Export to Israel: where to start?
Israel is a very highly developed country in the Middle East by global standards, beside high-tech sector revolution that have been noticed since several years, Israel is one of the world's leading greenhouse-food-exporting countries, the country have contributed to the advancement of the natural sciences, agricultural sciences, computer sciences, electronics, genetics, medicine, optics, solar energy and various fields of engineering, the country has domestic natural gas resources which were discovered in large quantities starting in 2009.
Global Competitiveness Report of 2016 and 2017 has ranked Israel as the world's second most innovative economy and they economy was ranked as the world's most durable economy in the face of crises, Israel's economic competitiveness is helped by strong protection of property rights, relatively low corruption levels, and high openness to global trade and investment.
How to find your agent or distributor?
We can help you covering the top Israeli retailers, distributors and resellers in High-technology products (including aviation, communications, computer-aided design and manufactures, medical electronics, fiber optics), wood and paper products, potash and phosphates, food, beverages, and tobacco, caustic soda, cement, pharmaceuticals, construction, metal products, chemical products, plastics, cut diamonds, textiles, footwear.
We have a clear and structured approach to find the best partner
We first want to know what kind of partner you are looking for. Based on your information, we make a long-list of 15-20 potential partners that fit your description. After your approval we find the right decision maker, approach him or her personally and share your business profile with them. This mostly leads to 3-5 companies who are suitable as your partner and interested in working with you. Once we have found these companies, we plan your meetings and accompany you during the first visits.
More about Israeli distribution channels
Distribution methods vary by type of product:
Commissioned Agents: industrial equipment, raw materials and commodities
Stocking Agents: high volume items
Franchising: Franchises have increased in popularity, such as: McDonalds, Toys-R-US, UPS, and FedEx
Most of FMCG sold through importers and distributors, while large retail chains import directly without intermediaries. In most cases, distribution firms serve the entire country.
International Trade and Economic Cooperation
Israel has an extensive network of agreements with countries throughout America, Europe, and Asia including:
- Free trade agreements that cover close to 80% of Israel’s foreign trade.
- Joint R&D programs to promote industrial cooperation that provide up to 50% of costs for projects.
- Treaties for the avoidance of double taxation.