Within its support to the Lebanese agricultural exports, IDAL`s chairman, Eng. Nabil Itani, visited a number of agricultural investment projects in South Lebanon, checking the standards adopted within the framework of the Agri Plus program. Eng. Itani declared that 20 % of the packing houses in the South have been awarded HACCP and ISO certificates. Lebanese products are facing strong competition abroad, where quality and packaging play a crucial role. Lebanese agricultural exports have been in line with strict conditions set by some countries for food safety.
VISIT TO A NUMBER OF VEGETABLE AND FRUIT PACKING HOUSES IN NORTH LEBANON
18 Jul. 2018
Within its support to the Lebanese exports, namely the agricultural ones, IDAL`s chairman, Eng. Nabil Itani, visited a number of vegetable and fruit packing houses in North Lebanon, checking the standards adopted within the framework of the Agri Plus program. Eng. Itani declared that this program has achieved the set objectives, especially the advancement of the packaging centers and their development, through the obtention of HACCP and ISO certificates (20 centers to date), and the increase of the number of farmers who have obtained the "Global Gap" certificate among others (16 farmhouses).
ARAB ECONOMIC FORUM
12 Jul. 2018
IDAL participated at the Arab Economic Forum in its 26th edition as a golden sponsor. During "The future of investment in the Arab countries" session, Chairman Eng. Nabil Itani stressed the need to adopt new trends in investment, consisting of supporting and encouraging new sectors that are based on innovation and knowledge. FDI inflows to Lebanon recorded 5.1 percent of the GDP in 2017, the highest in the region.
WORKSHOP ON "TAX AND ACCOUNTING FOR STARTUPS"
06 Jul. 2018
IDAL, through its Business Support Unit, organized a workshop on "Tax and Accounting for Startups" in Tripoli in cooperation with the CCIAT and BIAT. The Chairman Eng. Nabil Itani announced the expansion of the work of the unit, launched last February, to include all the Lebanese regions. The mentioned Unit has so far provided services to 39 startups.