As a continuation of a series of previous meetings on support and development of the export sector, an expanded meeting chaired by Engineer Hussein Arnous, Prime Minister discussed the reality and prospects for developing the export sector and the vision of all concerned parties in this sector from both the government and private sides and the importance of restoring its pioneering role as one of the most important factors of economic growth in accordance with an integrated package of programs and procedures To ensure the fluidity and competitiveness of the Syrian product in foreign markets, in line with the actual facts.
The meeting also discussed a memorandum submitted by the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade in the immediate, medium and long terms, which included a set of foundations that include protecting basic and emerging industries, improving the infrastructure that supports export activities and the production of goods required for export, expanding the circle of international economic relations, and securing the necessary logistical services to complete the export process and freight cost support programs. And developing tax incentive systems for export industries and export financing programs, and identifying weaknesses in the export process and addressing them.
Emphasis was placed on promoting the Syrian product through the Syrian embassies, developing the Syrian brand, supporting and encouraging the establishment of large companies for export, establishing craft incubators to develop craft products that fit the needs of foreign markets, spreading the export culture in production unions, focusing on a group of industries to transform them into export industries and take advantage of the advantages. The preferential that you enjoy.
The meeting also stressed the importance of gradually shifting from exporting goods that are surplus to domestic consumption to building export-oriented industries, building an international reputation for Syrian products, enhancing cooperation between the public and private sectors, and taking what is necessary to facilitate the access of Syrian products to foreign markets through marketing and promotional plans for the Local Production Support and Development Authority. And exports and the General Organization for exhibitions and international markets.
The meeting concluded with the necessity of setting standards to regulate the production and export of agricultural products, establishing marketing companies for agricultural products, centers for granting accreditation certificates, organizing and licensing centers for packing and sorting vegetables and fruits, providing accurate information on foreign markets and their needs, issuing export standards and combating smuggling.
A tracking matrix was attached with a timetable, defining the role of each ministry and public or private destination.