As the region's center of trade and business, Lebanon is a host to several foreign companies. Lebanon offers one of the most liberal investment climates in the Middle East. The government offers incentives to attract foreign and domestic investment, including low income tax rates for individuals and corporations.
While opportunities for foreign investment and business are plentiful, they faces great competition as European and Middle Eastern companies dominate foreign trade and investment in Lebanon.
(For more information on trade, business, economy, or investment in Lebanon, see The Ministry of Economy and Trade, Trade Information Center, The Investment and Development Authority in Lebanon, or the Ministry of Finance).