Lebanon Import Restrictions

In order to enter Lebanon, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Lebanon government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Lebanon, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Lebanon.

Lebanon Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Lebanese authorities before posting:


  • Alcohol and spirits
  • Animal products
  • Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
  • Coal and firewood
  • Communications equipment
  • Compact disc, diskettes
  • Cosmetics, cologne and perfume
  • Computer software
  • Chemical or pharmaceutical products
  • Coffee
  • Foodstuffs
  • Films: 8mm, 16mm, 35mm
  • Gambling devices
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Medical samples and supplies
  • Military equipment
  • Mineral dyes
  • Oil products
  • Paper and cloth
  • Plants and plant products
  • Phones and modems
  • Radio sets
  • Radar equipment, transmitters/receivers
  • Subs, cont’g sodium/calc.cyclamatel
  • Steel wool
  • Textile samples
  • Tobacco.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation requirements

Commercial shipments valued at �50 Lebanese or more require three copies of a combined Certificate of Origin and commercial invoice. An Australian Chamber of Commerce must have certified the document and a Lebanese consul must have endorsed it.

Australian Customs require an EDN (export declaration number) for ECI / EPI parcel items going to Lebanon. In addition to this, please ensure that all receiver details are completed correctly.

Please contact the Express call-centre on 1800 007 678 for more information.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Lebanon prohibits:

  • Animals
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Butter, artificial
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cigarette paper
  • Coins, banknotes, bearer bonds of any kind
  • Contraceptives and relating literature
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Furs
  • Fats, foreign
  • Fragile articles
  • Gambling articles
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Liquids or liquefiable elements
  • Living insects and their eggs
  • Paper coloured with toxic substances
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Pornography
  • Postal envelopes
  • Powdered milk
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Platinum, gold or silver
  • Publications or items embarrassing to public order
  • Travellers cheques
  • Tobacco manufacturing apparatus
  • Trademarks, false.

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