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Attempted smuggling of 7,000 bullets to Gaza thwarted

Customs officials in southern Israel discover 7,000 9mm bullets hidden in rolls of insulation material.

Attempted smuggling of 7,000 bullets to Gaza thwarted

China was Israel’s largest source of imports in 2021, surpassing US

Imports from China increase by $3 billion from 2020 to 2021

China Israel’s largest source of imports in 2021, surpassing US

Saudi Arabia amends import rules on Israel-linked products

The move is a Saudi bid to challenge the UAE's status as the region's trade and business hub.

Saudi Arabia amends import rules on Israel-linked products

PA's boycott of Israeli cattle lifted, imports from PA to Israel to be renewed

DM Bennett removes ban on PA agricultural imports after PA agrees to lift boycott of Israeli cattle.

PA's cattle boycott lifted, imports from PA to be renewed

Government to cancel import taxes on butter

Economy Ministry recommends removing quotas, canceling taxes, on imported butter.

Government to cancel import taxes on butter

PA reverses ban on Israeli imports

PA backtracks from decision to ban imports of vegetables, fruits and poultry from Israel.

PA reverses ban on Israeli imports

PA bans fruit and vegetable imports from Israel

PA "punishes" Israel over its decision to ban imports of PA fruits and vegetables.

PA bans fruit and vegetable imports from Israel

'Turkey doesn't deserve to be rewarded'

Economics minister critical of opening of Tomato imports from Turkey, despite no lack in Israel. 'I am sure Kahlon will mend the situation.'

'Turkey doesn't deserve to be rewarded'

Israel foils Gazan's efforts to import military gear

Ashdod customs inspectors foil smuggling of thousands of Items of military clothing and gear.

Israel foils Gazan's efforts to import military gear

Farmers launch tractor protests against free trade

Israeli farmers demonstrate against low consumer prices and imported produce, demand government implement protectionist policies.

Farmers launch tractor protests against free trade

Hamas stops imports of Israeli watermelons to Gaza

A week after allowing Israeli watermelons after an eight year ban, Gaza’s Ministry of Agriculture stops the imports.

Hamas stops imports of Israeli watermelons to Gaza

Gaza lifts ban on watermelon imports from Israel

Gaza Ministry of Agriculture allows watermelon imports from Israel for the first time in eight years.

Gaza lifts ban on watermelon imports from Israel

PA indicts Arab companies for violating ban

PA cracks down on 2 companies selling Israeli goods, after it banned Arab firms from marketing from five Israeli companies.

PA indicts Arab companies for selling Israeli products

PA halts imports from six Israeli companies

PA announces it is halting imports from five major Israeli food production companies, cites a similar Israeli move against PA companies.

PA 'punishes' Israel by halting imports from six companies

Israel renews import of kosher meat from the US

Following a decade of no US meat imports, Israel to renew bringing in kosher meat from the country.

Israel renews import of kosher meat from the US

Israel to Allow Imports of Ironware from Gaza

Israel will allow Gaza to export ironware, furniture and textiles to Israel in a bid to improve the Gazan economy.

Israel to Allow Imports of Ironware and Furniture from Gaza

Record Car Imports Show Strength of Economy

More cars were imported in the first four months of 2015 than in any four month period in Israel's history.

Record Car Imports Show Strength of Israeli Economy, Say Experts

Trade Deficit Sinks, First Benefit of Gas Finds

Israel's trade deficit was down 70% in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the last quarter of 2015.

Trade Deficit Sinks - First Benefit of Israel's Gas Finds

American Cars Set to 'Invade' Israeli Showrooms

Israelis could soon see a lot more American cars on their roads, as Israel and the U.S. sign a new cooperation agreement.

American Cars Set to 'Invade' Israeli Showrooms

Syria's Quiet War on Imports

As its economy tanks dropping its GDP by 383% amid a bloody civil war, how has Assad's regime tried to stay afloat?

Syria's Quiet War on Imports

Just in Time for Purim: Costume Prices Down 20%

Frozen tops the list of popular costumes for kids this year, but plenty of adults are buying outfits as well, retailers say.

Just in Time for Purim: Costume Prices Down 20%

2014 Breaks Car Sale Records in Israel

Israelis have so far this year bought 229,294 vehicles, leaving previous records in the dust.

2014 Breaks Car Sale Records in Israel

Cars Going Like Hotcakes, But Prices Set to Rise

According to import statistics, 23,829 cars were sold in Israel in October 2014, double the 11,634 sold in October a year earlier.

Cars Going Like Hotcakes, But Prices Likely to Rise Soon

Car Sales Down in July; Blame the War

July was not a bumper month for car sales. Operation Protective Edge has put a damper on the Israeli economy.

Car Sales Down in July; Blame the War

Toyota Slams Knesset Plan to Allow More Imports

A Knesset effort to lower car costs may be thwarted by the manufacturers of the cars themselves, with Toyota the first to protest.

Toyota Slams Knesset Plan to Allow More Car Imports

Bennett: Cost of Living – The Most Important Issue

Minister of Economy takes on industrialists upset by his pro-competition measures.

Bennett: Cost of Living – The Most Important Issue

'Bird Man' Nabbed in Illegal Avian Import Scheme

Israeli man stopped by import inspectors at Ben Gurion Airport trying to smuggle 40 Zebra Finches into Israel.

'Bird Man' Nabbed in Illegal Avian Import Scheme

Alcohol Importer's Woes Could Mean a 'Dry' Israel

The largest importer, and for many brands the sole importer, of alcohol into Israel, is broke - and the country could soon be 'dry'.

Alcohol Importer's Woes Could Mean a 'Dry' Israel

Rabbinate: Tons of Rice Infected With Bugs

The Chief Rabbinate on Sunday warned Israelis to check their rice – for bugs

Rabbinate: Tons of Imported Rice Infested With Bugs

Bennett: Imports Will Bring Down Cost of Living

The government promised lower prices, and on Monday it will try to begin to fulfill its promise.

Bennett: Imports Will Bring Down Cost of Living

Jordanians Protest Israel Imports, Gas Talks Go On

Jordanians called on the Amman government to ban imports from Israel, possibly not knowing talks are proceeding over import of natural gas.

Jordanians Protest Imports from Israel, But Amman May Import Gas

India May Cease Iranian Oil Imports

Indian refiners may halt imports of Iranian crude oil after insurance firms said refineries processing Iranian oil will no longer be covered

India May Cease Iranian Oil Imports As Insurers Back Out

Ahmadinejad Sacks Cabinet's Sole Woman

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked Health Minister Marizeh Vahid Dastjerdi, the sole woman in his cabinet.

Ahmadinejad Sacks Cabinet's Sole Woman

Potential Olim: Gov't Cuts Taxes on Appliances

Minister of Finance signed a special directive to cut import duties and taxes on hundreds of items.

Attention Potential Olim: Gov't Cuts Taxes on Appliances

Customs, Import Tax Canceled

Israel's economy is about to receive another boost, with the cancelation of the customs tax on the import of hundreds of products.

Customs, Import Tax Canceled on Hundreds of Items

Dealers Suffer from Car Glut in Gaza

It's a small region -- and car dealers in Gaza are complaining that the market is becoming glutted.

Business Owners Suffer from Car Glut in Gaza