Category: Legal Briefings

Legal Briefing – May 2020

Commerce President Bashar Al-Assad met with the government’s COVID-19 task force. While the health challenges were on the agenda, discussions also touched on the economic side effects. President Al-Assad noted that there are some...

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 – August 2019

Commerce Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a proposal by the Crimean authorities to formalize economic relations with Syria in order to facilitate cross-border trade between Russia and Syria given the shorter maritime distance...