Israel Preferential Trade Agreements

Read more: The EU trade agreement with Israel If you expect goods to pass through, when the EU-Israel trade agreement no longer applies to the UK, you can obtain a retrospective certificate of origin. This shows that the products originate in the United Kingdom and can benefit from preferential conditions when your products arrive on the date on which the UK-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement is foreseen. THE EFTA states signed a free trade agreement with Israel on 17 September 1992 in Geneva, Switzerland. The agreement came into force on January 1, 1993. Bilateral agricultural agreements were modernized and extended in Geneva on 22 November 2018. These new agreements will enter into force and replace existing agreements after ratification by the respective EFTA states and Israel. For more information on the new agreements, visit the page below. See the list of minimum transactions in Article 7 of the Origin Protocol in the text of the UK-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement. The United Kingdom has signed a trade and partnership agreement with Israel. Negotiations on the opening of additional agricultural trade between the EU and Israel were concluded in 2008 and the agreement has been in force since January 2010. These individual origin protocols are gradually being replaced by a reference to the regional agreement on preferential rules of origin (EMP), instituted in 2011, which aims to create a more homogeneous framework for original protocols. Israel signed the regional agreement on 10 October 2013 and the internal ratification process is complete. The Joint Committee between the United States and Israel (JC) is the central oversight body for the free trade agreement.

At its last meeting in February 2016, the JC discussed possible new cooperation efforts to increase bilateral trade and bilateral investment. During the meeting, the United States and Israel noted progress in examining a number of regulatory and customs barriers specific to bilateral trade and agreed to continue to support existing dialogues on these issues. You can use online tools that trade with the UK and check how you can export goods to check product and country-specific information on tariffs and current rules for trading goods in the UK. These tools are regularly updated to reflect changes. Agricultural trade is the responsibility of three bilateral agricultural agreements negotiated between the State of EFTA (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) and Israel. These agreements are part of the instruments for creating the free trade area and are governed by the disciplines applicable to trade in goods in the main agreement.