Import


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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Israeli Bus Makers to Go Electric

Two Israeli bus makers have won a tender to produce electric buses for the local market. The companies will work with Chinese bus manufacturers to produce the buses based on…

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More Duty-Free Grape Juice to Enter Israel

The Knesset Finance Committee on Wednesday ordered a one year extension of an order to allow increased amounts of grape juice into the country, duty free. A total of 200,000…

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