1. National Quality Standards
Manufacturing companies in Lebanon need to abide by the national quality standards, which are issued by the
Lebanese Standards Institution (LIBNOR)
, the sole national standardization body which is entitled to authorize the use of the Lebanese Conformity Mark proving the compliance of products to Lebanese standards.
Companies that need to inquire about the national standards for their specific products can
request the documents
from LIBNOR against a small fee. These documents provide all information on approved technical specifications. Companies can also pursue ISO international standards through the “Online Store for ISO Standards and Publications
” from LIBNOR’s website.
The Ministry of Industry
is the entity responsible for inspecting and monitoring whether companies are abiding by the general quality and safety requirements. For agriculture and agro-food companies, the Ministry of Agriculture
is also in charge of the inspection to ensure that food safety measures are in place. Entities that are found to be compliant, are assigned a health registration number, which is a prerequisite to export or sell these products on the local market. You can check the general quality and safety requirements for agro-food industries in Lebanon
published by the Ministry of Industry
on its website.