Free Trade Zones

Foreign-owned firms have the same investment opportunities as Lebanese firms. Lebanon has two free zones in operation, the Beirut port and the Tripoli port. The reconstruction of a 120,000 square meter free zone at the Port of Beirut is complete, and a 6,000-square meter bonded warehouse facility is now available. The new Customs Law (WTO compatible) issued by Decree No. 4461, dated December 15, 2000, fosters the development of free zones (Chapter III, Articles 242-261).