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Lebanon Exports

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Lebanon is a small but a very resourceful country that supplies the world with the export of the following commodities: jewelry, base metals, chemicals, miscellaneous consumer goods, fruit and vegetables, tobacco, construction minerals, electric power machinery and switchgear, textile fibers and paper.

The country is also well known for agricultural produce, particularly citrus, grapes, tomatoes, apples, vegetables, potatoes, olives, tobacco; sheep and goats. If you are interested in products made in Lebanon, our “Export in Lebanon” Department is your one stop destination for all your purchases and possible needs. Find and contact Lebanese Food Exporters, Lebanese Jewelry Exporters, Lebanese Textile Manufacturers and Lebanese Tobacco Suppliers to get the best quality supplies from the original sellers.

If you are an exporter, supplier or manufacturer from Lebanon, you are always welcome at the biggest trading site to advertise your products globally. Thousands of potential buyers are waiting to buy your tradable goods.

Export Portal is the largest export/import community for all the types of online trading.

 

Lebanon Imports

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Are you looking for imports of gold, Cars, Semi-Finished Iron, Packaged Medicaments, Rolled Tobacco, Diamonds, Wheat, Bovine, Raw Iron Bars, Petroleum Gas, Planes, Helicopters, Spacecraft, Cheese, Vehicle Parts, Raw Sugar, Delivery Trucks, Non-Knit Women Suits, Computers, Electric Generating Sets in Lebanon? Export Portal is an ideal place for all kind of trades and import to Lebanon. You can order safe and fast delivery of your goods to Lebanon online from any country around the world. In addition to this, here you can easily find trusted sellers and suppliers by observing their product reviews and seller ratings.

Lebanon mainly imports oil, electrical equipment, precious stones, chemical products, base metals, vehicles, food and beverages, vegetable products and animal products. Lebanon’s main imports partners are Italy, China, France, the United States, Germany, Egypt, Switzerland and Turkey.

Export Portal offers you products and services of thousands of sellers from all countries worldwide.

Customs requirements of Lebanon

Lebanon Customs Contact Information

Website: http://www.customs.gov.lb/customs/laws_regulations/trader_guides.asp 

E-mail Address: info@customs.gov.lb  

Phone Number: 961 (01) 700115

Fax: 961 (01) 700115

 

Lebanon is a state in Asia. It is bordered by Syria and Israel. Lebanon’s economy follows a laissez-faire model. Most of the economy is dollarized, and the country has no restrictions on the movement of capital across its borders. The Lebanese government’s intervention in foreign trade is minimal.

 

Import Requirements in Lebanon

Average Customs Duty 

(Excluding Agricultural Products)

More than 83 percent of imported goods are subject to duties equal to or below five percent. Customs duties vary depending on the nature of goods and their origin. Surcharges may be applied on certain products such as textiles, alcoholic beverages, motor vehicles etc. These tariffs are set by the Lebanese customs.

Products Having a Higher Customs 

Tariff 70%

Preferential Rates

The customs system is the harmonised system of Brussels. Customs duties vary from 0% to 70%. Import surcharges can be levied on certain products such as textile, alcohol drinks, motorised vehicles,etc. Customs duties are levied by the Lebanese customs. At the beginning of 2001, the Lebanese government reduced customs duties from an average 6% on 5,400 items out of a total of 5,700 items. There are some non-tariff duties because some regulations are not always clearly defined. The value added tax (VAT) which single rate is 10%, was implemented the 1st of January 2002. VAT concerns imports by any individual submitted or not to the VAT, goods deliveries, services executed by an individual submitted to the VAT inside the country. Standards are defined by the Lebanese standardisation institute Libnor.

Customs Classification

The Customs system is the Harmonized System of Brussels.

The customs system is the harmonised system of Brussels. Customs duties vary from 0% to 70%. Import surcharges can be levied on certain products such as textile, alcohol drinks, motorised vehicles,etc. Customs duties are levied by the Lebanese customs. At the beginning of 2001, the Lebanese government reduced customs duties from an average 6% on 5,400 items out of a total of 5,700 items. There are some non-tariff duties because some regulations are not always clearly defined. The value added tax (VAT) which single rate is 10%, was implemented the 1st of January 2002. VAT concerns imports by any individual submitted or not to the VAT, goods deliveries, services executed by an individual submitted to the VAT inside the country. Standards are defined by the Lebanese standardisation institute Libnor. 

Method of Payment of Customs Duties

Duties are payable cash. Payment delays can eventually be granted. Import Taxes (Excluding Consumer Taxes)Customs (between 0% and 5%) and VAT (10%).

Lebanon Import Prohibitions

  • Acids
  • Batteries, Haz
  • Bearer Documents
  • Bio Products, Haz
  • Chemicals, Haz
  • Corrosives
  • Cosmetics, Haz
  • Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Envelopes for Re-mailing
  • Flammables
  • Gases
  • Graphite Products
  • Herbal Products
  • Herbal Tea
  • Ice, Blue
  • Ice, Dry
  • Ice, Wet
  • Infectious Substance
  • Levi Jeans
  • Liquids, Haz
  • Liquor, Haz
  • Liquor, Non-Haz
  • Magnetized Materials
  • Mineral Products
  • Minerals
  • Oxidizers
  • Paints, Haz
  • Perfume, Haz
  • Personal Effects
  • Phone Jack
  • Poisons
  • Powder
  • Radioactives
  • Spice
  • Sunglasses (with cameras)
  • Synthetic Marijuana (K2)
  • Tobacco
  • Toiletries, Haz
  • Items offensive to Muslim culture
  • All shipments and commodities of Palestine autonomous are prohibited

 

Export Procedure in Lebanon

Export Restrictions

Only cultural goods, specimens of fauna and flora threatened by extinction and war goods, weapons ammunition and similar are prohibited to export. 

Export Taxes

Exported goods have to be the object of export formalities in a customs office, called a custom clearance office. When this office is not the office by which the goods leave the European Union territory, specific formalities are required. For more in formation consult the website of french customs. 

 

Sources:

https://en.santandertrade.com/international-shipments/lebanon/exporting-products    

https://en.santandertrade.com/international-shipments/lebanon/customs-procedures 

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