Regulations And TaxLebanonRegionAll countries
Senior Management Time Spent in Dealing with Requirements of Government Regulation (%)8.9311.328.82
Average number of visits or required meetings with tax officials.2.242.912.14
If there were visits, Average number of visits or required meetings with tax officials.2.244.413.18
% of Firms Identifying Tax Rates as Major Constraint***59.3144.9935.01
% of Firms Identifying Tax Administration as Major Constraint***50.4032.7023.70
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Permits And LicensesLebanonRegionAll countries
Days to Obtain Operating License81.0040.1829.67
Days to Obtain Construction-related Permit155.5595.1765.00
Days to Obtain Import License30.1427.5519.37
% of Firms Identifying Business Licensing and Permits as Major Constraint***28.9026.8415.50
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CorruptionLebanonRegionAll countries
% of Firms Expected to Pay Informal Payment to Public Officials (to Get Things Done)22.9537.1929.32
% of Firms Expected to Give Gifts to Get an Operating License12.5015.4816.26
% of Firms Expected to Give Gifts In Meetings With Tax Officials19.1622.6916.79
% of Firms Expected to Give Gifts to Secure a Government Contract**97.7338.8225.65
% of Firms Identifying Corruption as a Major Constraint***66.4950.8737.54
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CrimeLebanonRegionAll countries
% of Firms Paying for Security38.2231.4857.14
Losses Due to Theft, Robbery, Vandalism, and Arson Against the Firm (% of Sales)0.010.851.05
If there were losses, Losses Due to Theft, Robbery, Vandalism, and Arson Against the Firm (% of Sales)0.013.624.97
Security Costs (% of Sales)0.000.531.51
Security Costs if the establishment pays for security (% of Sales)0.011.762.96
Products Shipped to Supply Domestic Markets Lost Due to Theft (%)*10.001.590.98
% of Firms Identifying Crime, Theft and Disorder as Major Constraints***39.3419.7325.93
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InformalityLebanonRegionAll countries
% of Firms expressing that a Typical Firm Reports less than 100% of Sales for Tax Purposes34.9840.7852.12
% of Services Firms Competing Against Unregistered or Informal Firms..50.1855.76
% of Firms Formally Registered when Started Operations in the Country97.6390.9289.29
Number of years firms operated without formal registration0.280.340.81
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GenderLebanonRegionAll countries
% of Firms With Female Participation in Ownership33.5318.4534.61
% of Full Time Female Workers*6.2513.9629.66
% of Female Permanent Full-time Non-production Workers *7.324.779.70
% of Firms With Female Top Manager29.1217.3717.65
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FinanceLebanonRegionAll countries
% of Firms with Line of Credit or Loans from Financial Institutions69.3730.0334.77
% of Firms Using Banks to Finance Investments23.8213.2523.91
% of Firms Using Banks to Finance Expenses51.3123.8627.56
Value of Collateral Needed for a Loan (% of the Loan Amount)160.59150.91146.03
% of Firms Identifying Access to Finance as a Major Constraint***..33.5930.72
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InfrastructureLebanonRegionAll countries
Number of Power Outages in a Typical Month29.8814.308.98
If there were outages, Duration of Power Outages (hours)6.993.465.45
Value Lost Due to Power Outages (% of Sales)9.355.575.11
If a generator is used, Electricity from Generator (%) *52.3322.7920.76
Delay in Obtaining an Electrical Connection (days)117.5860.9136.80
Average number of Incidents of Water Insufficiency in a Typical Month*5.127.646.33
If there were shortages, Average Duration of the Water Shortage (hours)*14.0011.4113.13
Delay in Obtaining a Water Connections (days)27.0055.6734.32
Delay in Obtaining a Mainline Telephone Connection (days)51.6737.8225.42
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Innovation and TechnologyLebanonRegionAll countries
% of Firms With Internationally-Recognized Quality Certification17.9113.7616.20
% of Firms with Annual Financial Statement Reviewed by External Auditor79.5855.4246.72
% of Firms Using Technology Licensed from Foreign Companies *23.3015.0015.33
% of Firms using its Own Website58.6439.8533.73
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TradeLebanonRegionAll countries
Average Time to Clear Direct Exports Through Customs (days)7.646.036.44
Average Time to Clear Imports from Customs (days)*7.2811.3211.05
% of Exporter Firms44.0927.2617.95
% of Firms that Use Material Inputs and/or Supplies of Foreign origin*..61.1260.68
% of Firms that Export Directly31.2322.2313.62
% of Firms that Trade Identifying Customs & Trade Regulations as a Major Constraint***36.6223.6216.93
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WorkforceLebanonRegionAll countries
% of Firms Offering Formal Training*52.3626.5134.92
Average Number of Seasonal/Temporary, Full-Time Employees3.475.388.00
Average Number of Permanent, Full Time Employees50.1769.9349.16
% of Firms Identifying Labor Regulations as a Major Constraint***35.8823.6511.70
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