping the story in its original version.)


An attack on Syria’s last standing gas processing plant temporarily shut down most electricity production across the country, highlighting the extreme weakness of the country’s energy infrastructure.


The European Court of Justice has confirmed the blacklisting of three key Syrian businessmen.


Production of reinforced iron


The Syrian Government has rushed in recent weeks to approve various laws and decisions in the economic field.


The Syrian Metals and Steel Council was established last week with the aim of lobbying for a sector that will benefit from any reconstruction drive.


The European Union has blacklisted again three Syrian businessmen, including Mohammad Hamsho, after they had managed to cancel a previous listing.


The European Union has added new companies and individuals to its sanctions list, including two Lebanese companies and a prominent Syrian businessman.


The European Union has expanded the list of persons it is putting under sanctions to include five more individuals, including the Minister of Defence, Ali Habib.


Syria’s production of steel billets will reach 1.15 million tons in 2009, following the commissioning of two new plants.


The Minister of Industry has issued a decision setting up officially the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Industry (FSCI). A similar federation exists for the chambers of Commerce.