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Doing Business with Libya

Ongoing civil conflict, coupled with the threat of terrorist attack, the collapse of the rule of law and key state institutions, and the unavailability of a wide range of essential services has seriously escalated the risks associated with the pursuit of commercial activities in Libya. Given the volatile security situation, the Embassy of Canada in Tripoli has suspended operations on July 29, 2014. TCS officials have left the country. The Embassy of Canada to Libya, temporarily re-located to Tunis, has limited ability to provide commercial services. For more details, please visit Canada-Libya website.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) in Libya will provide your company with on-the-ground intelligence and practical advice on this market to help you make better, more timely and cost-effective decisions.

We can help you successfully navigate the complexities of the market, whether you're looking to export, establish your company abroad, tackle a market access issue, pursue a joint-venture or strategic alliance, participate in global value chain, seek technology and R&D partnerships.

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Access commercial information about Libya
Visit the web site of the Trade Commissioner Service in Libya.

Get the assistance of a Trade Commissioner in this market
See how we can help and contact the Trade Commissioner in charge of your sector.

Find more about programs and services to help me succeed internationally
Visit the Trade Commissioner Service web site for information on exporting, funding programs, innovation, science and technology, global value chains, and much more.

Apply for permits to export from or import into Canada
Visit our Export and Import Controls web site.

Learn more about Canada’s trade policy
Visit our Trade Negotiations and Agreement web site for information on agreements and negotiations by country or region, dispute settlements and environmental assessments.  The web site also contains information on Corporate Social Responsibility and the OECD guidelines on responsible business practice.

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  • Your nearest Regional Office of the Trade Commissioner Service in Canada provides export assistance to help you identify potential markets and develop your international business plans.


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