Syrian government ends rice, sugar subsidies

Published November 16th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The Lebanese newspaper Al-Nahar reported that the Syrian government has decided to end subsidies for the importation of sugar and rice in order to facilitate trade ties with the European Union.  

 

Previously, the government subsidized the import of 85,000 tons of rice and 255,000 tons of sugar per year in order to keep the market price at a minimal level. — ( Middle East Intelligence Bulletin)

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