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International strategy at Zara is defined by the combined generic strategy of cost leadership and differentiation strategy. There are considerations, however, such as when selecting the Lebanese market, labor cost and productivity, distribution cost and shipment cost of raw materials are considered. Other considerations are characteristics or behavior of consumers and income per capita. In terms of marketing approach, the considerations include the 4Ps inherent to the Lebanese consumers and business environment. Market entry considerations include economics, both macroeconomic factors which include tax, political condition and export tariff and microeconomic factors including local competitors, demand and location of store. Regulation from government and local producers protection issues are other considerations.