This excerpt taken from the SYT 20-F filed Mar 1, 2006.
Syngenta Conducts Business in Most Countries of the World, Including in Certain Territories that Have Been Identified by the U.S. Government as State Sponsors of Terrorism
Syngenta conducts business in most countries of the world, and thus it has minor operations in high risk territories, including Cuba, Iran, Syria and the Sudan, some of which have been identified by the U.S. government as state sponsors of terrorism. Syngentas operations in these countries are quantitatively immaterial, and it is Syngentas belief that supporting agriculture in these countries is beneficial to their wider population, for whom food is often in short supply. However, certain investors may choose not to hold investments in companies that have operations of any size in these countries and several U.S. states have enacted, and others may in the future enact, legislation requiring public entities with investments in companies with operations in
these countries to disclose this fact or in some cases to divest these investments. Any such divestment is not currently expected to have a material impact on the value of Syngenta shares.