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Israel and Japan bolster ties, sign bilateral investment treaty
Israel and Japan signed a bilateral investment treaty, in the latest move to strengthen their diplomatic and trade ties.
Fourth round of FTA talks between Ukraine, Israel to take place in Kyiv on Jan 24-26
The sides are to work on the common vision and common approach to trade preferences for agricultural and industrial groups of goods.
S. Korea starts 2nd round of FTA talks with Israel
South Korea has started the second round of free trade talks to discuss ways to boost bilateral economic exchanges and investment.
Israel seeks FTA with India to boost trade
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin pitched for a bilateral free trade agreement with India
EU recognises right to boycott Israel
The European Union recognises the right of its citizens to boycott Israel, its top foreign policy official has said. This tardy move comes after three member governments — Sweden, Ireland and the Netherlands — already explicitly recognise this right.
Mekorot demands €50m damages from Cypriot gov’t
A Mekorot subsidiary is threatening to sue Cyprus under its investment treaty with Israel.
A NAFTA-like deal for Israel and Ukraine?
Free-trade agreement is a key part of NAFTA, and Tel-Aviv and Kyiv are well on their way towards the implementation of a similar deal.
India chasing free trade agreements with Israel, Gulf & Eurasia
India is eyeing trade deals with the European Union, Israel , Gulf countries and Eurasian region to deepen its trading engagement and revive exports.
S. Korea to launch FTA negotiations with Israel next month
South Korea said that it has come to an agreement with Israel to begin negotiations next month on a free trade deal that could further boost bilateral trade.
How isolation is bringing China and Israel together
For Israel a FTA is also about diversifying its political relationships, as the West is becoming more politically distant. A similar urge is motivating China. Looking out into the South China Sea, Beijing sees a U.S. effort to physically contain China’s expansion.
Bilateral US-Israel “free” trade agreement delivers $144 billion deficit to US
The cumulative US merchandise trade deficit with Israel from 1985 through 2015 has ballooned to $144 billion adjusted for inflation. Why are these results so one-sided? By design.
Israel, China open talks on free-trade agreement
Chinese vice premier Liu Yandong met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss the matter.
Israel, EU negotiating new agreement; will replace the 2004 agreement on cooperation
The new agreement will redefine the implementation of cooperation between Israel and the EU in a range of areas.
Korea opens preliminary discussion on FTA with Israel
The South Korean government hosted a public meeting in Seoul on Wednesday to discuss the potential benefits and economic impact of a free trade agreement with Israel.
Will Palestinians take advantage of EU decision to label settlement products?
Palestine is seeking to achieve economic advantages by replacing settlement products with Palestinian products in European cities.
Egypt to appeal $1.76 bln award to Israel in gas dispute, freeze gas import talks
Egypt said on Sunday it would appeal an order by international arbitrators to pay $1.76 billion in compensation to state-owned Israel Electric Corp for halting gas supplies.
Panama and Israel sign free trade agreement
Latin American nation’s first FTA with a Middle Eastern nation focuses on innovation and technology transfer
Israel fumes over planned EU labelling of ‘settlement’ products
Few issues have caused more friction between Israel and the European Union than EU plans to impose labelling on goods produced in Jewish settlements on occupied land.
EU-US trade deal mustn’t stifle calls for Israel boycott, say unions
More than 150 organizations from across Europe are vowing to resist efforts by the United States to stifle campaigns for Palestinian rights by means of a controversial trade deal.
Canada, Israel modernise free trade agreement
This updated version of the existing Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement will provide expanded market accesss for agricultural, fish and seafood products if Canada’s Parliament approves it.