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The Business Handbook is a reference on conducting business in Lebanon. It was published for the first time in April 2000. It was the fruit of 18 months of data compilation and writing. It has been reviewed by a large number of legal, accounting and industry experts.

The second edition was published in January 2003. It is divided into 22 chapters that include:

  • Incorporation
  • Fiscal and taxation issues
  • Import and exports
  • Major economic sectors: industry, agriculture, financial institutions, financial markets and instruments, advertising, automobiles, hospitality, construction, real estate, advertising
As well as sections on:
  • The health care sector
  • Education
  • Infrastructure
  • Economy

Each section contains demographic data, vital statistics, relevant laws and regulations, and all what is needed to operate a business in that field.

Both editions as co-opted by IDAL as its official business handbook on Lebanon.


Readership and delivery channels

The Business Handbook has a print run of 2,000 copies to be sold mainly to Lebanon Opportunities subscribers and through bookstores.

The cover price of The Business handbook is $40.



The Business Handbook targets the same advertisers as Lebanon Opportunities. It has so far attracted sponsors, and dozens of advertisers. It is a media for corporate image advertising.