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Improving Export Incentives and the Free Zone System in Syria

dc.contributor.authorYagci, Fahrettin
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-27T23:26:47Z
dc.date.available2013-02-27T23:26:47Z
dc.date.issued2010-06
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to review the export incentives currently implemented in Syria including the free zone system, identify the main weaknesses, and suggest measures to strengthen them. In particular, drawing on the best practices around the world, it explores ways to introduce a duty and tax relief scheme, manufacturing under bond arrangements, and an export processing zone system in Syria's trade regime, and to re-orient the free zones to maximize their contribution to the Syrian economy. The rest of the paper is organized as follows: section two makes a case for development of an effective export incentive system to eliminate the anti-export bias in Syria's trade regime and foster its international competitiveness. Section three provides a summary of the main instruments of export incentives that are widely used worldwide and will be appropriate for Syria to implement. Section four reviews the export incentives currently implemented and identify its weaknesses. Based on the discussions in sections three and four, section five suggests options for Syria to strengthen its export incentive policies. The final section presents the main conclusions and proposes steps for moving forward.en
dc.identifierhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2010/06/16282009/improving-export-incentives-free-zone-system-syria
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/12570
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWorld Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subjectADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
dc.subjectADVERSE IMPACT
dc.subjectAIRPORT
dc.subjectAUDITS
dc.subjectBENEFICIARY
dc.subjectBOND
dc.subjectBONDED WAREHOUSES
dc.subjectCARS
dc.subjectCOMPETITIVENESS INDEX
dc.subjectCREDIBILITY
dc.subjectCUSTOMS
dc.subjectCUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION
dc.subjectCUSTOMS AUTHORITIES
dc.subjectCUSTOMS DUTIES
dc.subjectCUSTOMS PROCEDURES
dc.subjectCUSTOMS TERRITORY
dc.subjectDEVELOPING COUNTRIES
dc.subjectDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
dc.subjectDOMESTIC MARKET
dc.subjectDRINKING WATER
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL
dc.subjectEXCISE TAXES
dc.subjectEXPORT COMPETITIVENESS
dc.subjectEXPORT DIVERSIFICATION
dc.subjectEXPORT GROWTH
dc.subjectEXPORT INCENTIVE
dc.subjectEXPORT INCENTIVES
dc.subjectEXPORT MARKET
dc.subjectEXPORT PROCEDURES
dc.subjectEXPORT PROCESSING
dc.subjectEXPORT PROCESSING ZONE
dc.subjectEXPORT PROCESSING ZONES
dc.subjectEXPORT PROMOTION
dc.subjectEXPORT SALES
dc.subjectEXPORT SECTOR
dc.subjectEXPORTERS
dc.subjectEXPORTS
dc.subjectFINANCIAL INCENTIVES
dc.subjectFINANCIAL MARKET
dc.subjectFISCAL BURDEN
dc.subjectFOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
dc.subjectFOREIGN EXCHANGE
dc.subjectFOREIGN MARKETS
dc.subjectFRAUD
dc.subjectFRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS
dc.subjectFREE IMPORTATION
dc.subjectFREE IMPORTS
dc.subjectFREE PORTS
dc.subjectFREE TRADE
dc.subjectFREE TRADE ZONES
dc.subjectFREE ZONE
dc.subjectFREE ZONES
dc.subjectGLOBAL ECONOMY
dc.subjectGLOBAL TRADE
dc.subjectHOST COUNTRIES
dc.subjectHOST COUNTRY
dc.subjectIMPORT COMPETITION
dc.subjectIMPORT DUTIES
dc.subjectIMPORT DUTY
dc.subjectIMPORT REGIME
dc.subjectIMPORTS
dc.subjectINCOME TAX
dc.subjectINDUSTRIALIZATION
dc.subjectINSTRUMENT
dc.subjectINTERMEDIATE INPUTS
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL MARKETS
dc.subjectINVESTMENT CLIMATE
dc.subjectISSUANCE
dc.subjectLABOR FORCE
dc.subjectLABOR MARKET
dc.subjectLABOR STANDARDS
dc.subjectLACK OF TRANSPARENCY
dc.subjectLEVIES
dc.subjectLIABILITY
dc.subjectLOCAL ECONOMY
dc.subjectLOCAL MARKET
dc.subjectMARKET EFFICIENCY
dc.subjectMARKET SIZE
dc.subjectMOST FAVORED NATION
dc.subjectNATIONAL ECONOMY
dc.subjectNON-TARIFF BARRIERS
dc.subjectOIL
dc.subjectOIL SECTOR
dc.subjectPHYSICAL SECURITY
dc.subjectPOLICY ENVIRONMENT
dc.subjectPOST OFFICES
dc.subjectPREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
dc.subjectQUALITY OF TRANSPORT
dc.subjectQUALITY OF TRANSPORT SERVICES
dc.subjectRAILROADS
dc.subjectREGULATORY FRAMEWORKS
dc.subjectRISK MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectROAD
dc.subjectROADS
dc.subjectSTREETS
dc.subjectTAX
dc.subjectTAX EXEMPTION
dc.subjectTAX EXEMPTIONS
dc.subjectTAX POLICIES
dc.subjectTECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
dc.subjectTRADE FACILITATION
dc.subjectTRADE LOGISTICS
dc.subjectTRADE POLICY
dc.subjectTRADE POLICY REFORM
dc.subjectTRADE REFORMS
dc.subjectTRADE REGIME
dc.subjectTRADE ROUTES
dc.subjectTRANSACTION
dc.subjectTRANSACTION COSTS
dc.subjectTRANSIT
dc.subjectTRANSIT TRADE
dc.subjectTRANSITION COUNTRIES
dc.subjectTRANSPARENCY
dc.subjectTRANSPORTATION
dc.subjectTRANSPORTATION NETWORKS
dc.subjectTRIPS
dc.subjectVALUE ADDED
dc.subjectWAREHOUSE
dc.subjectWORLD TRADE
dc.subjectWTO
dc.titleImproving Export Incentives and the Free Zone System in Syriaen
dspace.entity.typePublication
okr.date.disclosure2012-05-23
okr.doctypeEconomic & Sector Work::Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study
okr.doctypeEconomic & Sector Work
okr.docurlhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2010/06/16282009/improving-export-incentives-free-zone-system-syria
okr.globalpracticeMacroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpracticeTransport and ICT
okr.globalpracticeEnvironment and Natural Resources
okr.globalpracticeFinance and Markets
okr.globalpracticeTrade and Competitiveness
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum000356161_20120524014447
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum16282009
okr.identifier.report69120
okr.language.supporteden
okr.pdfurlhttp://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/05/24/000356161_20120524014447/Rendered/PDF/691200ESW0P1170per00rev00June020100.pdfen
okr.region.administrativeMiddle East and North Africa
okr.region.countrySyrian Arab Republic
okr.sectorIndustry and trade
okr.sectorFinance
okr.themeTrade and integration :: Trade facilitation and market access
okr.themeEconomic management :: Macroeconomic management
okr.themeEconomic management :: Debt management and fiscal sustainability
okr.topicInternational Economics and Trade::Trade Policy
okr.topicFinance and Financial Sector Development::Debt Markets
okr.topicEconomic Theory and Research
okr.topicTransport Economics Policy and Planning
okr.topicEnvironmental Economics and Policies
okr.topicMacroeconomics and Economic Growth
okr.topicEnvironment
okr.topicTransport
okr.unitPoverty Reduct & Econ. Mgmt Dept (MNSPR)
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