Exclusive: Sanctions Block Syria's Vital Grain Trade

LONDON (Reuters) - Syria is finding it increasingly hard to buy grain on international markets because sanctions have blocked its access to trade finance, while growing numbers of its citizens are struggling to obtain food after more than a year of conflict.

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  • EXCLUSIVE-Syria buys grain via Lebanon to beat sanctions
    "Syrian grain imports are being transacted in large volumes using offices in Lebanon to handle the paperwork and act as initial buyer," one trader said. "The deal is then re-booked in Lebanon, and ships are then later diverted to Syrian ports."
    05/8/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Exclusive: Sanctions block Syria's vital grain trade
    LONDON (Reuters) - Syria is finding it increasingly hard to buy grain on international markets because sanctions have blocked its access to trade finance, while growing numbers of its citizens are struggling to obtain food after more than a year of conflict.
    05/8/2012 - 2:29 am | View Link
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    LONDON (Reuters) - Syria is finding it increasingly hard to buy grain on international markets because sanctions have blocked its access to trade finance, while growing numbers of its citizens are struggling to obtain food after more than a year of conflict.
    05/7/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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