Import


Israel’s Exports Pass $100B Mark

Despite the strong shekel, Israel exports reached an all-time high in 2017 – and for the first time passed the $100 billion dollar mark, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported.…

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Tariffs on Personal Products to Be Reduced

The Health, Economy and Finance Ministries have agreed on a plan that will significantly reduce tariffs on makeup, personal care and beauty products. The new regulations have been presented to…

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U.S. Trade Deficit Rises to Nine-Year High

The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in December to its highest level since 2008, as robust domestic demand pushed imports to a record high, potentially putting pressure on…

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Haifa Port: 2017 Record Year

Haifa Port reported that it handled 26 million tons of merchandise in 2017 – the most ever in Haifa, and the most for any Israeli port in a single year.…

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Import Duties on Baby Products Canceled

Import duties on baby products and eyeglasses were canceled Wednesday, the first step in an ambitious program by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon for a sweeping cancellation of all import duties…

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Authorities Seize 10,000 Phony Israeli Faucets

Counterfeiters will take the opportunity to fake almost anything if they can get away with it — including Israeli-made water faucets. In recent days, the Customs Authority intercepted 10,000 faucets…

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New Law Would Give ‘Sole Importers’ Competition

A law that would prohibit the existence of “sole importers” was approved for further legislation by the Ministerial Law Committee. The bill, proposed by Economy Minister Eli Cohen, would allow…

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Gov’t to Increase Olive Oil Imports

The government has announced that it will increase the amount of olive oil that can be imported without duty. Over the next three years, as much as 2,000 tons of…

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U.S. May Put Emergency Tariffs on Solar Imports

The United States has notified the other 163 members of the World Trade Organization that it is considering putting emergency “safeguard” tariffs on imported solar cells, according to a WTO…

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Importers Called in by Ministry to Explain High Prices

Years of complaints about the exorbitant prices Israelis pay for consumer products compared to prices for the same products abroad have led the Israeli government to demand explanations from some…

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