IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 15 Jun 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Sanitary and phytosanitary measure

On 15 June 2009, with immediate effect, Lebanon has banned all imports of live pigs in a bid to tackle the threat of swine flu. The Ministry of Agriculture released a circular banning all imports regardless of their origin.
Even though this measure appears to be motivated by a legitimate public policy concern, it is still classified as discriminatory because the measure introduces asymmetric treatment between Lebanese and foreign sellers of live pigs.
 
Currently, no single trading partner has more than the GTA minimum threshold of USD 1 million worth of trade on the affected tariff line.

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