Zahle parliamentary bloc condemn Syria’s import ban on Lebanese goods

The Zahle parliamentary bloc voiced on Sunday concern over the Syrian government’s decision to stop importing Lebanese goods to Syria.

The bloc issued a statement in which it stated ” the decision might affect the food and agriculture industries in the Bekaa and cause losses to a lot of people in the region.”

Zahle MPs also said that “this unilateral decision contradicts the Arab convention for facilitating trade exchange.”

The bloc called on the Lebanese government to “contact Syrian authorities and address the issue.”

Syria in late September began imposing new limitations on imports coming into the country in an effort to prop up its currency reserves and help domestic industries, according to local reports

  • will the lebanese govenment put an equal ban on syrian goods?? very well, how about we sell the lebanese goods to israel our other nighbors to the south. business is business.
    adam, eblashko what would you like to buy?

    • 5thDrawer

      Indeed Geo … I am certain ‘verified-safe’ foods can be accepted in most countries. Now IS the time for the exporters to broaden their horizons, I think. Find the good salespeople, and get them out there.
       And imagine if Cruise ships were allowed to dock for food-replenishment in Lebanon … wow.
      Oh … should say ‘were not afraid to dock …’…. hmmm.  Well, you know what I mean.
      This is, of course, one of the ‘joys’ of being in the ‘UN circle’ of influence … going along with modern ‘right-thinking’ on matters of broad human importance … and after all, don’t most in Liban wish for this to continue and to grow ? I seem to remember something about the UN in the news recently ….

      • 5th, sometimes good comes out of bad, you should not be in business to serve only one customer as he can go sideways on you at any time, everytime i  get asked about exclusivity for my products i say i am exclusive to all my customers. exclusivity works both ways. you touched a childhood nerve when you brought up  cruise ships as my fondest memories from a shortlived childhood was sittig on the balcony and watching dozens of ships waiting their turn to unload at beirut port and frequently a steam train going up and down the coast.must have been somewhere 1974. demis rousos,phantom of the paradise,,,good old days i dont think they make them any more. 🙁

        • 5thDrawer

          We ‘sigh’ together, my friend.

        • libnan1

          Wahoo … things like train did exist in Lebanon!!! That is amazing how they destroyed that place, most of us don’t recall nothing but war.

    • libnan1

      Long range missiles they may be interested in buying ….hmmmm

  • very well, how about we sell the lebanese goods to israel our other nighbors to the south. business is business

    • Anonymous

      Indeed Geo … I am certain ‘verified-safe’ foods can be accepted in most countries. Now IS the time for the exporters to broaden their horizons, I think. Find the good salespeople, and get them out there.
       And imagine if Cruise ships were allowed to dock for food-replenishment in Lebanon … wow.Oh … should say ‘were not afraid to dock …’…. hmmm.  Well, you know what I mean.This is, of course, one of the ‘joys’ of being in the ‘UN circle’ of influence … going along with modern ‘right-thinking’ on matters of broad human importance … and after all, don’t most in Liban wish for this to continue and to grow ? I seem to remember something about the UN in the news recently ….

      • 5th, sometimes good comes out of bad, you should not be in business to serve only one customer as he can go sideways on you at any time, everytime i  get asked about exclusivity for my products i say i am exclusive to all my customers. exclusivity works both ways. you touched a childhood nerve when you brought up  cruise ships as my fondest memories from a shortlived childhood was sittig on the balcony and watching dozens of ships waiting their turn to unload at beirut port and frequently a steam train going up and down the coast.must have been somewhere 1974. demis rousos,phantom of the paradise,,,good old days i dont think they make them any more. 🙁

        • Anonymous

          We ‘sigh’ together, my friend.

        • Anonymous

          Wahoo … things like train did exist in Lebanon!!! That is amazing how they destroyed that place, most of us don’t recall nothing but war.

    • Anonymous

      Long range missiles they may be interested in buying ….hmmmm 

  • josephphdman

    this is better for the lebaneese they can get more money for there products elsewhere ; as classified the best buissiness people in the world they will seek other markets where they can make more money  like tue us , saudi arabia, dubai, , europe etc….
    anyway syria,s economy is going down to zero , and the people are  broke ,   , after all these sanctions forced on it by the us and europe,  the lebaneese  have to look for different market anyway , because  being broke and banned is the same thing ,when they do,nt have any money any way .

    • 5thDrawer

      Hmmm … standard state of the average Lebanese … methinks. 😉

    • Patience2

      Well … there’s a good market for Lebanese pine nuts overseas, I took some with me once and people really liked them.  There’s plenty in Lebanon, just learn how to sell them overseas.  Let Syria stew in Bashar’s juices.

    • Patience2

      Well … there’s a good market for Lebanese pine nuts overseas, I took some with me once and people really liked them.  There’s plenty in Lebanon, just learn how to sell them overseas.  Let Syria stew in Bashar’s juices.

  • Anonymous

    this is better for the lebaneese they can get more money for there products elsewhere ; as classified the best buissiness people in the world they will seek other markets where they can make more money  like tue us , saudi arabia, dubai, , europe etc….
    anyway syria,s economy is going down to zero , and the people are  broke ,   , after all these sanctions forced on it by the us and europe,  the lebaneese  have to look for different market anyway , because  being broke and banned is the same thing ,when they do,nt have any money any way .

    • Anonymous

      Hmmm … standard state of the average Lebanese … methinks. 😉

    • Anonymous

      Well … there’s a good market for Lebanese pine nuts overseas, I took some with me once and people really liked them.  There’s plenty in Lebanon, just learn how to sell them overseas.  Let Syria stew in Bashar’s juices.

  • libnan1 , allegedly during the syrian occcupation much of the train tracks were taken by syrians along with 36000 cars missing  as of  1991 .israel to the south ocean to the west i say the cars went to syria too.

  • libnan1 , allegedly during the syrian occcupation much of the train tracks were taken by syrians along with 36000 cars missing  as of  1991 .israel to the south ocean to the west i say the cars went to syria too.

  • Patience2

    This just shows you AGAIN what dog p–p many(but not all) Syrians are.  Give ’em an inch and they’ll take your railway.

    • Leborigine

      I wish they only took the railway!! They took everything and sucked us dry. Scumbags!

  • Anonymous

    This just shows you AGAIN what dog p–p many(but not all) Syrians are.  Give ’em an inch and they’ll take your railway.

    • Anonymous

      I wish they only took the railway!! They took everything and sucked us dry. Scumbags!

  • Anonymous

    This just shows you AGAIN what dog p–p many(but not all) Syrians are.  Give ’em an inch and they’ll take your railway.

  • Leborigine

    Excuse my arrogance, but I only have two word for those who do not want our products, LA TEEZEE

  • Anonymous

    Excuse my arrogance, but I only have two word for those who do not want our products, LA TEEZEE