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Syrian govt to support & protect garment sector: Minister
Dec '14
The Government of Syria will support and protect the garment sector and has plans for reoperation of the textile factories in the country, the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Dr Humam al-Jazaeri said at a recent meeting with textile manufacturers in Damascus, Syrian Arab News Agency reported.

Al-Jazaeri said the Syrian ministry did not grant any import license for the last three months with the aim of protecting the national garment industry and in order to promote the growth of the garment sector.

Imports of garments is confined within agreements signed previously with some countries and administrative measures have been adopted to halt granting new import licenses so that the domestic clothing industry would first regain its position in the local and foreign markets, he said.

Al-Jazaeri said that customs tariff on importation of garments has been decreased with an aim at bringing together custom categories, and increase the revenue generation in the garment sector.

He asked the textile manufacturers to work on setting Syrian standard specifications for the garments industry which will be adopted by the Syrian ministry in order to increase the imports of garments.

Chairman of the exporters union, Mohammad al-Sawah, said the Government should support the national industry by finding new mechanisms for supporting export of garments.

The chairman of the committee of the garments industry at the Damascus Chamber of Industry, Akram Qatout, said there is a need for opening new markets to sell Syrian products. (GK)

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