Rabih Badran, Head of Statistics and Industrial Information Division, speaks during the National Day of Lebanese Industry in Beirut, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Hajj Hasan's remarks came during a conference held at the Lebanese University in Hadath on the occasion of the national day of Lebanon's industry.He emphasized the need to exempt industrial research from taxes, in addition to implementing the law that exempts industrialists from 50 percent of the income tax on industrial exports. Hajj Hasan said that these trade agreements weighed negatively on industrial exports while imports have increased.Lebanese industrial exports dropped from $3.567 billion in 2012 to $3.384 billion in 2013 and $3.150 billion in 2014, according to Badran's statistics.
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