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Business Reforms in Lebanon

= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative =  Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB2016

Registering Property: Lebanon made transferring property more complex by increasing the time required for property registration.

DB2012

Getting Electricity: Lebanon made getting electricity less costly by reducing the application fees and security deposit for a new connection.

DB2011

Starting a Business: Lebanon increased the cost of starting a business.

Getting Credit: Lebanon improved its credit information system by allowing banks online access to the public credit registry’s reports.

DB2010

Starting a Business: Lebanon made starting a business easier by eliminating the requirement to have company books stamped—though it also made it more difficult by reversing a previous reform combining tax and company registration at LibanPost.

Paying Taxes: Lebanon made paying taxes easier for companies by eliminating the requirement to obtain permission to use accelerated depreciation and by introducing electronic payment.

DB2009

Starting a Business: Lebanon reduced the time required to start a business by streamlining the business registration process.