(FCCIAL) is delighted to welcome you to the Portal for International Export Requirements (TASDIER). It is a public database that includes information on technical requirements for export, assembled from online sources and /or links to international sites of certain destination countries, covering both fresh and processed food products most frequently traded by Lebanese food producers.
This important initiative is but one of the translations of FCCIAL’s decision to work for the common interest of the four Lebanese regional chambers and to diversify its services. TASDIER will contribute to the ability of (FCCIAL) to provide relevant services to SMEs wishing to export food products.
For further information, you can contact us anytime by submitting your query here.
This user guide is meant to assist the public in accessing and understanding the technical export information available on TASDIER. If at any time you have questions or require additional information, please click on the link on the sidebar to request assistance from the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon or from one of the regional chambers.
To begin, on the portal’s front page you should search for a product by first selecting the type of product: Processed food; fresh fruits or fresh vegetables.
Next you select the Individual product you would like to search from a list of HS codes, based on the international customs harmonized codes. These are organized under main categories and sub-categories; only the main categories have active links.
After selecting your product code, select one country/region that you are interested in. Please note you can only select one country/region at a time, and you must select both a product category and a country/region before accessing the export information. Once you have done so, please click on the “Search” button.
The following topics will be included with all search results:
1. The name of the country/region
2. Country background information
4. General F&V Import requirements
5. General Processed food Import requirements.
6. General F&V labeling requirements.
7. General Processed Food Labeling requirements.
8. Product-specific requirements based on the selected product name.
In order to access Items 2 to 8 above please link the active links called “view document.” By clicking each link you will have access to the information related to each topic as follows:
· The country background information provides basic information on the country’s population, exports, imports and some contact information. (Click no.2)
· The general Import requirements provide you with the basic requirements for importing to the country or region before and after embarkation; food safety requirements and other technical requirements specific to the country. If your selected product is a fruit or a Vegetable then Click on No.4 above; if it is a processed food click on No.5.
· Standards contain a tabulated list of online links to major relevant standards, directives, regulations, and/or guidelines. Only the information available for free online are included. The standards are sequentially numbered in the first column. Those numbers will be referenced throughout the other informational documents pertaining to that country. For example, you might find a reference to“US STD NO. 5” or "See reg&std" in one of the product-specific documents. This means you should refer to the standards document for the U.S., and refer to the link for the standard numbered “5.”(To access click on No.3)
· The general labeling requirements include the general labeling rules for each country or region along with other related rules such as nutritional information, and nutrient and health claims. If your selected product is a processed food then click on No.7 otherwise Click on No.6
· The specific product information provides specific import requirements by category of products with links to specific product standards, whenever available. (Click No.8)
The documents frequently contain interactive links to other external documents found on various official sites. Those links are usually in blue. By clicking on the links you should be able to access the information mentioned. In some cases the links are not interactive and you will be advised to see the section on “standards” where corresponding active links are available.
Good luck in your search; please remember to contact us for further assistance by submitting a query at the link provided on the sidebar of every page.