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July 2016: SOLAS - VGM: Verified Gross Mass of containers is now required
A of July 2016, it is mandatory for all shippers and exporters to verify the weight of their containers and cargo. Without a VGM, your container will not be loaded on vessel..
American Congress exempts Lebanese cargo from Taxes
The US Congress renewed their system (Generalized System of Preferences GSP) that most goods coming from Lebanon into the United States are reduced or tax-free. A good to sign for Lebanese producers and exporters, noting that exports from Lebanon represented around 60 millions american dollars and 17,700 tons in 2014. The GSP is applied since Jully 29 untill December 2017. To apply and inquire, contact us on 01561000.
NEW: China Business Guide
Prepared by Levant Express, this guide will help Lebanese traders buying and importing from China. Includes tips on dealing with suppliers and guidelines to verifying a Chinese factory witout travelling.
Incoterms Sheet 2010
Incoterms or international commercial terms are a series of international sales terms, published by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and widely used in international commercial transactions. They are used to divide transaction costs and responsibilities between buyer and seller and reflect state-of-the-art transportation practices. They closely correspond to the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
Container Specs Sheet
Freight or shipping containers are reusable transport and storage unit for moving products and raw materials between locations. There are approx. 17 million intermodal containers in the world and a large proportion of the world's long distance freight is transported inside shipping containers. The containerization system developed from a design of an 8-foot (2.438 m) cube (2.44 m x 2.44 m x 2.44 m) units used by the US military and later standardised by extension to 20-foot (6.10 m) and 40-foot (12.19 m) lengths. Longer, higher and wider variants are now in general use around in various places.
Lebanon Import Requirements
We have created our Ten Commandments when it comes to Air Waybill and Bill of Lading.
Special Export Requirements
Each country has its own quirks when it comes to exports. We've compiled them all in a handy table.
European Customs
PDF Article regarding the 2011 security Measurements taken by the European Community for goods entering the EU.
Understanding Wire Transfers to Trace Lost Funds
Asset recovery investigators use many different techniques to track and trace money that has gone missing in the financial system. in this article, Kenneth Barden explains how dissecting wire transfer instructions can lead to a better understanding of where and how funds we transferred, providing valuable information to verify and locate assets.First issued on Sep 2011 by the ICC - Commercial Crime International www.icc-ccs.org

Lebanon Section
Useful info about the jewel of the Mideast

Lebanese Customs Website
Here are some information concerning importing goods into Lebanon.
Imports in Numbers
Quantities of imported goods into Lebanon, by genre, for the last 5 years.
Exports in Numbers
Quantities of exported goods from Lebanon, by genre, for the last 5 years.
Visiting Lebanon!
If we can contribute to the touristic success of our country, count us in. We've compiled some of the best reasons why YOU should visit Lebanon.



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