March 13, 2009

American Products Not Banned in Syria
Aleppo, Syria

There was a rumor that I'd heard about some Middle Eastern country banned American products—I'm pretty sure it was Syria. Humm, maybe it wasn't a ban, but a boycott? Patriotically replacing said products with local knock-off brands.

Well, I'm here to tell you that these folks are all about the imports, American or otherwise. From cars to consumables, Syrians don't seem to bat an eye when it comes to purchasing foreign products.

I'm told there are specific laws in place to keep foreign companies from owning/operating a business in Syria, but exporting into the country is just fine (as is using some Saudi company as a shell to bypass the restriction).

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