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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Lebanon - Beirut.

  1. Introduction to the Lebanese Republic (Middle East);
  2. Doing Business in Beirut;
  3. Lebanese economy;
  4. Lebanese International Trade
    1. Lebanese Customs Administration.
  5. Business Opportunities in Lebanon:
    1. Agro-industry;
    2. Industry;
    3. Information Technology;
    4. BPO;
    5. Telecommunication;
    6. Tourism;
    7. Media and film industry.
  6. Foreign Direct Investment in Lebanon
    1. Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL).
  7. Case Study:
    1. Nayla Hayek;
    2. Ayah Bdeir;
    3. Lebanese largest companies;
    4. INDEVCO.
  8. Access to the Lebanese market;
  9. Business Plan for Lebanon.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in the Lebanese Republic” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Lebanese Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Lebanese Republic;
  3. To explore the Lebanese trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Lebanese Trade Agreements;
  5. To examine the profile of Lebanese companies;
  6. To develop a business plan for the Lebanese market.

Global Trade and Business in Lebanon
International Trade and Business in Lebanon

Online Student Master in International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Lebanon” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate: Islamic Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Libano Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Liban.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Lebanon”: 2 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: two weeks.

Trade and Business in the Middle East. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Lebanon, Master, Doctorate, International Business, Foreign Trade Masterin International Business for the Lebanese Students.

International Trade and Business in Lebanon.

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Lebanese Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Lebanon and the Arab Economic Area;
  2. GAFTA;
  3. EU-Lebanon Association Agreement
    1. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.
  4. Trade Agreements with Turkey, Syria, Kuwait, Egypt...;
  5. UK-Lebanon FTA;
  6. EFTA-Lebanon FTA;
  7. Islamic Trade Preferential System.

European Union-Lebanon Association Agreement

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. WTO (in process of accession);
  2. Customs Convention on Containers;
  3. IMO
    1. Istanbul Convention - not a member.
  4. Hamburg Rules (Sea);
  5. CIM & CIT Rules (Rail);
  6. COTIF Convention (Rail);
  7. BIC;
  8. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  9. IRU
    1. TIR Convention;
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport.
  10. Is not a member of the WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention.

Islamic Organizations. Arab League. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. Arab League;
  2. Summit of South American-Arab Countries;
  3. Asia-Middle East Dialogue;
  4. Islamic Development Bank;
  5. ESCWA;
  6. OIC
    1. Committee for Economic Cooperation;
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce;
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade;
  7. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  8. BADEA;
  9. Arab Development Funds;
  10. Arab Trade Financing Programme.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. UNCITRAL;
    4. WIPO.
  2. WB;
  3. WTO;
  4. IMF.

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates

The Lebanese Republic:

  1. With 5.8 million people, Lebanon has 75% of Muslim population and 25% of Christians;
  2. The Lebanese Republic shares borders with Syria and Israel;
  3. Arab and French are the official languages in Lebanon;
  4. The capital of the Lebanese Republic is Beirut (1.8 million people), an important regional foreign trade Port;
  5. The main Lebanese cities are Beirut, Baabda, Saida, Baalbek, Zahle, Tripoli, and Nabatiyeh;
  6. The headquarters of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) are in Beirut (Lebanon);
  7. Independence of Lebanon: 1946 (from France);
  8. Lebanese Government: Parliamentary Democracy;
  9. Area of Lebanon: 10,452 km²;
  10. Human Development Index of Lebanon: 0.765.

Religion in Lebanon.

  1. Islam Sunni is the main religion in Lebanon (75% population), the largest school of Islamic Jurisprudence is the Hanafi;
  2. In Lebanon, there are about 1 million Maronites (Christians Catholics);
  3. Beirut is divided between Christian and Muslim areas.

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Lebanon belongs to the Arab Economic Area (Islamic Civilization).

Nayla Hayek, Christian Orthodox Businesswoman. Chairwoman, Board of Directors Swatch Group (Lebanon)

Lebanese Economy.

  1. The Lebanese agricultural sector accounts for about 7% of the GDP;
  2. The Lebanese industrial sector represents 22% of the GDP and the services sector 71% of the gross domestic product, highlighting the financial and commercial sector;
  3. Top Lebanese public companies: Middle East Airlines, Electricity of Lebanon, Water Company, TV Lebanon Tobacco Company, and the National Wheat and Beet;
  4. Currency of Lebanon: Lebanese Pound (LBP);
  5. Unemployment Rate: 13%;
  6. Labour Force in Lebanon: 1.6 million people.

INDEVCO Group Lebanon

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

International Trade of Lebanon.

  1. Major supplier of the Lebanese Republic: the U.S. (11%), China (9%), France (8%), Italy (7%), and Germany (6.3%);
  2. Major export destinations of the Republic of Lebanon: Switzerland, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia;
  3. Machinery and electrical equipment accounted for 21% of the Lebanese exports, jewellery (13%), chemicals (11%), and food (7%);
  4. Top Lebanese imports: Mineral fuels (27%), machinery (12%), transport equipment (12%), and pharmaceutical products (4%).

Carlos Slim (Maronite of the Lebanese ascendency)
Carlos Slim, Maronite Businessman, Philanthropist, the world's richest man (Mexico)

Safra (Judaism)
SAFRA Family, Brazil, One of the richest Banker in the World (Edmond Safra)

Ayah Bdeir:
Ayah Bdeir, Muslim Businesswoman, Canada/Lebanon

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Lebanon Free Trade Agreement

Turkey-Lebanon Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Turkey-Lebanon Free Trade Agreement

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