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Israel has signed FTAs with Canada, Colombia, EFTA, Egypt, the EU, Jordan, Mercosur, Mexico, Panama, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the US and Vietnam. It is currently negotiating an FTA with India, slated for completion in 2012, and is still eyeing possible deals with Colombia, South Korea, Russia, Thailand and the Ukraine.

last update: Septiembre 2016
photo: BDS Colombia

Olmert heads to Japan with eye to boosting trade
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is to leave Sunday on a four-day trip to Japan, with an eye to boosting bilateral trade.
Israel signs free-trade accord with South American bloc
Mercosur, the South American trade bloc (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay), signed a free-trade agreement with Israel on Tuesday, its first pact with a country outside of Latin America.
Israeli, Palestinian businessmen urge trade talks
Key members of the Israeli and Palestinian private sectors recommended in a joint study that peace negotiators adopt a "Free Trade Agreement Plus" (FTA Plus) as the basis for economic relations between Israel and any future Palestinian state.
Holy See and Israel close to bilateral agreement, says Israeli ambassador
The agreement deals with economic issues, as well as with the legal and financial status of Church properties in the Holy Land.
Israel-S. America trade deal imminent
Mercosur, South America’s four-nation trading bloc, is poised to clinch a historic free-trade pact with Israel, officials said Wednesday.
Israel, Mexico amended the Israel-Mexico Free-Trade Agreement of 2000
The amendment allows for goods originating in Israel or Mexico to undergo minimal processing or storage in a third country, such as the US or EU, and still retain duty-free status
Israel proposes FTA with India
Israel has proposed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India to boost burgeoning economic and bilateral ties.
Israeli industrialists’ strategy in the global supply chain
The aim of this paper is to try to understand the Israeli industrialists’ strategy in the globalization process in the course of the recent years. The new strategy was implemented in the days of the first Intifada (the Palestinian uprising) in the late 80s. At that time voices were heard in the Association of Israeli Industrialists, the strongest organization of Israeli employers, advocating an agreement with the Palestinians which would not oppose the establishment of an independent Palestinian State, as long as the Palestinian economic dependence on Israel is preserved.
Israel to attempt upgrade its EU status
Israel is examining the idea of upgrading its relations with the European Union and gaining the status of Norway and Switzerland, which although not members of the EU have free passage for people, capital and merchandise between them and the rest of the EU countries.
’There is still a lot to be done,’ EU’s Ferrero-Waldner tells Post
Despite its commitments under the Association Agreement and the European Neighbourhood Policy, the EU commissioner for external relations said, Israel "has not yet made up its mind how to work with us."