The Israeli Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, operates over 40 Economic Missions around the world based in countries that are primary trade partners with Israel. The U.S., Israel’s largest trade partner, is home to 5 such Missions, with one housed at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the others divided in regions of the country: Northeast (New York City), Midwest (Chicago), South (Houston), West (San Francisco).
The Israeli Foreign Trade Administration is responsible for managing and directing the international trade policy of the State of Israel and promoting Israel’s international business exchange. Each Economic Mission exists as a gateway between local companies, organizations, and government agencies with relevant counterparts in Israel. By spreading the Missions in regions across the country, each office is able to tailor its efforts to best suit regional needs.
The Missions’ primary objectives are the promotion of trade and export, initiating and maintaining trade agreements for the improvement of Israel’s trade conditions, attracting and encouraging foreign investments and creating strategic cooperation with foreign companies, organizations and government agencies.
- Assisting the Israeli industry in deepening the activity in existing markets, and penetrating new markets.
- Accompanying and supporting the individual exporter in the marketing activity abroad.
- Initiating and applying international trade agreements and maintaining existing agreements.
- Raising investments and strategic cooperation.
- Improving the image of the Israeli industry and economy.
- Preventing unfair competition – dumping