Trade mission to Syria and Jordan

This multi Sector Trade Mission to Syria & Jordan, visiting Damascus, Aleppo & Amman from 15th to 21st May 2010 will include high-level roundtable meetings and networking receptions.The programme in Jordan will include a meeting with the Amman-based Iraq Business Council.

Please find below the areas of interest for chemical sector companies for these two countries:

Jordan:

Jordan's chemical industry offers a dynamic platform for manufacturing, processing and exporting varying chemical products, from pharmaceuticals and fertilisers to inorganic/organic chemicals and chemical derivatives.  Production will be growing in the coming years with expanding export markets and increased inward investment.  Chemical product exports are the largest contributors of industrial commodities reaching 25% of total exports.  Accessibility of crucial raw materials such as potash, phosphate and many other essential components are considered one of the advantages along with others.  Main opportunities would be in fertiliser manufacturing, fertiliser packaging material plant, primary resources plants for manufacturing potassium sulphate, potassium nitrate, phosphoric acid and others.  And also in Chemical formulation plants and plate glass factory. Dead Sea Cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and Agro-Industries are high on Jordan's agenda.

Chemical Commercial Officer Contact at British Embassy, Amman: Miss Suha Batareseh E-mail: suha.batarseh@fco.gov.uk  Tel: +962 6 5909 250

Syria:

The chemical industry in Syria is quite diverse and includes pharmaceuticals, veterinary drugs, agrochemical, cosmetics/toiletries/personal care, dyeing, refining, water treatment, plastic, cement, paint, household, glass etc. Of these the pharmaceuticals is the most successful with some 54 pharmaceutcial plants, yet no idigenous API manufacturers. The textile industry is also strong with a well establised and long history. There are 200 dyeing and printing plants in Syria. A thriving cosmetics/toiletries/personal care industry also exists which is classes as an export market for Syria. 

Chemical Commercial Officer Contact at British Embassy, Damascus: Mrs Fadwa Soud E-mail: fadwa.soud@fco.gov.uk Tel: +963 11 3391533

Please don't hesitate to contact them regarding potential opportunities for your company in these countries and how they can assist you to find business partners either in time for the mission or in the future.

Please also contact you local UKTI international trade team to see if there may be any grants available in your region to put towards travel and accomodation costs.

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