Syria Import Restrictions

In order to enter Syria, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Syria government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Syria, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Syria.

Syria Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Syrian Arab Republic authorities before posting:


  • Alcohol and spirits
  • Animal products
  • Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Coal and firewood
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Communications equipment
  • Compact disc
  • Computer components and parts
  • Computer software
  • Cosmetics
  • Cinematographic films, celluloid
  • Diskettes
  • Drugs: non-prescription and prescription
  • Electronic equipment
  • Films: Promotional and training
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Foodstuffs
  • Industrial equipment
  • Laser disc
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Medical/dental supplies and equipment
  • Microfiche and microfilm
  • Military equipment
  • Oil products
  • Narcotics
  • Plants and plant products
  • Radar equip. -transmitters and receivers
  • Radios and parts there of
  • Seeds
  • Slides
  • Soil samples
  • Sports equipment
  • Stone/mineral samples for analysis
  • Sub. cont’g sodium/calc. cyclamate
  • Telecomunications equipment
  • Televisions, television equipment
  • Textile articles
  • Tobacco
  • Vegetable products.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation requirements

All commercial goods require a Certificate of Origin. An invoice is not required if the item has a value less than 250 Syrian Pounds, or if the item is of a non-commercial nature.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Syrian Arab Republic prohibits:

  • Animals
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Antiques
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cigarette paper
  • Cinematographic films, celluloid
  • Clothes and stockings, used
  • Coins
  • Corn oil
  • Cotton and cotton seeds
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Dietary supplements for athletes
  • Electrical machinery
  • Fats and oils
  • Firearms/paraphernalia, imitation
  • Flour
  • Flowers and cuttings
  • Footwear
  • Furs
  • Grain samples
  • Gambling devices
  • Glass
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, costume
  • Mangos
  • Military clothing
  • Mineral products
  • Money orders
  • Organic chemicals
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Pearls
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Pork products
  • Perishables
  • Precious stones and metals
  • Pornography
  • Psychotropic substances
  • Publications, obscene
  • Religion publications/figures
  • Salt
  • Soap
  • Sulphur
  • Tallow
  • Tobacco
  • War material and the like
  • Weapons, military
  • Wood and wood products.

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