The Foreign Trade Administration (FTA) at the Ministry of Economy manages and directs Israel's international trade policy. The FTA promotes Israel's economy through a number of avenues: initiating and overseeing trade agreements, promoting Israel's exports, and fostering robust relations between Israel and foreign industries.
The FTA is divided into three main divisions, each promoting the Israeli economy in distinct and significant ways. The Trade Policy and International Agreements Division facilitates Israel's free trade Agreements, maintains and develops inter-governmental trade relations and addresses regulatory barriers that affect the Israeli industry. The Export Promotion Division works to ensure the continued advancement of Israel's exports. The International Projects and Financing Division, the newest Division, offers different programs that support Israeli companies in their business operations abroad.
The FTA operates as the headquarters of over 40 economic and trade missions around the world. These missions are located in the main trade and commercial centers as well as in multilateral organizations, such as the WTO and the OECD. In the past few years, Israel has increased its presence in the Far East and South America by opening additional missions in these regions.
Israel's economic and trade missions act as the forefront of the Israeli government’s efforts to boost the Israeli industry in foreign markets.
We work in conjunction with other units of the Ministry to attract foreign investment to Israel's domestic economy. Together, our efforts ensure that Israel's industry continues to be a leading competitive participant in today's global market
The organizational structure of the Foreign Trade Administration
The Administration is composed of three units:
- The International Branch
- The Export Promotion Branch
- The Investments Promotion Staff