Guide to Sending Parcels to Lebanon

Lebanon is a small country - less than twice the size of P.E.I. - hemmed in by the Mediterrean Sea on one side and a formidable mountain range on the other. But it may be the only place in the world where you can ski in the morning and swim in the sea in the afternoon.

The Lebanese population is also small, but it is considered to be the most liberal and free in the Arab world - in part because 83% of its people use the internet.

So, while e-commerce is still in its infancy in Lebanon, most Lebanese have smartphones and they are ready to use them. And since Canada has a 250,000-strong Lebanese expatriate community, the future looks bright for shipping goods to the homeland.

Information for this page was taken from the Republic of Lebanon Customs Administration.

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Easy Tracking Information

Shipments through Secureship come with full, easy to read tracking information to Lebanon

Full tracking information for parcels to Lebanon is available with Secureship
Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
May 13, 2021
8:49 am
Tyre, TY, LB
Delivered
May 12, 2021
7:18 am
Sidon, SI, LB
In transit
May 11, 2021
9:03 pm
Beirut, BE, LB
International Clearance
May 11, 2021
8:14 am
Tripoli, TR, LB
In transit
May 11, 2021
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
May 10, 2021
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Lebanon before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Lebanon

Documents Only

Lebanon considers the following as document shipments:

  • Airline tickets
  • Annual reports and intercompany mail
  • Bids and proposals
  • Business cards
  • Cheques
  • Computer print-outs
  • Diplomas
  • Drawings
  • Driver's licence
  • Examination papers
  • Gift cards
  • Visa applications

The following are allowed as a document shipment if they abide by the restriction shown.

Item Restriction
Credit cards Maximum of 2 credit cards only
Envelopes Only if blank
Event tickets (stage performances, concerts, and football (soccer) matches Maximum shipment weight of 1 kg and tickets cannot originate from a printing company to an event organiser
Forms Only if blank
Greeting cards and invitations Maximum shipment weight of 2 kg
Newspapers Maximum shipment weight of 2 kg
Stationery Only if blank
Traveller's cheques Only if cheques are used

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping Gifts to Lebanon

Shipping Gifts

Gifts shipped to Lebanon from Canada are exempt from duty providing:

  • Their value is no more than 200,000 LBP (about $165 CAD)
  • They are an occasional occurrence

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipment from an individual in Canada to an individual in Lebanon will be duty-free if its value is 200,000 LBP or less (about $165 CAD).

Shipments from Business-to-Business

There is no information at this time regarding gift shipments from a business in Canada to a business in Lebanon.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

There is no information at this time regarding gift shipments from a business in Canada to an individual in Lebanon.


Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Khalil Gibran
Bcharre-Tannourine Rd.
Bsharri
Lebanon

Phone: +961 6 671 137
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 10 May 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

If your shipment contains multiple gifts, ensure that each one is wrapped and tagged separately.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Khalil Gibran
Bcharre-Tannourine Rd.
Bsharri
Lebanon

Phone: +961 6 671 137
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 10 May 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Files/Laws/law_en.pdf
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Page.aspx?Item_Id=7


Shipping personal effects/belongings to Lebanon

Shipping Personal Effects

Personal effects may be shipped to Lebanon from Canada exempt from duty providing:

  • The items are for use in a regular household
  • The amount is in line for the size of the household
  • Furniture, clothing, and appliances are used, not new

NOTE:
Clothing and linen may be new if they are part of a bride's marriage trousseau and as long as one of the spouses lives in Lebanon.


Moving Temporarily

Students

Students moving temporarily to Lebanon to study may ship their personal effects (clothes and linens) duty free provided they are registered in a Lebanese educational institution.

This exemption also applies to married students coming to Lebanon to study and is extended beyond clothing and linens to include household appliances.

Non-Students

Non-students may move temporarily to Lebanon and ship their personal effects duty free provided they are returned to Canada within 1 year of arrival in Lebanon.

NOTE: Prohibited goods cannot be included in the shipment.


Moving Permanently

If you are moving permanently to Lebanon, you may ship your personal effects exempt from duty. Personal effects are to arrive within 3 months of the person or family taking up residence in Lebanon.

Items allowed as personal effects include:

  • Furniture
  • Clothing and linens
  • Home appliances
  • Sports equipment
  • Bicycles
  • Musical instruments
  • Computers

NOTE: Household supplies are not accepted as personal effects.


There are 2 sets of rules depending on whether you are Lebanese or a foreigner:

1- In order for returning Lebanese to qualify for the exemption:

  • The person must have lived in Canada for a minimum of 3 consecutive years (a certificate is required)
  • Furniture must clearly be used
  • The amount of furniture and goods corresponds to the size of family claiming the exemption

2- In order for foreigners to qualify for the exemption when they take up permanent residence in Lebanon, the following must be demonstrated:

  • Proof of ownership of furniture
  • Furniture is used and was owned whilst living in Canada
  • A resident visa for a minimum period of 1 year

Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Personal Effects' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • For Lebanese returning permanently, a certificate from proving residence in Canada local authorities is required
  • For foreigners moving permanently, a resident visa is required

Sources:
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Files/Laws/law_en.pdf
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Page.aspx?Item_Id=7

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Khalil Gibran
Bcharre-Tannourine Rd.
Bsharri
Lebanon

Phone: +961 6 671 137
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 10 May 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Lebanon

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Most foodstuffs shipped to Lebanon require a certificate, including baby formula.

You May Ship

  • Chocolate
  • Nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals
  • Energy drinks

Do Not Ship

  • Colza oil
  • Energy drinks with alcohol

Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Government_Controls/Government_Controls.aspx

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Khalil Gibran
Bcharre-Tannourine Rd.
Bsharri
Lebanon

Phone: +961 6 671 137
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 10 May 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Lebanon

Samples

Commercial samples are shipped abroad to exhibit products for future sales and educate and encourage clients.

Non-commercial samples, i.e. not for sale, may be shipped to Lebanon from Canada exempt from duty for a period of 3 months.

NOTE:
Samples shipped temporarily to Lebanon for use at an exhibition or trade fair require an ATA Carnet (see Temporary Imports for details).


Commercial Sample Checklist
  • A Commercial Invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Clearly indicate 'Commercial Samples' on the commercial invoice in the General Description & Detailed Description of Goods (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as commercial sample
  • An ATA Carnet if applicable

Sources:
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Files/Laws/law_en.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Khalil Gibran
Bcharre-Tannourine Rd.
Bsharri
Lebanon

Phone: +961 6 671 137
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 10 May 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Lebanon

Advertising Material

Goods such as professional equipment - computers, tools - that will be shown at an exhibition or trade fair require an ATA Carnet (see Temporary Imports for details).


Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • Be sure to abide by the rules mentioned above
  • An ATA Carnet if applicable

Sources:
https://www.trade.gov/knowledge-product/Lebanon-business-travel

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Khalil Gibran
Bcharre-Tannourine Rd.
Bsharri
Lebanon

Phone: +961 6 671 137
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 10 May 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Have your goods warranty repaired in Lebanon

Repairs

Equipment shipped to Lebanon from Canada for repair may enter duty free for a period up to 3 months.

Items Under Warranty

Equipment under warranty that is returned to Canada for repair may have import duty and tax charges refunded providing the item leaves Lebanon within 3 months of its entry.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Equipment no longer under warranty that is returned to Canada for repair will not be eligible for refund of import duty and taxes.

Sending Product for Repair to Lebanon

Equipment shipped to Lebanon from Canada for repair may enter duty free for a period up to 3 months.

Returning Repaired Product to Lebanon

There is no information at this time regarding shipping repaired equipment to Lebanon from Canada.


Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Lebanon or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Files/Laws/law_en.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Khalil Gibran
Bcharre-Tannourine Rd.
Bsharri
Lebanon

Phone: +961 6 671 137
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 10 May 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Lebanon

Temporary Imports

Goods of a temporary nature may enter Lebanon duty free for a period of 6 months. This may be renewed, but cannot extend past 2 years in total.

Items typically shipped as temporary imports include:

  • Commercial samples
  • Jewellery and other adornments intended for display at a show or exhibition
  • Professional equipment and machinery, for e.g., movie projectors and cameras
  • Goods required to present a stage production or other artistic event

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Lebanon, you can pick from 1 of the 2 Temporary Import Methods listed below.

Each option has its pros and cons. Regardless, each of the following methods requires you to complete a commercial invoice. More details are shown in the table.


Option # Temporary Import Method Risk of paying
1 Commercial Invoice Only (no other documentation is provided) High - if broker cannot clear goods temporarily
2 Commercial Invoice
+
ATA Carnet
Very Low


1. Complete a Commercial Invoice (CI) only


This is the simplest and quickest option. See example.

NOTE: You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty/tax free. Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL) nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.



2. Commercial Invoice (CI) + an ATA Carnet

Completing an ATA Carnet is great option for items that frequently travel in and out of the country. It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.

In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.

ATA Carnets are beyond the scope of the article however, you can find more information here: http://www.chamber.ca/carnet/

NOTE: It is highly recommended to get an ATA Carnet for items that frequently travel in and out of the country and especially so when it is valued over $2,500 USD


In addition to choosing option 1 or 2, the following conditions must also be met in order to qualify for a duty and VAT free exemption:

  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than 6 months in Lebanon

NOTE:

  • If the above conditions are not followed, duties and taxes will be charged as though the goods have been imported permanently
  • Your Customs broker can clear goods of a temporary nature (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc. typically cannot clear goods of temporary nature)


Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
http://www.databank.com.lb/docs/LB_Customs_Law.pdf
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Files/Laws/law_en.pdf

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Khalil Gibran
Bcharre-Tannourine Rd.
Bsharri
Lebanon

Phone: +961 6 671 137
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 10 May 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Lebanon

Permanent/Sold Goods

Most shipments of sold goods to Lebanon will incur a minimum duty rate of 5% and will require a certificate of origin (COO).

Occasional Shipper

Even if you only occasionally ship sold goods to Lebanon from Canada, the shipment will likely incur a minimum 5% duty. However, shipments valued up to LBP 200,000 (about $165 CAD) will be duty and tax free.

Regular shipper

If you regularly ship goods to Lebanon from Canada, we recommend you consult a licenced Lebanese customs broker.

Sources:
http://www.legallaw.ul.edu.lb/LawArticles.aspx?LawTreeSectionID=245461&lawId=244232

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Khalil Gibran
Bcharre-Tannourine Rd.
Bsharri
Lebanon

Phone: +961 6 671 137
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 10 May 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel's destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels - These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Lebanon. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Lebanon, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See temporary import section
Packaging List Infrequently required Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good.
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form is required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Prohibited goods may not enter Lebanon while those deemed restricted may enter but must abide by quantity limits or other rules.

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Narcotics and other drugs
  • Obscene and pornographic material
  • Electrical equipmen
  • Cedar seeds and seedlings
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Gas-fueled pocket lighters
  • Wireless phone sets that function in the 900 Megahertz bandwidth

Restricted Goods

  • Most foodstuffs
  • Playing cards
  • Cotton items, including thread
  • Silk items, including thread - natural and artificial
  • Articles and textiles made of linen, hemp, jute, and ramie

Sources:
http://www.legallaw.ul.edu.lb/LawArticles.aspx?LawTreeSectionID=245461&lawId=244232
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Government_Controls/Government_Controls.aspx

Duty & Taxes

Duty and taxes on goods shipped to Lebanon are assessed using the CIF value, which is the sum of the customs value plus insurance costs plus freight expenses.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

By knowing the CIF value of a shipment, you will be able to predict the duty and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

The duty and tax threshold of a shipment is 200,000 LBP (about $165 CAD). This means that a shipment valued at or below this amount does not incur duty or tax. This is also called the de minimis value.


Currency Lebanese Pound (LBP)
Duty Exemption
(De minimis Value)
200,000 LBP (about $165 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 11%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
200,000 LBP (about $165 CAD)
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports


Other Taxes

Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages incur other charges such as the Local Consumption Duty and Excise taxes.

Excise taxes for alcoholic products can be found here, and for tobacco products you can click here.


  • Candy20%
  • Chocolate20%
  • Spirits and WinesVariable
  • TobaccoVariable
  • Books0%*
  • Documents0%
  • Video Games & Consoles5%
  • Computers & Laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles5%
  • Cameras5%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats6%,
  • Beauty Products & Cosmetics15%
  • Jewellery5% - 10%
  • Shirts & Pants6%
  • Home Appliances5% - 15%
  • Toys5%
  • Sports Equipment5%

* Children's picture, drawing or colouring books incur a 5% duty but 0% VAT.

Sources:
http://www.databank.com.lb/docs/Customs%20guide.docx
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Files/Laws/law_en.pdf
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Tariff/Tariff.aspx
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Tariff/Tariff_Table.aspx?CH=22
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Tariff/Tariff_Table.aspx?CH=24
http://www.customs.gov.lb/Tariff/Tariff_Table.aspx?CH=49

Lebanon Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Television
  • Jewelry in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Lebanon



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