Syria

  • The Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in London is closed due to the ongoing troubles in Syria..
  • Every invoice must be accompanied by a separate AICC Certificate of Origin
  • Agency Agreements, Contracts & Registration Certificates etc. must be stamped by a Notary Public and the Department of Foreign Affairs, before submitting for legalisation. The AICC can arrange this.
  • Invoices with on ….. the reverse is not acceptable
  • Health Certificates are often required
  • Halal Certificate stating that slaughter was according to Muslim law must accompany fresh, frozen meat and poultry

Syria Fact File

Country Name:
Syrian Arab Republic

Population:
19,398,448 (July 2020 est.)

Population Growth:
4.25% (2020 est.)

Languages:
Arabic (official), English and French are widely spoken

Currency:
Syrian Pound (£S) = 100 piastres

Capital:
Damascus

Business Hours:
Government offices:
08:30 to 14:00 (Saturday to Thursday)
Banks:
08:00 to 14:00 (Saturday to Thursday)
Christian businesses tend to close on Sundays
Muslim firms on Fridays

The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce

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