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Find below a list of useful info and documents related to shipments from or to Lebanon.

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…

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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 July 29 until December 2017. To apply and inquire, contact us on 01561000.

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 without travelling.

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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.

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Lebanon Import Requirements

We have created our Ten Commandments when it comes to Air Waybill and Bill of Lading.

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Special Export Requirements

Each country has its own quirks when it comes to exports. We’ve compiled them all in a handy table.

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European Customs

PDF Article regarding the 2011 security Measurements taken by the European Community for goods entering the EU.

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Container Specs Sheet

Freight or shipping containers are reusable transport and storage unit for moving products and raw materials between locations.

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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

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Lebanese Customs Website

Here are some information concerning importing goods into Lebanon.

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