Minister of Economy and Trade Raed Khoury received a delegation of the Syndicate of Lebanese Food Industries
Minister of Economy and Trade Raed Khoury received a delegation of the Syndicate of Lebanese Food Industries (SLFI) headed by Ahmad Hoteit and discussed problems that the food industry sector is currently suffering from.
At the end of the meeting, the syndicate president, Ahmad Hoteit, announced that “they met the Minister in a protocol visit to congratulate him for his new position whereof discussions tackled ways to support international exhibitions either organized by the Ministry of Economy and Trade or IDAL. The two parties also discussed issues to amend the trade agreements, reconsider the Free Trade Agreements concluded by Lebanon and cooperate with the Ministry of Industry in order to impose protective fees on the national production.
Moreover, Hoteit added: discussions also considered ways that enable food industry to benefit from QUALEB-the Quality Programme as well as the necessity to sign a memorandum of understanding with the syndicate to revive this program in order to get ISO certified. Furthermore, we invited his Excellency to participate in the National Day of Food Industries to be held in Biel on April 6th, with the participation of Ministers of Industry, Agriculture, Public Health and Economy in addition to IDAL Chairman.