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About LITE Lebanon International Trade Exchange
Customs clearance are based on laws which requires that all persons or companies transporting goods across the border should provide customs with a full and accurate description of their goods, and that they pay required duties. This is done by a signed customs declaration.
 
Trade statistics are compiled from customs declarations and are made available for the trading community in order to help in better business decision making.
 
International trade is a domain in continuous motion. The complete environment including rules, regulations, business data, and opportunities are changing every second.
 
In today's world; the internet is the only medium for providing access to dynamic information. The provision of international trade information, data and customer support over the internet is core objective of the LITE project (Lebanon International Trade Exchange).
 
In order to provide the public and trading community with necessary information for sound business decision making; several database environments are accessible within this website. The user can navigate, search and extract information from multiple trade database environments. Also the user is able to switch from one environment to another easily, and return to the original environment with minimal interaction. The interface of the different database environments are consistent and friendly.
 
The LITE website is divided into four main areas

  • About us
  • Tariff
  • Trade Statistics
  • Laws & Regulation
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    The Tariff environment contains the following searchable databases:
  • The Customs Tariff (HS): Classification of goods based on the international Harmonized System convention. The HS classification defines the duties payable for each imported good.
  • International Trade Regulations (GC): Index of regulations governing the entry and exit of goods into Lebanon classified by goods (HS) and responsible government agency.
  • International Trade Agreements (TAG): Lebanon maintains bilateral and multilateral trade agreements with several countries. In accordance with these agreements a reduction of payable duty is available for certain imported goods (HS).
  • Preferential Tariffs (PRF): In order to support local industry or agriculture; national regulations provides for preferential duties on certain imported goods (HS).
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    The Trade Statistics environment contains the data which is collected from Customs Declarations and is compiled by goods (HS) and trading country. There are four types of trade statistics:
  • Indicators provide quick summaries with charts.
  • Yearly data by HS and Country on annual basis
  • Monthly comparative data by HS & country charts
  • 5 Year comparative data by HS & country charts