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Export Procedures

Exported goods must first be declared, declarations are conducted through an Authorized Customs Clearance Agent which is any person acting as a clearance agent or the licensed forward agents; or traders and their authorized agents; or non-trader individuals in the name of which, for whom or from whom, parcels of goods are exceptionally sent.


The goods are declared through a detailed customs declaration form Single Customs Declaration. The Guide of the Single Customs Declaration explains all aspects related to the form, fields and data of the declaration; this guide is included in the Officer's Guide and is available at all customs offices and forward agents.


What are the required documents to export from Lebanon for all type of goods?


Note that in order to export to any country, an importer/seller in the country of destination must be identified, in order to issue an export order.


  • Declaration form based on the Single Customs Declaration
  • Packing List, the detailed itemized lists if the invoices do not include the required details
  • Original Purchase or Commercial invoice (original)
  • Any other document required by the applicable laws and regulations (such as: the proof of payment, special statement of value elements etc.)
  • Certificate of origin issued by the Ministry of Industry and certified by the Lebanese Customs Authorities for exporting goods to Europe in accordance with protocol number 4 with the EU, where necessary


For more information on the other documents or procedures, please refer to the guide entitled Restrictions and Prohibitions- Circular 1 available at all Customs offices, and forward agents.


Source: Ministry of Economy and Trade/ Support to SMEs section

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