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Israel: A bitter harvest
The EU, Israel’s biggest trading partner, is preparing EU-wide guidelines for the labelling of goods made at settlements as originating from Israeli-occupied Palestinian land. The measure would affect $300m of Israeli exports, according to a World Bank estimate.
Israel, China move closer to free trade agreement with survey
Israel and China have moved closer to a bilateral free trade partnership, agreeing to hold a survey to quantify its impact as a first step, Israel’s Globes reported on Tuesday.
India, Israel inching closer to signing FTA: Israeli envoy
Hoping that an India-Israel free trade agreement (FTA) would be signed "in the coming months", the Israeli ambassador on Thursday said the agreement would be a "strategic game changer" in trade relations between the two countries.
Israel, Colombia sign free trade agreement
Israel signed a free trade deal with Colombia on Monday, seeking to boost economic ties and expand its ventures in South America.
Israel keen on starting FTA talks with Peru
Israel and Peru expect to kick off negotiations on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement before year’s end in order to take advantage of the two economies’ complementariness, Israel’s ambassador to Peru Modi Ephraim said Monday.
European lawmakers urge suspension of agreement with Israel
Palestinian official news agency WAFA reports that European parliamentarians wrote European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton last week calling on her to suspend the Association Agreement with Israel because of the latter’s violation of the terms of the agreement.
India-Israel FTA: Next round of talks in January
India and Israel will hold in January another round of negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement, a move which would increase bilateral commerce and investment between the countries, Parliament was informed today.
EU trade policy cannot ignore the Geneva conventions: the European Parliament must reject the ACAA protocol with Israel
Civil society statement calling fpr rejection of the Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products protocol attached to the European Union-Israel Association Agreement
The European Parliament is rewarding Israel’s human rights violations
On 18 September 2012, the European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA) passed the Protocol on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (ACAA) by a slim margin.
InCACBI Statement on India-Israel Free Trade Agreement
We, a group of academics, activists and artists in India, came together in 2010 to campaign against yet another apartheid regime by extending support to the international campaign for the academic and cultural boycott of Israel.
Israel unhappy after EU blacklists 1980s town
The European Commission on 3 August added three postal codes to a register of over 500 codes relating to "Israeli settlements located within the territories brought under Israeli administration since June 1967"
EU-Israel: One hand whitewashes the other
The European Union is being duplicitous by condemning Israel’s human rights abuses while increasing trade links.
Palestinian youth reject EU hypocrisy in upgrading relations with Israel
The Palestinian youth are tired of the EU’s hypocrisy and contemptuous policies that use aid and development programs to mask political cowardice and complicity in Israel’s crimes
Indo-Israel FTA likely by this year-end
The India and Israel Free Trade Agreement (Indo-Israel FTA) is likely to be signed by the end of this year or in the second quarter of next year, according to Yahel Vilan, minister and deputy chief of mission, Israel Embassy.
EU fails to uphold international law with Israel
As organizations dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), we are strongly concerned about the EU’s lack of commitment to human rights in light of what is essentially an intensification of bilateral relations with Israel.
EU to intensify cooperation with Israel: double standards in practice
Barely two months after the EU Council Conclusions, stating that Israeli activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory were undermining the two-state solution, the EU has just offered Israel 60 new activities of cooperation during the Association Council meeting it held with Israel in Brussels on July 24th .
Israel, Korea hope to start negotiations on free trade pact
Israel and Korea hope to begin formal free trade negotiations next year, according to Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister on Thursday.
EU-Israel Association Agreement upgraded
Following a meeting of the Association Council on 24th July, the EU confirmed that it has moved to upgrade relations with the State of Israel.
Israel loath to permit liberal access to skilled Indians
Israel has expressed reservations over India’s demand for easier movement of skilled professionals through a free trade agreement.
Ban on settlement goods wouldn’t break EU laws
A new report by Cambridge law professor James Crawford says that "there do not appear to be any EC laws which could be breached by a member state taking the decision to ban the import of settlement produce on public policy grounds."