Syria lies at the junction point of Europe and West Asia, making it a strategic transit point for trade destinations in the Arab world, Europe, Turkey, Iran, and parts of the former Soviet Union.
The country is set on a path of economic liberalization designed to attract foreign investment. In addition to new laws and decrees that seek to build a solid legal base for investment, seven free zones have been established, as well as a number of industrial cities. Some sectors, such as tourism, offer special incentives to investors.
The Deloitte practice in Syria is keenly following the reform program and has the knowledge and expertise to help every step of the way. The firm was established in 1946 and has the experience required to look after businesses large and not-so-large. We recognize that the special needs of small businesses are very different from those of multinational corporations and we have the experience and the understanding to meet the needs of both. With the strength of our international organization behind us, we offer small and large companies the best of both worlds. Our personal attention and specialized knowledge are combined with the global resources and expertise of a major global organization.
We believe clients value our personal approach, which ensures continuity, clear communication and a deep understanding of their needs.
Just as we’ve played a vital role in the growth of Syria to date, we’re also very much a part of its future. Deloitte has identified the Middle East as a priority market that represents superior growth opportunities. As such, our Middle East firms, operating in 15 countries and employing almost 2,500 professionals across the region and including Syria, have been targeted for major investment. This is accompanied by a focused strategy of expansion in key business areas and a continued emphasis on recruiting and retaining the most talented professionals from the region and other countries to serve Middle East companies.
Combining the global insight and innovation of a worldwide firm with local knowledge and industry expertise, our people offer powerful business solutions that help our clients excel.
To address the growing market needs, we have expanded our specialized professional services in the Middle East, leveraging our local and global talent in areas such as Financial Advisory Services, Enterprise Risk Services and International Tax Services. We have also continued to play a pivotal role in serving the region’s high-growth industry sectors such as tourism, hospitality and leisure, construction, telecoms and financial services, as well as major sectors such as oil and gas, the public sector and the Gulf region’s sovereign wealth funds. Our Middle East knowledge centers are a testament to our specialized capabilities in strategic services and industries.