Lebanon: customs clearance in only a few hours 2
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Kheireddine Batache
Wednesday 18 April 2018 Last update on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 At 7:49 AM

The Lebanese Customs introduced a new measure to reduce the time required for the good’s clearance at the port from 16 days to a few hours.

The world of the import-export sector in Lebanon is going through a new innovation. The Customs issued a decision to reduce the clearance of goods at the port from 16 days to only a few hours. It will be brought into force starting from April 30, for imported goods.

The new process is unveiling exporters and importers to get pre-clearance for their goods prior to arrival at the port.

For this purpose, they should submit a detailed statement once they produce a shipping manifest. All data supplied regarding the clearance of goods and the paperwork will be done electronically. After approval, they receive a pre-arrival clearance in order to pay customs fees.

Thanks to this technical innovation Lebanon is expecting to facilitate trade and also help cutting smuggling and fraud.

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