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The LBBC Business Risk Advisor

The Libyan people’s political and economic hopes following the 2011 revolution, repeatedly confirmed by several elections over the years that followed, have been frustrated by political failure and armed conflict between rival politicians, regions and militias.

LBBC Business Risk Advisor

There is no sign of an early resolution to this conflict and it may get worse before it gets better.  But the country’s tribulations will pass and the Libyan people’s aspirations for a more settled and prosperous future will be within their reach once more.  At that stage, they will look for goods, services and partnerships with overseas suppliers and, as an oil exporter, will have the financial resources to pay for the country’s needs.

No-one can predict when stability will return so it is crucial to monitor developments in-country to ensure that, when it does, LBBC members are ready to resume business. The LBBC has created this page to provide members and their clients with access to up-to-date information and analyses. The material on this page is provided by professional risk advisory companies with staff on the ground in Libya.

This is not to say that there is no business to be done in Libya even now.  Visible (and no doubt invisible) exports continue, albeit at a modest rate, and some contracts are offered.   The risk advisory page provides a valuable resource for members considering responding to these business prospects and the opportunity to consult the companies involved on the conditions affecting the viability and location of the particular business under consideration.

We are sure that LBBC members - both experienced Libyan operators and businesses new to the Libyan market - will find the information provided on this page and the more detailed advice available from the providers both interesting and a valuable input to their business strategies and decisions.

GardaWorld

GardaWorld .Xplored Risk Analysis and Reporting:

GardaWorld risk reports for Libya are produced in country and contain the very latest ground-truth information that analyses the current security situation, political, regulatory and cultural challenges. Reports are designed for people with operational reporting requirements and can support staff deployment and movement plans with their up-to-date review of current threat levels or risk in Libya.
 
For inquiries regarding bespoke reporting please contact our Regional Director for Libya: nigel.lea@garda.com or visit www.garda.com/gw

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Read the Libya .Xplored latest Libya Report 2 February 2018 here

Prepared by Risk Analysis Team, Libya

Unity Resources Group

Unity is a leading provider of effective solutions to business, governments and organisations pursuing success in challenging and high risk environments. Our Libya operations and extensive network of reliable local sources provide invaluable insights to clients on successfully navigating challenges in their areas of operations within Libya. Our experienced country management team are able to support clients to enter the country, set up and secure their operations and provide on-going consultation services, so they can focus on their core business and achieve organisational success.

The Unity Country Manager and team in Tripoli are vastly experienced, the CM has over 16 years of operational experience in Libya, our team has a vast understanding of operating environment and key contacts throughout the country. As always Unity intend to work closely with our clients to fulfil their aims in a safe manner given the restricted environment. The assets security resources and policies are aligned to meet the Libyan environment, our aim is also to train and deploy Libyan operators wherever possible. 
www.unityresourcesgroup.com

To discuss our services in more detail, please contact: Kevin Carlin kcarlin@unityresourcesgroup.com
 

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Read Unity Resources Group's Latest Report - Libya Monitor - to 30 November 2017 here

The Inkerman Group

The Inkerman Group is a specialist risk and intelligence company that delivers tools, techniques and methodologies to counter or mitigate threats to organisations and businesses. The Inkerman Group’s expertise covers all aspects of risk, intelligence, travel safety, protection and security, and works with clients, companies and organisations throughout the world to identify the specific risks, threats and vulnerabilities they face. The Inkerman Group has been producing its present range of insightful Libya intelligence publications since the current period of instability began. These are supported by a 24/7 Operations capability, which can include the deployment of operatives for executive protection, review of sites and, if necessary, extraction of foreign nationals in the worst-case scenarios. The Inkerman Group is also positioned to generate bespoke reports for clients operating in or doing business with Libya, drawing on a vast range of accrued expertise, local sources, and operational experience to deliver according to clients’ exact requirements.

To discuss any of these services, please contact Luke Wells at luke.wells@inkerman.com or Alice Boyes at alice.boyes@inkerman.com. Alternatively, please telephone The Inkerman Group on +44 (0) 1233 646940.




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Read the Libya Daily Report to 27 March 2017 here

JANUS GLOBAL OPERATIONS


JANUS GLOBAL OPERATIONS continues to keep our permanent expat country management team on the ground in Tripoli supporting our clients international and local personnel as well as critical infrastructure. We are also currently involved in working with many of our clients on their re-entry planning, security risk management surveys and political sector analysis. 

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JGO Libya Weekly security summary Executive summary 13-02-18
US President Donald Trump extended on Friday the state of emergency and sanctions imposed on Libya by his predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2011, which was scheduled to be lifted on February 25. According to UBI, Trump said that they need to prevent the transfer of assets to members of Gaddafi's family and their partners, describing them as the impeding players of the reconciliation process in Libya. "The Gaddafi regime with the assistance of other partners have taken extreme measures against Libyans by using weapons, mercenary groups and violence against defenceless civilians," President Trump said, pointing out that the situation in Libya is a major threat to the national security and foreign policies of the United States.

The UN envoy to Libya on Thursday called for establishing a constitutional framework ahead of the upcoming elections in the war-torn North African country. Ghassan Salame, the special representative of the UN secretary-general and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), issued the call during a meeting with a delegation from the city of Zawiyah, 45 km west of the capital Tripoli, at the UNSMIL's headquarters in Tripoli. "Voter registration must be completed, and a referendum law must be established prior to holding a referendum on the constitution," Salame said.

The Government of National Accord Planning Minister Al Taher Al Jheimi has said that all of the country's economic problems would be resolved once the Libyan parties reached a solution to the ongoing crisis. He insisted that the country's crisis was a political one. Libya has the potential to overcome its ordeal and in a 
relatively short time, Al Jheimi told the audience at a workshop organized by the Ministry of Employment here today.

Also reported this week, Frank Baker has been officially announced today by the British Foreign Office as the new British ambassador for Libya. He replaces Peter Millett. Baker tweeted: ‘‘I am honoured to be the new British Ambassador to Libya. Britain and Libya have a long history. Over the coming weeks I will listen to and learn from people across Libya and discuss how we can work together to achieve our common interests’’. Baker had been Britain’s ambassador in Iraq in his previous posting.

Zuwara’s health facilities are under immense pressure with only 40 hospital beds able to support a population of some 400,000 people, officials have warned. Exacerbating the problem was illnesses caused by pollution from nearby industrial areas, including the Italian owned Mellitah Oil and Gas Complex, the man tasked with the regions health sector. Bassim Dahn, one of the municipalities six councillors, said Zuwara’s main hospital, holding over 400 beds, has been closed for 25 years. 
 
The League of Arab States for the agreement between the local councils of Tuaergha and Misrata to be promptly executed and for the return of Tauergha displaced to their homes. The League's official spokesman Mahmud Afifi also called for all obstacles before the displaced to be removed, and for their 
humanitarian needs to be met in line with the agreement provisions. He welcomed the Presidency Council declared commitment to the reconciliation agreement and implementation of it by offering the support.

Three people were killed on Friday and 86 wounded after a bomb went off inside a mosque in the eastern city of Benghazi in Libya. Health Minister in the eastern-based government Rida al-Awkaly told Asharq Al-Awsat that the bombing took place inside the Saad Ibn Ibada mosque, located between Benghazi's al Majouri and Berka districts, during Friday prayers. He said that the explosive devices were planted in the air conditioners at the mosque, denying earlier claims that they were remotely detonated with a mobile phone.




MS Risk

MS Risk supports clients in a variety of business sectors with research, investigative activity, crisis response, project management and consulting services.  MS Risk enjoys strong links working in partnership with and supporting law enforcement and military agencies.  It has completed projects for clients around the world and in sectors such as natural resources, maritime, supply chain, financial services, media, hospitality, construction engineering and for the legal profession.  www.msrisk.com

To discuss our services, please contact info@msrisk.com or +44 207 754 3555

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Read MS Risk's latest report Outlook- Libyan Port Security here - 16 October 2016

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