Can my company legally export to Syria via Lebanon?

Question posted by Angela Curtis, on behalf of Aviagen Ltd in EH28

Our product is not a product to export to Syria, however due to the political problems in Syria, our customer would like for the goods to be shipped to Lebanon and they will be responsible to get into Syria.

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Hi Angela,

Happy to help,

Could you let us know what product you wish to export as this would add a variation to the answer to your question.

Cheers

Scott

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Darren Playfoot, on behalf of ROCHARD SHIPPING LTD in KT15.

Dear Angela,

Assuming that the goods are not restricted or military items there is no reason why you can not ship your goods to Lebanon and have your customer make their own arrangments at destiantion to get the goods in to Syria. We recently shipped some cargo for a client to Lattakia, Syria and the cargo trans-shipped in Beirut, it took a while but got to it's destination despite the current troubles.

Please see below link for more information regarding sanctions on Syria.

https://www.gov.uk/sanctions-on-syria

Trust of assistance
Best regards

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Hi Angela,

Following on from Darren’s response regarding restricted and non restricted items, please note that there are also restrictions in dealing with Syrian customers.

I would suggest that where there is any doubt, you should contact UKTI's Carl Jayasekera.
'carl.jayasekera@ukti.gsi.gov.uk'

From UKTI Website:
Due to ongoing political unrest, Her Majesty's Government no longer encourages trade with, or investment in, Syria. As a result, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has ceased commercial work in Syria until further notice.

Additional:
https://www.gov.uk/sanctions-on-syria

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David Bill, on behalf of ChemPlex Ltd in EH48.

Hi Angela
If the sale is invoiced to a company based in Lebanon, technically it is not a sale to Syria but to Lebanon. So I do not see why it should be subject any trade embargo.

However because your parent company is based in the USA where anti Syria hysteria peaking, they may well embargo the sale on commercial grounds. Better check with HQ

David

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Hi Angela. The export health certificate would have to state the final destination. There might also be issues over the journey plan if you are exporting live animals. The Defra Poultry Export Certification User Group (ECUG) and AHVLA Carlisle should be able to help with this aspect. Best regards. Marcus

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