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Gold Key Service


A custom-tailored program designed for U.S. executives planning to visit Lebanon; the Gold Key Service (GKS) has proven to be a highly effective means of promoting sales of U.S. products and services in the Lebanese marketplace.

The GKS offers introductions to potential partners. Depending on the preferences of the client and the length of their visit, the GKS can be offered from one to three business days.

Gold Key Service

The GKS includes:

  • Assistance in developing a sound market entry strategy
  • Briefing with Commercial Specialist regarding trade practices in Lebanon, and with other Embassy agencies, depending on the client's interests
  • One-on-one meetings with local companies interested in joint ventures, licensing or agent/distributor agreements
  • Background information on appointments
  • Escort by Commercial Specialist to meetings, if desired
  • Hotel reservations and airport pickup at a preferred rate

Cost of the GKS service

*For small to medium companies: $700 for the first day (up to 5 appointments per day), $360 for each additional day.
*For large companies: $2,300

Ordering the GKS service

U.S. firms can request a Gold Key through their local U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) or by contacting the U.S. Commercial Service..


If collected by post, our preferred method is credit card. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discovery. Banker’s checks should be made payable to the "U.S. Commercial Service", drawn on a U.S. Bank, and mailed to the U.S. Embassy, Awkar, P.O.Box 70-840, Beirut, Lebanon to the attention of the U.S. Commercial Service. If payment is made through the USEAC, clients will be contacted directly by the Trade Specialist.

A Participation Agreement (PA) will be sent for the U.S. client’s payment process and approval.