Import


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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2016 Sets Record for Car Imports

The totals are in, and it was an all-time record year for vehicle imports. A total of 286,728 vehicles were imported into the country in 2016, 12 percent more than…

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Tech Exports Implode as Trade Deficit Balloons

A steep drop in high-tech exports was the most unsettling part of a growing trade deficit, Globes reported, citing the Central Bureau of Statistics’ latest update on Israel’s import-export figures,…

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Motorbike Imports Near Record Levels

Just as car imports appear to be coming close to setting a record in 2016, so are imports of two-wheeled motor vehicles, including mopeds and motorcycles. 16,089 such vehicles were…

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Cheese Prices to Sink With New Import Rules

Israelis looking to pick up a discounted package of yellow cheese in 2017 should rush out to the Osher Ad chain – because cheese will cost no more than NIS…

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Gov’t Backs Down on Duty-Free Meat Imports

An ambitious plan to significantly increase the importation of duty-free fresh meat has been shelved for the time being, the Finance Ministry announced. The increase in duty-free imports that was…

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