Trade Agreements: Israel

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 15th November 2022.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the UK’s objectives are in their trade negotiations with Israel.

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

On 20 July, negotiations were launched between the UK and Israel for an upgraded, innovation-focused Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that supported trade in services, digital and procurement. As part of this, our strategic approach to the negotiations was published on GOV.UK. This document sets out the UK’s key objectives in these negotiations.

An upgraded FTA with Israel will modernise our trade relations with a growing economy, whose services sector has grown by over 45% in the last decade, and whose total imports are expected to double by 2035.

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