In June 2013, Israel and the EU signed an open skies agreement that is expected to enter into force in 2018.  A 2001 European Commission opinion confirmed the lack of preferential status for these products and provoked furious reactions from Israel, although the economic importance of Israeli products established in the territories is very limited (100 million euros per year out of a total of 6 billion euros per year). Unlike in the EU, the United States allows duty-free products exported outside the territories under its 1985 free trade agreement.  With regard to competition (Article 17), the agreement contains provisions relating to cooperation and exchange of information to ensure and facilitate the enforcement of the respective competition laws of the parties. Trade between the EU and Israel is based on the Association Agreement. The European Union is Israel`s largest trading partner.   In 2013, the volume of bilateral trade (excluding diamonds) amounted to more than 27 billion euros. In 2013, 32% of Israeli exports (excluding diamonds) were exported to the EU and 34% of imports (excluding diamonds) came from the EU. If you want to talk to someone face to face, we have local trade offices all over Britain. In any office, you can speak to an international trade advisor. Find your local sales office. Israel and the European Economic Community began diplomatic relations in 1959.
A first free trade agreement was signed in 1975. At the 1994 Essen Council, the EU expressed its desire to establish special relations with Israel. From a bilateral point of view, an association agreement came into force in 2000 following a cooperation agreement in 2000, which provides for economic, commercial, technological and preferential research status between the parties. It included measures to create a free trade area for industrial goods and to liberalize trade in goods, services and capital flows. The agreement also laid the groundwork for cultural, scientific and political cooperation. Israel responded to this initiative by stating that it would not sign future agreements with the EU until it could « clarify » its position that no Israeli organisation could cooperate beyond the Green Line or receive EU funds.  Updated certificates of origin will be available as soon as your regular supplier`s agreement comes into force, for example. B chambers of commerce. The certificates will be very similar to those currently used. They will show the UK as a place of origin and not as the EU.
If you expect the 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. 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. The 2010 judgment of the European Court of Justice in the Brita case confirmed that products originating in the West Bank cannot receive preferential tariff treatment under the EC-Israel agreement and that the allegations to the contrary by the Israeli authorities are not binding on EU customs authorities.