Hajj Hasan, second from right, awarded an ISO quality control certificate to the Association of Lebanese Industrialists.
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The government intends to apply new fees on certain imported items to protect Lebanese industry and combat dumping of cheap goods, Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said Wednesday."This proposal was made by Prime Minister Saad Hariri and adopted by all ministers," Hajj Hasan said during a ceremony at the Association of Lebanese Industrialists.He added that Hariri has asked the industry and economy ministers to impose new taxes on specific imported goods to crack down on dumping in the Lebanese market.Fadi Gemayel, president of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists, echoed the minister's calls to protect Lebanese industry.Gemayel told The Daily Star that there was nothing wrong with Lebanese-made goods, adding that the industrial sector creates more jobs than any other sector.
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