It is required of each foreign company wishing to do business in Lebanon
to inform the Ministry of Economy and Trade in a formal document (Arabic version) prior to
registering in the Commercial Registrar.
N.B: Data available at the Ministry does not reflect cancellations or any
changes conducted at the Commercial Registrar (not a unit of this ministry).
The number of companies is a cumulative total where records start as
early as 1926.
Circular 1/1/A.T dated 12/1/2007
Estimating the cost of publication in the official Gazette and issuing the payment order for company registration.
As of February 1, 2007, the Companies` Department at the Ministry of Economy and Trade shall exclusively undertake the tasks of estimating the cost of publication in the official Gazette and issuing the payment order for companies registration without the need for applicants to go to the Official Gazette Registry.