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The government of Lebanon offers a series of incentives to national and foreign investors alike as part of its strategy to attract investments to growth promising sectors. A series of exemptions and tax breaks are offered by various ministries and government agencies to support companies in their set-up and operation phases. More information on the incentives provided across productive economic sectors can be found in the “Sector in Focus” section of the website.
In its role as national investment promotion agency, IDAL also offers through its Investment Law No.360, a series of financial and non-financial incentives to investment projects in the following sectors: Agriculture, Agro Industry, Industry, Tourism, Information Technology, Technology and Telecommunication, and Media.
There are two incentive schemes that investors can choose from and which differ in the extent of exemptions provided and in the eligibility criteria required:
Is a scheme mostly catered for small and medium-sized projects, and which is based on the project geographical location, investment size, and sector type.
Is a scheme mostly catered for large-scale projects which have a high impact on employment, and which is based on the project investment size, jobs created, and sector type.
The Investment Map provides information on the various incentives available across the various locations in Lebanon, and on the criteria needed to benefit from these incentives.