Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Getting Israel's Blessing First: Want Access to U.S. Market? Use Israeli Components in Your Products! Lobby? What Lobby?

Egypt and Israel sign deal easing access to U.S. market

"Egypt and Israel signed an agreement on Tuesday making it easier for Egyptian-based companies to win exemption from duties and quotas when
exporting goods to the United States

Egyptian and Israeli ministers agreed to cut to 10.5 percent from 11.7 percent the minimum proportion of Israeli components in goods which are eligible for the exemptions, Egyptian Trade and Industry Minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid told a news conference.

They also agreed to ask U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab to extend the special market access arrangements to companies based in eight provinces south of Cairo, he added....."

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