Hajj Hasan criticized the marginalization of agriculture and industry in economic development, saying that some people “want neither industry nor agriculture.” (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan Friday said Lebanon needed to restrict imports and impose protective economic policies to save its industries, the National News Agency reported.Hajj Hasan stressed that such policies did not contradict Lebanon's free trade agreements but protected domestic industries against dumping and unfair competition.Dumping is used by international manufacturers when they export products to other countries at very low prices that deny competition for local industries.
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