Syrian Law Journal Blog

Legal Briefing- April 2020

International Trade Since 2011, imports of goods into Syria have been hindered one way or another by international sanctions, import controls imposed by the government, a depreciated Syrian Pound making imports more expensive, and...

Legal Briefing- March 2020

Health The Ministry of Health announced that Syria had officially registered 19 cases of COVID-19 weeks after neighboring countries started reporting their first infections. The actual number of cases is thought by some observers...

Legal Briefing- February 2020

Finance The Council of Ministers tasked the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice and the Central Bank with formulating executive regulations for the implementation of Legislative Decrees 3/2020 and 4/2020 forbidding transactions in...

Legal Briefing- January 2020

Industry The number of private industrial facilities licensed according to the Industry Law 21/1958 reached 1,441 in 2019 while four were licensed in accordance with the Investment Law. The total capital of the licensed...

Legal Briefing- October 2019

Monetary Sources confirmed that the US Dollars deposited into the Lira Intervention Fund by Syrian businesspersons, which reached $1 billion (US) initially, would be pumped into the local foreign exchange markets. As a result,...